Digital Camera Resources
Web Site Design for Photographers

I'm constantly receiving e-mail asking about lenses other than the one's listed here. Sorry, but I haven't had time to review any others. These are the ones I received for review when the magazine article was being prepared.
Shooting with an Optional Telephoto Lens

Normal Lens - Click to Enlarge
Telephoto setting of built in lens

Tiffen 2X - Click to Enlarge
Tiffen 2X

Nikon TC-E3ED 3X - Click to Enlarge
Nikon TC-E3ED

5X EaglaEye - Click to Enlarge
EagleEye 5X

Click on a picture to enlarge in a new window
Download the original jpegs to compare yourself

I compared three accessory lenses. Left to right, longest setting with the built in lens, 2X lens from Tiffen, TC-E3ED 3X lens from Nikon (72mm filters) which sells for $249, and 5X EagleEye Zoom (37mm filters) which sells for $240. The built in zoom range of the CoolPix, at 3:1, is not very long. Accessory telephoto lenses can greatly increase your range. The Nikon was the heaviest, at 9.7oz, and sports a large, 72mm (filter size) front element. It increases the CoolPix's telephoto to the equivalent of a 345mm lens on a 35mms camera. The EagleEye, which has an optional tripod bracket, extended the range even more, to the equivalent of a 575mm lens. Each lens was sharp and had decent contrast.  Both the EagleEye and Tiffen lenses come in 37mm size and require a 28mm adapter to fit the CoolPix.
Shooting with an Optional Wide Angle lens

Normal Lens - Click to Enlarge
Widest setting of the 
built in lens

WC-E24 - Click to Enlarge

WC-E63 - Click to Enlarge

Click on a picture to enlarge in a new window
Download the original jpegs to compare yourself

Nikon has two wide-angle lenses available for the CoolPix cameras. The WC-E24 is small and light but has more barrel distortion (notice the curvature in the light pole on the left side of the picture) than the newer WC-E63, which contains ED glass, but is larger and heavier and takes 72mm filters. 

Digital Camera Resources


All photos on this site are available for stock or fine art sales
contact Larry Berman for more information

Slide scanning for ZAPP and other digital jury systems

Jury Slide Photography

1970s ABA and NBA Basketball photographs
specializing in Julius Erving (Dr J) photographs

Order prints from any gallery

Support BermanGraphics

Contact Us

Participate in the Art Shows Forum

Web site content Larry Berman

email Larry Berman - larry@bermanart.com