After making a behind glass appearance at the CP+ trade show, Fujifilm has finally announced the TCL-X100, a 1.4x teleconverter for the X100 and X100S. The new screw on piece of glass turns the X100 and X100s’ fixed 23mm f2 lens into a 32mm lens perfect for street shooting and candids.
The new attachment essentially sits in front of the prime lens to extend its focal length from an equivalent 35mm to 50mm. Along with giving it a bit of extra reach through four glass elements, the teleconverter is also treated with a HT-EBC coating to reduce flare. To use the new lens, X100 and X100s shooters will need to update their camera with the latest firmware and then select the “Tele-Conversion Lens” option from the shooting menu.
X100 and X100s shooters looking for a little more flexibility with their camera should also check out Fujifilm’s last convertor lens, the WCL-X100 wide-angle convertor. Rather than acting as a teleconverter, this wide-angle attachment converts the Fujifilm camera’s prime lens into a wider 28mm equivalent. Alternatively, photographers not in the Fujifilm ecosystem can also pick up a wide array of lens converters at Photojojo including a 2x convertor for $50.
The TCL-X100 will be available in black or silver later this May for a yet to be announced price. Previously, the price was reported to be around $300. Check past the break for another look at the TCL-X100 in black and silver.
Via DP Review