Questions tagged [teleconverter]

Optical devices used between camera and lens to magnify middle part of projected image, effectively turning the lens into a longer (but slower) one.

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Nikon TC14E II converter on Tamron 70-200mm F:2.8 WITHOUT autofocus

I mostly do photography using Nikon gear. When it comes to video I use the Panasonic GH5 and adapt my Nikon lenses via adapter. The adapter does not have any electronics. So Im stuck to manual focus (...
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WIll an Olympus TCON-17X teleconverter work on a Fujifilm X100 series camera?

The X100 has a 49mm thread via a AR-X100 adapter. The Olympus TCON-17X has 55mm threads, so the connection should be no problem. Has anyone tried it?
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Supertele: 400mm vs 600mm

Im about to get the Nikkor 400mm F/2.8 VR (not the FL one). This is a lens I always desired. I have already planned some tours through northern Europe and hope to gain some wildlife photography ...
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How do I choose a teleconverter for my Tamron 70-200 f2.8 and Canon camera?

I have Canon EOS 650D and Tamron 70-200 f2.8 lens. I would like to buy a teleconverter (1.4x or 2.0x) to increase the zoom, e.g., for shooting wildlife and the moon. I took a look at several ...
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How to determine which lenses are good at testing teleconverter quality?

I have a Kenko 3x teleconverter and am getting generally soft images (using a Canon 5d Mark II on a tripod). I am trying to find out how much of this is due to the quality of the teleconverter and ...
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Is it possible to turn a Nikon 18-200mm lens to a macro lens?

I was wondering if I could turn my Nikon 18-200mm lens into a Macro zoom lens by adding either a teleconverter or a macro-converter?
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Can the MTO-11 mirror lens be extended to 2000mm using an extension tube

In this link https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/ayone-knows-the-mc-mto11ca-10-1000-telephoto-lens_topic12136.html A poster claims that the 1000mm mto-11 can be extended to 2000mm by removing a stop and ...
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How does a teleconverter affect depth of field?

I'm aware that a teleconverter will reduce the amount of light reaching the film or sensor in a camera, and as such you hear people banding around things like "With a 2x teleconverter this 300mm f/2.8 ...
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Can a focal reducer be used with a teleconverter?

Can you use a focal reducer with a teleconverter? I don't believe it would be possible to do it but, is it? If I were to use a full-frame 50mm lens on a 2x teleconverter with a 0.71x focal reducer ...
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Does the attachment order of Canon teleconverters and adapters matter?

Canon EOS RP manual says that the EF - EOS R adapter should be attached to the lens first, and only then should the entire assembly be attached to the camera. I have understood that the same is true ...
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Is there a speed booster which will let me use an FX lens on a DX camera with wider focal length and aperture?

Since we have teleconverters that increase the BFD (back focal distance) of a lens and magnify the image, would it be possible to design a teleconverter that decreases the magnification and therefore ...
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Which Canon prime and teleconverters should I bring to a safari?

Currently I have the 70-300mm L lens from Canon. I would like to go on a Safari trip, and was wondering, does it make sense to pick up the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II with the 1.4X and 2X ...
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Is there something that is the opposite of a teleconverter?

I shoot a Nikon D80 that has a 1.5 crop factor. I'd like to find something like a .67x teleconverter so any full format lens I attach would then have their original focal length and would in theory be ...
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Can I build my own focal reducer by reversing a teleconverter?

Would it be feasible to reverse a 1.4x teleconverter's optics into a cross-system lens mount adapter & have it function as a focal reducer? For example, like this: Camera hacked adapter ...
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Which brand 1.4 Teleconverter ensures autofocus for Sigma 150-600mm C other than TC 1401 sigmas own

I have a Kenko tokina 1.4 teleconverter. When attached to 150-600mm C sigma lens and camera switched on, it shows Err01. However if the electrical contacts of the teleconverter are blocked with a tape ...
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Can you turn a 60mm macro lens into a 100mm macro lens?

I have a Canon EF-S 60mm Macro lens. Can I add an extension tube or teleconverter to emulate a 100mm Macro? If not, is there a solution?
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Will I not be able to AF with a 2× teleconverter?

