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Frank Catscottage March 22nd, 2010 07:18 AM

Does the W/A Nikon WC-E68 directly fit...
 
...Or would I need an adapter?

I'm planning to purchase this W/A lens for my HM100.
Can it be screwed directly on the 46mm mount of the camera or would I need any adapters?

I would appreciate a helping answer....

Best regards from Holland

Frank Catscottage March 23rd, 2010 02:35 PM

It does fit without adapter
 
Just bought the WA Nikon WC-E68 and found out that it directly fits!

Glen Canning March 24th, 2010 06:56 AM

Hi Frank, I'm curious how it works.

Steve Cottrell April 2nd, 2010 10:08 AM

I have one and it's okay with [main] lens at widest setting, but zoom in and through the adaptor and it's pants. see post 48 here:

http://www.dvinfo.net/forum/jvc-gy-h...ne-used-4.html

I use my HM-100 with the JVC .7x wide angle permanently attached.

HTH

Kirsty Bond November 6th, 2011 03:11 AM

Re: Does the W/A Nikon WC-E68 directly fit...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve Cottrell (Post 1508941)
I have one and it's okay with [main] lens at widest setting, but zoom in and through the adaptor and it's pants. see post 48 here:

http://www.dvinfo.net/forum/jvc-gy-h...ne-used-4.html

I use my HM-100 with the JVC .7x wide angle permanently attached.

HTH

Hi all, can anyone else verify that this Nikon WC-E68 wide angle converter is a good fit with the JVC GY HM100 without any adaptor rings?
I'm based in Germany and it seems they cost a fortune here so thinking of buying this one from the U.S: eBay: Neue und gebrauchte Elektronikartikel, Autos, Kleidung, Sammlerst?cke, Sportartikel und mehr ? alles zu g?nstigen Preisen
Is that the right one? I want to make sure it is truly going to fit and be effective because I probably can't return it if it isn't right.

@Steve Cottrell, have you worked out any tricks to get it to focus when zoomed?

Does anyone else have this same focus problem mentioned by Steve?

Lastly, if you can suggest any other lenses that definitely fit and are good are cheap, then please let me know.

Thanks,
Kirsty

Steve Cottrell May 27th, 2019 06:30 AM

Re: Does the W/A Nikon WC-E68 directly fit...
 
Hi Kirsty - well, I never saw this post from way back in 2011 but I have just seen it now in 2019 :-)

Since those days, I have sold the camera BUT I have since acquired another one - got it from eBay very cheap - 100GBP as it was slightly damaged. Still works fine though.

The Nikon WC-E68 wide angle adaptor fits smoothly onto the front of the HM100 lens (46mm thread) BUT this adaptor is no good if you use it to zoom in. It is okay just as a wide angle but the glass design is not good for use as a permanent addition to the HM100. As soon as you zoom in, the chromatic aberration is bad and the softness is awful. I would personally avoid this lens UNLESS you just use it wide, or zoomed in only a small amount.

I have since discovered a great wide angle lens for use on the HM100: it's the Panasonic VW-W4607. This lens is 46mm thread on the rear so fits perfectly onto the HM100. The front element and surround is 74mm diameter, but has no filter threads on it - so you can't use screw-on lens hoods. For lens shading, either use a suitable bars-type lens mattebox or a clamp-on lens hood.

The panasonic lens quality is very very good and with a .7x wide angle factor gives a good wide angle of view. Zoomed in, the quality is so much better than the Nikon. Sharp in all corners and so I leave it on the camera all the time. It's quite a heavy lens with good metal and glass construction but worth the extra weight. Top marks. I got one used for 120 GBP. Hope this helps anyone thinking of a decent wide angle adaptor. Cheers


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