A great super wide alternative for the
CoolPix 5700 which has a limited selection of available accessory lenses
due to it's unique internal lens design. Lately we've been shooting more
and more with the swivel body CoolPix and the FC-E8 fisheye lens set at
full frame. Now the CoolPix 5700 user's have the same options in a 180
degree full frame fisheye. As you can see in the example photos below, if
the composition fits, the lens can be a great creative tool.
Required adapter Raynox sent us two adapters with the lens. Both are specified as
being for the CoolPix 5700. A shorter one for wide angle lenses and a
longer one for telephotos. The wide angle adapter vignettes less
(obviously) than the longer telephoto adapter. It's listed on the
web site. The style number is RT5253NW.
It also requires a 52mm to 62mm step up ring because the lens has a
rear 62mm thread.
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Raynox Fisheye (above 24 oz) is close in size
and heavier in weight to the Nikon 28mm WC-E80 (below 17.6 oz). Both require a tripod for
In the two comparison pictures below, the Raynox lens can
produce a very useable image compared to the Nikon lens, especially
considering that it's the only game in town for a wider view. If you
scroll down further, there are four more sample pictures taken with the
Example photographs (below) taken with the
Raynox full frame fisheye and the Nikon CoolPix 5700. If the
subject matter suits the lens, it can be a very creative tool. Be careful
of three things. At full wide zoom, the corners vignette slightly. If you
attempt to zoom past mid range, the internal lens will hit the rear
element of the Raynox lens and cause the camera to give you an error
message which is cured by turning it off and on again. There is slight
softening at the extreme sides of the images which is common with a full
frame fisheye. Plan your compositions accordingly.