A few days ago I received a pretty exciting package! The Fujifilm Tele Conversion Lens TCL-X100 for the X100-Series from Fuji.
As the Fuji X100t has a fixed focal length of 35mm equiv. it’ a nice way to convert the X100t into a nice 50mm equiv. shooter.
Below you’ll find 3 sample-shots from my first photowalk with the Converter-Lens and some thoughts on the product.
The TCL is usually not the cheapest product I must say and that’s pretty much the reason why I got this thing so late! But I finally found a German Online-Dealer with a more than fair price on this thing! If you are interested in buying the converter from germany, just drop me a short line and I will send you the Link. (I don’t want to get too commercial here so I won’t directly link it on my blog)
First attached to the X100T it makes your camera pretty unsexy, front-heavy & bulky… (No recommendation for just showcase-camera-lovers here 😉 )
After attaching the lens be sure to activate the conversion-option located in the X100-Menu and you’re ready to go:
Like the 35mm Lens from the X100t the Conversion-Lens doesn’t make any excuses in terms of sharpness! I simply have no complains about image quality at all! Fuji is really doin’ some magic inside your camera body with the converter attached and the menu-option activated! Some say that the autofocus-speed is a bit slower with the TCL….. is anybody really using autofocus with the X100t?! Forget about those complains or are you really shooting sports-action with a X100 Series Cam? 😀
The TCL is a pretty nice compromise for me! The X100t is the only digital Camera I use at the moment and you can’t just change the lens (which is good as I love the prime on it 🙂 )
The TCL is a top-recommendation for people who likes the 50mm focal-length and would love to use it on the X100! Wouldn’t recommend the product to people who own another interchangeable-digital-lens-camera as a dedicated 50mm lens will be available for your camera anyway so you don’t have to convert anything.
That’s it for now. I will show more results in the near future 🙂
Any opinions from TCL-owners, haters, lovers etc.? Comment the Post!