Summary: I use the lens on my Canon HF G10 and my 58mm telephoto lenses for capturing my grandson's 9 year old (4th grade) football games. Video and pics are clear and precise even at 1.5 magnification. Coaches are telling me to broaden the video field, before the lens they were telling me to provide closeups???? Very good product at a great price.
Summary: Well, is there some truth in "you get what you pay for"? Maybe. I went for a cheapo $40.00 teleconverter, but was so frustrated with vignetting, that there was no option but to go for this one. I have 2 camcorders that I have tested this with: - XF 100 - VIXIA HF G10 The product is made by Canon, and obviously, the optics are excellent. Here is my take on the product in detail: - Functionality - Excellent. No vignetting!
Summary: As expected this lens needs a tripod. As the image is magnified, so is the motion. I was worried that the quality of the lens might be degraded by adding so much glass to it, but Canon makes great lenses and if you hold the camera still it will create an image that is as clear as the original lens. The screw in mount is machined well and is easy to install and remove.
Summary: 58mm Screw in 1.5X teleconverter is light and sharp. Though it is meant for Canon Camcorder, it can be used with any still camera that has a 58mm lens. I can extend my 80-200mm Tamron zoom with ease and the image is still sharp for my amateur use.
Summary: I have tried a few Teleconverters before with mixed results. This one worked very well with the Canon Vixia HF G10. In fact I was surprised at the crisp video I produced with it. This may be partly due to the quality image produced by the G10. As with any teleconverter the field of view is much smaller so its more of a challenge to locate your subject if the subject is small or blends into the background.
Summary: Good lens, with a good range Very light and it adapts to the camera very easily. As most of the Canon products, this lens can be a good asset to any video maker Good for sports and outside shots
Summary: Length:: 1:11 Mins The video was made with the TL-H58 attached to my Canon Vixia HF S21 camcorder. The two video clips used in the video are unedited, except for the captions and a transition. A Fancier tripod was used. The owl was about 50 yards from the camcorder and the sheep were about 300 yards away and uphill. The tele-converter worked as advertised and the colors in the video are true to the two backgrounds.