Gear Check: Fuji X100F WCL-X100 II Wide Angle Converter

I’m still loving the experience (and images) from the wonderful Fujifilm X100F! The X100F has a 23mm f/2 lens on it which provides a field of view that’s equivalent to that of a 35mm lens on a full frame camera. It’s a great lens, but Fuji also make a couple of conversion lenses (WCL-X100 II and TCL-X100 II) that allow you to change it to a 28mm FOV or a 50mm FOV (Field Of View). I contacted my friends at B&H Photo and asked if I could borrow these conversion lenses for a few weeks to put them through their paces. When Fuji launched the X100F, they actually updated the adapters to new Mark II versions, so I was keen to see how they perform on this awesome camera.

I haven’t played with the 50mm one yet, but the 28mm came with me on day of climbing this weekend. As you can see from the photo, it adds a little bulk to the front of the camera, but overall it’s still quite a manageable package. From a size standpoint, it probably stops you from easily slipping it into a jacket pocket unless you remove the adapter, but it’s not hard to stash in a bag.

Unlike teleconverters that I’m more used to using, these adapters don’t alter the f-stop of the lens, so you still get an f/2 max aperture. Image quality with this 28mm adapter seems to be unnoticeably affected! So far so good!

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Dan Carr

Founder of Shutter Muse, full time photographer and creative educator. Dan lives in the Canadian Yukon, but his wanderlust often sends him in search of images all around the world to meet the needs of clients and readers alike.

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