Fujifilm WCL-X100 Lens Attachment

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 35mm, f/5.6, 1/10 sec, ISO800
“With the WCL-X100” Cedar Park, 2019

It’s been a while since I’ve bought a camera or lens, but here’s my newest acquisition: the Fujifilm WCL-X100 wide-angle adapter. It’s basically a lens that screws onto the front of the X100 lens and changes the 35 mm (equivalent) focal length into a 28 mm, with no significant loss in quality. 35 to 28 may not seem like much, but it actually makes a big difference.

28 mm used to be my favorite focal length and I’ve had a 28 mm lens since the 80s when I used my Minolta X-700, so it’s nice to pair that focal length with my favorite camera of all time, my Fujifilm X100T.

The first thing I did after receiving the WCL-X100 (which I bought used for $179), was to take this time-lapse. The sun was going down and I just missed an awesome cloudburst (see photo at the bottom of this post), but I think the sky still looked amazing. FYI, I set the camera to auto-shutter speed so it could adjust to the darkening sky. I think it did pretty good, with only slight flickering.

At 28 mm:

And for comparison, here’s a time-lapse looking towards the same direction at 35mm.

Can’t wait to put the WCL-X100 to more use!

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 35mm, f/2, 1/320 sec, ISO200
“Stormy” Cedar Park, 2019

2 responses to “Fujifilm WCL-X100 Lens Attachment”

  1. It does make a big enough difference to make it worth it. Especially for these time lapses, and any other landscape photos you do. I always wondered if I would be ok with the X100 series and the two lens adapters, since that is the range (28, 35, 50) I usually stay at.

    • The conversion lens for the X100 series is not as convenient as a normal ILC lens since you have to unscrew it, so it takes longer to attach/detach. I think it’s more like something you’ll keep on the camera all day, which is what I read in a few reviews before I bought it, and I’d have to agree. But it kind of keeps the spirit of the X100… a fixed lens camera with a single focal length for the most part.

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