Anyone with a Nikon WC-E24 wide converter?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Don Wiss, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. Don Wiss

    Don Wiss Guest

    I lost the large lens cap on a plane. I thought trying to find a
    replacement would be a lot easier if I had the number. So if you have this
    converter, could you please post the part number on the large cap.

    Don <www.donwiss.com> (e-mail link at home page bottom).
     
    Don Wiss, Nov 20, 2007
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  2. Don Wiss

    Guest Guest

    the only number i see on the cap is 495. the lens has a 48mm filter
    thread.
     
    Guest, Nov 20, 2007
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  3. Don Wiss

    me Guest

    They don't appear to be given in the manual.
    http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/WCE24.pdf
     
    me, Nov 20, 2007
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  4. Take the converter to your favourite photo shop. If it has a standard filter
    thread then it should be very easy to find a matching lens cap.

    jue
     
    Jürgen Exner, Nov 20, 2007
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  5. It's not threaded.

    Maybe check "http://www.2filter.com/prices/products/Lenscaps.html" for a
    snap-on cap that would work.

    Or buy the newer WC-E63 which is threaded.
     
    SMS 斯蒂文• å¤, Nov 20, 2007
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  6. Don Wiss

    Guest Guest

    wrong. it is threaded.
     
    Guest, Nov 21, 2007
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  7. Don Wiss

    Don Wiss Guest

    It is threaded, but at some point it got dropped and it is crimped in at
    one point. I certainly am not going to buy a new lens for an eight year old
    camera! But I would like to buy the push over lens cap that came with it.

    Don <www.donwiss.com> (e-mail link at home page bottom).
     
    Don Wiss, Nov 21, 2007
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  8. Don Wiss

    Guest Guest

    it looks that way but it actually has a usable 48mm thread, however,
    the thread is *very* shallow (about a half-turn, total).
    mine is 495 & 3.
     
    Guest, Nov 21, 2007
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  9. Don Wiss

    dale_eatons Guest

    Start experimenting with "inexpensive" alternatives. I have an Olympus
    tele-converter for some of my cameras. It still has the original pressure-fit
    lens cap. But then I read a post online where someone lost theirs. They found
    that the cap from a canister of Lay's "Stax" brand of potato-chips was a perfect
    fit (ID 79mm). So I purposely went and bought some just for the plastic lid. In
    case I ever lose my lens cap for that lens and that product is no longer
    available. It's a nice bright yellow too so if it happens to nudge off in the
    brush or at dusk, I'll notice that it's gone right away. Unlike the original
    which is black. I did have to hike a bit to hunt it down one time, having never
    noticed that it was gone at first. Now I won't care as much if it happens again.
    Black is nice, but not always. I have since learned to also put a large white X
    on the label-free back of all my black micro-SD cards with a special white-ink
    magic-marker for similar reasons.
     
    dale_eatons, Nov 21, 2007
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  10. Right, by threaded, I meant threaded for a screw-on lens filter, which
    it's not, AFAIK. The follow-up product is threaded for filters. Somehow
    Nikon forgot to include this capability on the WC-E24.
     
    SMS 斯蒂文• å¤, Nov 21, 2007
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  11. Don Wiss

    Guest Guest

    it IS threaded for a filter, it is just very shallow. why do you
    insist it isn't when you don't own one?
     
    Guest, Nov 21, 2007
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  12. Don Wiss

    Don Wiss Guest

    Hi David,

    I went and took a storefront picture with it yesterday. The desired picture
    was one where it was best to be on the same side of the street and use a
    wide angle. First problem is when pulling it out of its case I stuck a
    finger on the lens. Then the quality of the result was so bad I can't see
    using this lens again! I should have brought along my 8400.

    I didn't bring my D200 as that is sitting in a box waiting to be sold on
    eBay. My D300 was shipped yesterday. Because I was told UPS was not making
    Friday deliveries, it was shipped to my office. So I will get it on Monday.

    The 950 is great for closeups, like for selling something on eBay. I think
    I'll keep it just for that.

    Don <www.donwiss.com> (e-mail link at home page bottom).
     
    Don Wiss, Nov 22, 2007
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  13. Don Wiss

    Don Wiss Guest

    I bought the telephoto, but I don't think I ever used it. Kind of clumsy.
    Back when it was my only camera and being mostly outside, I figure the
    telephoto was left on most of the time.
    Does the 990 have as good macro capabilities as the 950 does?
    Now the one I haven't used since the D200 is my 8400. As you know I'm not
    impressed with its low light capabilities. Always wanting better low light
    capabilities is what has been driving my upgrades. It certainly wasn't live
    view.
    It is a rather expensive step up. I was a little slow in getting my D200 on
    eBay. While I have bought, I've never sold there. So the first hurdle was
    getting pictures of the merchandize and designing a page. Then more then a
    week ago Cameta started dumping new sealed D200s with warranty onto eBay.
    That drove down the market for gently used ones. Then I played along with a
    PayPal fraudster and lost my PayPal until I can verify it. So I don't know
    yet, but my upgrade cost could approach $1000. It is hard to justify.

