Sony Ultra Wide Converter Converts E-Mount Pancake E16mm f/2.8 to Wide Angle Field of View, High Quality Design

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About Sony

The Sony VCL-ECU1 Ultra Wide Converter offers excellent depth of field and exaggerated perspective, instantly expanding your photographic horizons. The converter is specifically designed for use with the Sony E-Mount 16mm f2.8 Pancake Lens. A sleek, high quality design and easy-attach bayonet mechanism, this converter provides high definition optics for uncompromised imaging performance.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (6),Lightweight (6),Durable (5),Reliable (4)
Best Uses:
Landscape photography (5),Travel (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (3)

Sony Features

  • Designed for use with SEL16F28
  • High quality and sleek designed
  • Attach easily and securely to the front of the lens
  • High Definition optics for uncompromised imaging performacne

Sony Specifications

Compatibility
Sony 16mm f2.8 Pancake lens
Magnification
x0.75
Dimensions (Dia. x L)
66 x 44 mm (2-5/8 x 1-3/4 in.)
Weight (Approx.)
125 g (4.4 oz) (excl. cap)

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice wide angle

This is a great add-on lens for those looking for some wider angle shots. There is some distortion at the corners but hardly noticeable/bothersome unless you're looking for perfection. It's affordable compared to buying another lense, but obviously the performance isn't comparable. Just remember that the kit and pancake lenses cost 300 and 250. The soft plastic lens cap is horrible. I'm bound to lose it sooner or later. It isn't designed to click in place, instead it merely "holds" onto the l...

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This is a great add-on lens for those looking for some wider angle shots. There is some distortion at the corners but hardly noticeable/bothersome unless you're looking for perfection. It's affordable compared to buying another lense, but obviously the performance isn't comparable. Just remember that the kit and pancake lenses cost 300 and 250. The soft plastic lens cap is horrible. I'm bound to lose it sooner or later. It isn't designed to click in place, instead it merely "holds" onto the lens. Whenever I use it, I just leave the cap in the bag and that leaves the large front element susceptible to damage.

Reviewed by 13 customers

 
5.0

Great lens for the $$

By

from Minneapolis, MN  -  Semi-Professional

I use this for interior photography. the image quality it delivers is astounding. I am very pleased with this purchase. CA is definitely noticeable in high contrast edges. It's not an issue for web-based home tours, but if you make big enlargements (11x14 or greater) you WILL see it.

 
4.0

should be wider

By

from New York, NY

just slightly wider than the 16mm which is a prime lens Good lens sharp photos

 
4.0

A nice addition

By

from Sequim WA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

This little clip on gadget adds mobile wide angle capability to the Sony Nex 6. I had already purchased the companion fish-eye to this little gem. Both of these lenses add a surprisingly sharp flexibility to the camera. I know it isn't in a class like the 10-18 lens, but it $700 cheaper.

 
4.0

Main lens

By

from New York  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Good for interviews when you can get very close to your subject and want to blur out the background.

 
5.0

Sony UW Converter for Emount 16mm f2.8

By

from Kirkland, Seattle, Washington  -  Professional

Useful in landscape photography and in interior confined spaces. It is light weight and compact.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Makes the 16mm 2.8 really useful

By

from Dover NH  -  Semi-Professional

I have had the 16mm emount pancake lens for awhile. I don't use it much because the 18-55 emount is almost as wide. This adapter widens an image to 12mm or 18mm full frame equivilant. Now it makes the 16mm a truly wide lens. The attached picture which led into a series of swim pictures could not have been taken with just the 16mm. The lens is now uniquely useful on a NEX5N that produces great picture quality.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for architectural work

By

from Colchester, Vermont

Just used extensively on a three week tour around England visiting stately homes in the National Trust. Absolutely essential for interior work where the 16mm is just not quite wide enough. Wouldn't travel without it, since it is so small and light. A bargain.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wide Angle Conversion Lens

By

from Port Elizabeth, SA

For all those that have complained that this lens does not work for the 30 & 50mm lenses, it is made to partner with the SEL16f28. It works brilliantly with the 16f28 on my FS100 Super 35mm sensor. Exceptionally sharp too, and does not seem to effect the low-light performance of the SEL16f28. No noticeable CA, and very little corner distortion. The build quality is good, and the lense comes with a sturdy protective case as well.

 
5.0

Widen Your Horizons

By

from El Paso, Texas  -  Professional

When wider is better, this lens gets the job done. This lens has very little edge distortion and is nicely compact so it doesn't take up much room in your bag or add weight to your shoulder. For more dramatic effects, there is also the Fisheye attachment lens (see that product review).

(24 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Works fine

By

from Atlanta area

The adapter works great. Snap it on the AF works fine, it doesn't slow focus down at all and the pictures are sharp. I just wish it was a little wider it only adds 4mm. I use it on the 16mm.

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Questions about this item:

Shopper  Can the lens hood be removed from this converter? All of the photos I've seen of it (on and off the camera) have the hood attached. Asking because I'm interested in using the Sony 16mm + WA converter in an underwater housing. Thanks in advance.
ROBERT B  No it is not removable. You want to keep it on anyway. I use it underwater with a domed port. No fit issues. You wont get good performance with flat port.
Shopper  Is this lens good for zooming? and how far does it zoom?
TONY S  I purchased this and the fisheye, along with the 16mm. I also have the 16-50mm. These auxiliary lenses will not fit on the 16-50mm.
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