My setup is a Canon EOS 600D with a Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L (non-IS), and I really want to buy a 2× teleconverter (1.4× is too short). I have done a lot of research, but I can't wrap my head around ...
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Can a canon AF fit 35 mm 2x teleconverter work with EOS 77D

I have an older Quantaray 2x teleconverter for a rebel 2000 film camera will it work with a new canon dslr 77D EOS
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How will a teleconverter affect the sharpness of a lens at a given aperture?

If I have a 200mm f2.8 lens and apply a 2x teleconverter the effective focal length and aperture becomes 400mm and f5.6. However, I am unsure about the effect this has on other aspects, such as image ...
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How does using a 2x teleconverter with 70-200 f/2.8 affect use?

I recently acquired the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens and I love it. However the other weekend I went to Heathrow to do some aviation photography. Whilst it is great for aircraft near to you,...
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Co-linear dual tripod mount for huge lenses

I am about to buy a fun super-zoom mirror lens which is so long it has its own tripod mount. To protect the camera, I am wondering if there is a mount accessory which will allow for two items to be ...
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Why do my pictures shot using a 1.4x extender look soft?

I have a Canon EF 1.4x III Extender attached to my Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM on my Canon EOS 7D MkII and I'm finding my pictures of distant subjects appear very soft, as if the lens is ...
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What is the point of converter lens settings in a camera?

My Sony DSC-H1 has a tube with 58mm threads for mounting converter lenses and/or filters. Among the lenses available from manufacturer itself are a 0.7x wide converter, an 1.7x tele converter, and a ...
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Can the Sigma TC-1401 1.4x Teleconverter be used with Canon lenses?

Essentially the inverse of this question - can a Sigma 1.4x Teleconverter (specifically the TC-1401) be used with (actual) Canon lenses, such as the EF 70-200mm f/4? By used, I mean does it mount (I ...
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Sigma 150-600mm vs 300mm prime with extender?

Just wanted to get a few opinions since I'm a beginner. I recently purchased a Sigma 150-600mm lens, and I'm wondering if I made the wrong choice. I still have time to return or exchange. I'm ...
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Please suggest necessary setting for better sharp image with telephoto lens 70 -300mm VRF4.5-6.3? Nikon D5300 [duplicate]

Does the teleconverter support for sharp image specially for birding? Please suggest
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How much does the Canon EF 1.4x III Extender affect image quality on an APS-C sensor?

To be more specific I am interested in buying the Canon EF 1.4x III Extender to use it on my Canon EF 70-200 f2.8L IS II USM mounted on my Canon 7D Mark II. I know that when using the extender the ...
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Are there adapters so I can use my lens converters on a Canon entry-level dSLR?

I have: Kenko Video Tele Converter KVC-20 II 2.0x XIT Elite series 3.7x AF telephoto lens Digital Optics Japan 0.45x Pro Definition with Macro lens Are there adapters for these which would fit my ...
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What is the blue halo around objects when using a teleconverter? [duplicate]

This afternoon, I went out to take some pictures using a ZEISS Tele-Tessar T 300mm f/4 Lens, with a Tamron x2 Teleconverter adapted to a Sony alpha 6000. Unfortunately, I have been noticing an ...
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Does using an extender actually change the aperture of the lens?

I just bought a Canon 2X extender and I always believed that it would only result in 2 stops' loss of light and not change the aperture. However, when I tested this extender on a Canon 135mm f/2 ...
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How to calculate stops of light lost from a teleconverter?

How would I be able to take the multiplication value of a teleconverter (1.7, 1.4, 2, etc) and find out how many stops of light are lost when using it just based on that number?
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Are Canon extenders compatible with non-Canon lenses?

I have two APS-C (70D and 600D) bodies with Canon EF and EF-s lenses, and Sigmas, among them the Sigma 70-200 f2.8 HSM OS. I am also considering getting the new Tamron 150-600 lens, pending reviews. ...
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I have a telephoto lens made to screw on to another lens. Which one should I attach it to?

I have a prime lens, a zoom lens and a telephoto lens. My Telephoto lens is made to screw onto another lens. Should I attach it to the prime lens or does it matter?
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What are the drawbacks of an extender (wide or teleconverter)?

