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Fujifilm Finepix X100 Camera Owners Now Have Wide Conversion Lens Option

fujifilm_x100Fujifilm has introduced the WCL-X100, or Wide Conversion Lens, for the popular Finepix X100 digital camera. The WCL-X100 has a 0.8x fixed focal length. Once it is attached to the camera, the Finepix X100’s lens becomes a 19mm f/2.0 lens compared to its original 23mm wide-angle focal length.

The Fujifilm Finepix X100 digital camera was one of the most anticipated new products of 2010, but wasn’t released by the company until March 2011. Since then, it has been favorably compared to the Leica X1 because the X100 has the same classic retro look of Leica cameras.

The Finepix X100 features both a standard direct-vision optical viewfinder and high-resolution electronic viewfinder, which is one of the camera’s major capabilities that have led to it receiving numerous awards. These include the Photokina Star 2010 Award and a 2011 Technical Imaging Press Association (TIPA) Award for best premium camera.

The WCL-X100 Wide Conversion Lens is available for pre-order from B&H Photo Video for $349.95, with a scheduled June 2012 release date. Find more information at http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=fujifilm+wcl-x100&N=0&InitialSearch=yes.

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