Posts tagged with Sony VCL-ECU1 ultra wide converter
Here’s a quick comparison using the Sony A580 with the Sigma 10-20mm F/4-5.6 lens at 12mm, and the Sony NEX-C3 with 16mm F/2.8, and the just reviewed VCL-ECU1 ultra wide converter. The equivalent coverage with each set-up is 18mm in 135 format, or more commonly full frame.
Both test images were taken at F/8, which is optimal for each lens, meaning the whole image is about as sharp as it’s going to get, if you stop down to F/11 the centers and mid-sections soften a little bit, but the extreme corners sharpen up just a hair. Each image was saved as a jpeg.
The ultra wide converter is not handling the very small details too well in the mid-sections, the chain link fence in the background is almost gone, as is some of the bark detail in the tree branches, however, the corners seem quite similar between the two…Read More →
Sony designed the NEX 16mm F/2.8 lens to be used with a couple of different converters, one of which is the ultra wide angle 0.75x. This converter gives you the same coverage as 12mm, or 18mm in full frame (135 film) format; that’s pretty wide!
The Sony VCL-ECU1 Ultra wide converter is very economical and convenient, and it does a good job if you aren’t extremely fussy about image quality.
Look for a quick comp with this converter and the Sigma 10-20mm zoom lens at 12mm in a couple of days. In the mean time, check out the review and see if this ultra wide converter is right for you!Read More →