    The camera a work colleague used for selling on eBay died. I said I'd loan
    him the 8400. How is it for macros?

    Don <www.donwiss.com/pictures/> (e-mail link at page bottoms).
     
    Don Wiss, Nov 23, 2007
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  14. Don Wiss

    Paul Bartram Guest

    Not only that, but you have to go rummaging through 'menu hell' to enable
    the adapters before you use them, otherwise the focus goes weird. I never
    bothered with the adapters with my 995, like you say - too much bother.

    As for fingers on the lens, I just keep an empty filter ring screwed on the
    lens. It is still possible to get fingerprints on the glass, but more
    difficult.

    Paul
     
    Paul Bartram, Nov 23, 2007
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  15. Don Wiss

    NothingOnTV Guest

    That's not the fault of using adapters, that's a fault of buying Nikon. I
    rejected their whole line of digital cameras from their convoluted and
    brain-numbing menu systems. By the time you change what you need for any camera
    function that flock of Canadian Geese would be in TX. All I kept reading in
    their manuals over and over again was "missed that shot, missed that shot,
    missed that one too, oh there goes another once-in-a-lifetime shot, there goes
    another shot, missed that shot ...." They should reprint their manuals with
    only those phrases, at least it would be helpful.
     
    NothingOnTV, Nov 23, 2007
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  16. Don Wiss

    Guest Guest

    990 could focus down to about 1 inch.
     
    Guest, Nov 23, 2007
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  17. Don Wiss

    Guest Guest

    all i noticed that the settings did was restrict the zoom range so that
    it didn't vignette with the adatper lens. autofocus worked fine either
    way, but the distance numbers in manual focus were a little off.
    indeed it was. the swivel was a fantastic idea and it worked well in
    many circumstances.
     
    Guest, Nov 23, 2007
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  18. Don Wiss

    Marty Fremen Guest

    I'm finding that with my Nikon S10. Unlike other cameras, it actually
    has a separate button for entering and exiting the menus which is some
    distance from the menu navigation control. E.g. to alter the exposure
    compensation I have to:

    1. Press Menu button
    2. Move finger a few cm to joystick
    3. Navigate menus to Exposure Compensation
    4. Press joystick to register OK
    5. Select amount of compensation
    6. Press joystick to register OK
    7. Move finger a few cm to Menu button
    8. Press Menu button to exit menus.
    8. Start taking picture

    Whereas on my Ricoh or Panasonic cameras, I...

    1. Press Adj button
    2. Select amount of compensation
    3. Half-press shutter to simultaneounsly confirm compensation and start
    picture taking process.

    If the entire Nikon usability department hasn't been sacked by now, I
    want to know why.

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    Don't dream it. Be it.
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    Marty Fremen, Nov 23, 2007
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  19. Don Wiss

    billstrather Guest

    I only buy top of the line P&S cameras. All of the ones that I own have EV
    compensation one button away. Or more importantly, all the manual controls for
    each function only one button away. I wouldn't buy one that didn't have all the
    primary functions of any camera under each finger. Automatic exposure is never
    accurate for any subject, ever. Anyone who doesn't know this only reveals how
    much photography experience they have.

    Wait, I take that back. If you are shooting an image of an 18% gray card and
    make sure to crop out anything surrounding it, then the camera might find the
    right exposure. But don't depend on the right auto white-balance if using it to
    accurately portray that card. If you are taking an image of that card by the
    reds of a sunset or under a canopy of leaves you'll want to retain those reds or
    greens in that gray. I often watch for clues like this in posts from others who
    are desperately trying to come off sounding like a pro, quickly and completely
    revealing that they have no real-life photography experience at all. They're so
    transparent at times and never even realize it. It can be quite amusing.
     
    billstrather, Nov 24, 2007
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  20. Don Wiss

    Marty Fremen Guest

    No I bought it online from a place that was selling them off cheap.
    I'd read the reviews of it though so I was aware of its poor usability re.
    menus etc (not to mention the menu navigation joystick itself which is hit
    and miss to the point of not being fit for purpose IMHO) however I decided
    these issues were outweighed by the large aperture long lens (380mm/f3.5)
    and the rotating LCD which allows waist-level shooting instead of having to
    hold it out in front of me (which always makes me feel like an idiot who's
    saying "hey look at me, I'm taking a photograph!").

    Basically I needed a fairly cheap pocketable telephoto camera to complement
    my main camera (which only goes to 72mm), and of the four I considered this
    was the cheapest and the one I felt likely to be the best for handholding
    at long focal lengths due to the combination of image stabilisation, large
    aperture, and waist-level shooting position (none of the four had proper
    viewfinders unfortunately). Given the price I am satisfied with it since I
    can indeed get steady shots at full zoom even in dim light at low ISO
    settings, but that doesn't mean that Nikon's usability & quality assurance
    department shouldn't be taken out and shot for letting a camera with such
    dire controls leave the factory gate. It honestly makes me wonder if they
    even have a usability department.
     
    Marty Fremen, Nov 24, 2007
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