Wide angle converter Coolpix 5000

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Stéphane Havard, Jan 9, 2004.

  1. Hello,

    Is someone using a Kenko or a Digital Optics wide-angle lens converter on a
    Coolpix 5000 ? What are the results ?

    Thank you.

    Stephane.
     
    Stéphane Havard, Jan 9, 2004
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  2. Stéphane Havard

    Ed Ruf Guest


    Despite the higher cost of the Nikon WC-E68, if you are interested in good
    photos, it will be well worth the cost. I have the WC-E63 for my 990 and
    the WC-E80 for my 5700. You will not be disappointed.
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    Ed Ruf, Jan 9, 2004
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  3. Stéphane Havard

    Ed Ruf Guest


    I should add I have experience comparing the Nikon TC-E3 3x teleconverter
    against the Kenko KDT-60 6x converter with my 990.
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    Ed Ruf, Jan 9, 2004
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  4. Thanks Ed,

    I was thinking of buying a Kenko 0.42 converter to get really wide angles
    and put it in an underwater housing for Coolpix 5000. The Nikon converter is
    only 0.68 and so makes a 19 mm lens.

    Stéphane
     
    Stéphane Havard, Jan 10, 2004
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  5. Cngratulations for your pictures Ed !
    Is the fish-eye E8 "fully zoomable" ? Does that have an interest in your
    opinion, especially underwater ?

    Thanks.

    Stéphane

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    Stéphane Havard, Jan 10, 2004
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  6. Stéphane Havard

    Ed Ruf Guest

    Ok, my main point was the quality of non-Nikon converters is many times
    less than stellar. I'd suggest you try before you buy.
    Thank you. As I only have the EWA housing, there is no provision for add-on
    lenses. On the 99x/4500 the FC-8 is fully zoomable. I don't know about on
    the 5000. I can say I'm less than thrilled with the new FC-9 for the 5700,
    Nikon's instructions call for it to be used at full wide, unlike the
    990/FC-8, and if you zoom in the outer 10-20% of the frame is terribly out
    of focus.
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    http://members.cox.net/egruf-digicam
     
    Ed Ruf, Jan 10, 2004
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  7. Thank you.

    SH


     
    Stéphane Havard, Jan 10, 2004
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