| For this initial comparison I set up my tripod mounted
CoolPix 990 (with
viewfinder) and switched back and forth between the new WC-E68 which is
considered a 19mm lens (on the new CoolPix 5000) and the WC-E63 which is
considered a 24mm lens for the CoolPix 990/995. My first reaction was that
the WC-E68 would be a great new wider lens to purchase but I was surprised
that the WC-E63 turned out to be the noticeably wider lens. I immediately
realized that the WC-E68 needs to be on a camera with a 28mm lens to reach
the view of a 19mm lens. One additional point. I saw no difference in the
angle of view on the LCD when I tried the internal Wide Angle setting.
I fully expect this to be an excellent addition to the 28mm lens on the
CoolPix 5000. I'll be posting some pictures when I have a camera to test
it on. Meanwhile, it's not a recommended purchase if you already own the
WC-E63, or don't plan on purchasing the CoolPix 5000.