I'm asking a more general question, starting from a particular case with which I'm dealing these days: I'm considering buying a Wide Conversion Lens for my Panasonic HC-X900M camcorder (see the item ...
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Can I use an Canon 2x Extender on my EF-S 18-135mm lens?

I want to get into taking more bird images, and am on a very limited budget. I am wondering if I can use the Canon 2x Extender on my Rebel T4i camera's EF-S 18-135 kit lens. If so what sort of price ...
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Will a lens extender be helpful for wildlife photography with a 70-200mm lens and APS-C sensor?

I was planning to do some photography with wildlife and was planning to sell my Canon Mrk2 70-200mm lens. However after discussing this I've been told that it's actually a good lens for wildlife (or ...
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Is two teleconverters on a sigma 150-600 sharper than one on a 1100mm mirror lens?

I was considering taking photos of the moon and stumbled on a review of the MTO 1000a mirror lens. This is acording to this site a sovjet design from the eighties of an 1000mm mirror lens. (Some other ...
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Can I change aperture with a Nikon TC-200 2x teleconverter?

I'm using a 2X teleconverter with a Nikon 35mm 1.8 AF lens on my D7100. It looks like I can't change the aperture with any of the camera's dials. Am I missing something? The converter is a Nikon TC-...
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What is the use of tele converter? Is it possible that it can be used for all lenses or only for the specific lens?

Actually I'm planning to buy multiple lens but my budget is little less I can't afford telephoto Lens so if I buy tele converter, is it possible that I can use it for all types of lens or only for ...
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Nikon Teleconverter compatibility

From the Nikon site, AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E II [but the same caveat is on all 3 Teleconverters] Compatible with AF-S and AF-I NIKKOR lenses except AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED, 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ...
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Is there a way to use an extender on a Canon EF-S lens?

I own a crop sensor body and naturally have EF-S lenses because of my budget. I am extremely happy with my 55-250 EF-S lens, but it isn't that great for nature photography. Now, I know that EF-S won'...
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What teleconverter should I get for a T-mount telephoto with F-mount adapter?

I have a Nikon D5000 F-mount camera, and I just ordered a Bower 500mm T-mount telephoto with an F-mount adapter. I want to be able to slap on a 2X teleconverter, but I don't know how to tell which ...
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Is replacing a 70-200mm Canon lens with a 135mm and extender a good idea?

In the Canon camp we are all very familiar with the range of 70-200mm lenses. I am very impressed by the 135mm f/2.0 L though. I am considering getting rid of my 70-200mm lens in favor of the 135mm ...
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If I add a 2x telephoto adapter to a 18 - 55 mm 1:3.5 - 5.6 lens will portrait backgrounds go out of focus better?

I understand that I need a telephoto lens, combined with a low fstop to separate the subject in a portrait from the background, which will be out of focus. I'm confused if I add a macro/2x telephoto ...
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Is it good to use VR lens with teleconverter?

I recently thinking to do something more for my photography experience. I want to buy a telephoto lens with a VR but it is expensive. That's why i am thinking that i should buy teleconverter instead ...
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Will a Sigma 1.4tc teleconverter work with my Canon 70D?

I have a Canon 70D body with Sigma 150-600 lens. I am thinking of buying Sigma's teleconverter 1.4tc but I dont know if it works in canon70D.
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Which Teleconverter is best along with my Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom Lens for Nikon-D7200?

I know very well that my lens is not a perfect lens for wildlife Photography at all, but still if i would like to know answers for below questions. Which Teleconverter should I use? How much focal ...
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How does a teleconvertor affect magnification ratio?

Here is my base: camera, lens with particular magnification ratio and teleconverter. I would like to understand if the magnification ratio will change if I use the teleconverter, compared to the ...
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Does a Canon 1.4X I teleconverter provide the information needed to show up in Lightroom?

I'm looking at buying a 1.4X Mark I teleconverter (I already have a Tamron one that doesn't register) and was just wondering if anyone knows if the Canon Mark I makes itself known in the metadata
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Why won't my Quantaray teleconverter, which fits my EOS3, mount on my Canon 60D?

I have a Quantary teleconverter that I can use on my Canon EOS3 film camera but it will not attach to my 60D body but it attaches to all my other Canon Lenses. I don't want to force it. It seems like ...