Winter Wonderland - Fujifilm X100T and TCL-X100 teleconversion lens

Okay, I had my doubts about this one. The TCL-X100 teleconversion lens which is turning your 23mm f/2,0 lens on your Fujifilm X100/S or T model into a 33mm f/2.0, or when talking in full frame terms, the X100 /s/t 35 mm lens into a 50mm lens. 

Is it sharp enough? Well, oh yes - and if you are pixel peeping you will be happy from f/4 to f/16 with the converter. But - stop pixel peeping. It doesn't do you anything good. I admit - I do it sometimes. But since I already had the X100T I thought that I might as well try the teleconverter out. 

During Christmas I spend five days at Trysil. I had spend time with my familiy of course, but I managed to get away and take some pictures too. It was cold. Very cold. Minus 25 degrees Celcius. I used my Fujifilm X-T1 and X100T. I will post some X-T1 shots later. 

Fujifilm X100T + TCL X100 33mm/50mm f/2.0 lens, ISO 200, f/8, 1/150 sec. Camera Velvia film simulation from Lightroom 5.

So, in another post I've talked about how much more I like the X100T over the X100S. It's the same sensor, but the button layout and the feel of the buttons is much better. And - it has the new Classic Chrome film simualtion.

Fujifilm X100T + TCL X100 33mm/50mm f/2.0 lens, ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/60 sec. Camera Classic chrome film simulation from Lightroom 5

Fujifilm X100T + TCL X100 33mm/50mm f/2.0 lens, ISO 200, f/4, 1/300 sec. Camera Classic chrome film simulation from Lightroom 5

Fujifilm X100T + TCL X100 33mm/50mm f/2.0 lens, ISO 200, f/8, 1/110 sec. Camera Classic chrome film simulation from Lightroom 5

So, what about some nature/landscape shots. Certainly, the X100T isn't made for that? Well, of course it is - like any other camera you bring along when out in the nature.

Fujifilm X100T + TCL X100 33mm/50mm f/2.0 lens, ISO 250, f/8, 1/200 sec. Camera Velvia film simulation from Lightroom 5

Black and white? Ok, here's a shot of the same river but towards to opposite direction.

Fujifilm X100T + TCL X100 33mm/50mm f/2.0 lens, ISO 250, f/8, 1/200 sec. Camera Black and white film simulation from Lightroom 5

Some thoughts - well - the X100T handles so much better in MY HANDS than the X100S. Don't know what it was with the S, but for me the T model is much, much better. That is important to me. Ok, slow is good. Especially in nature/landscape shots like the above. It makes me think more about my composition. But... I use the X100T for everything. From snapshots of my family to shots like the above. And the X100S was a bit slow for fast shapshots, it was easier to miss some moments. Maybe it was my technique or my fingers, but I never became friends with that wheel on the back which now are replaced with directional buttons on the X100T. Ok, ok, I managed with the old Fujfilm X-Pro1 too - with firmware 1.0... But. I am happy now!

The TCL X100 Teleconversion Lens is very handy. When I bought it I wasn't sure how much I would use it. But during my five day trip to Trysil it was mounted almost all the time. I like the angle that the 50mm gives me. When I took it off it was mostly indoors.