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.
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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...View full Review
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.
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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.
just slightly wider than the 16mm which is a prime lens Good lens sharp photos
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.
Good for interviews when you can get very close to your subject and want to blur out the background.
Useful in landscape photography and in interior confined spaces. It is light weight and compact.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.