Reviews and Problems with Kenko 1.5x DG AF Tele-Converter
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Great Product for the Price !
PhotoMan, B&H Photo
6 January 2009
Summary: Fast & Acurate Focusing with any of my L lenses: 70-200 2.8 IS, 50 1.2, 85 1.2 works great with the 16-35 2.8 as well. I needed a longer lens for my outdoor weddings and this works perfect with my 70-200 2.8 IS lens! Since it's a little softer it works perfect for wedding and portrait photography. For commercial or editorial photgoraphy it's not sharp enough.
Summary: This tele-converter is useful if you need a bit more reach from a telephoto lens or telephoto zoom. It may allow you to get to some images you couldn't otherwise reach but you will sacrifice some contrast and picture quality and a stop. On my Sigma 70-300 autofocus is possible at 70mm using this tele-converter, but it is manual focus only as you zoom out. If you need a bit longer telephoto lens and you're on a budget, this Kenko will get it done for you. [...
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Lightweight
Cons: Autofocus not available, Slows down slow lens
Summary: I haven’t used this lens much, but did conduct a subjective backyard test on a bright sunny day using a Canon 40D and a Canon 70-300 IS USM lens. I also used a tripod and set the camera to the predefined landscape setting. I was surprised at how good the results turned out for both functional aspects and image quality.
Summary: I wanted to get 2x converter, but did not to loose too much speed with film. This product did the job. Was filming the full moon, for double exsposure to use later in Utah. The pictures of the moons details were crisp, sharp and little degradation. You can't go wrong with this Kenko converter.
Pros: Easy to Use, Improves Function, Lightweight, Quality
Summary: the Tele-converter by Kenko was well made and easy to use. I used it with a Canon 28-135mm IS kit lens. The combined magnification factors turn it into a 324mm zoom lens with image stabilization. I do have to use manual focus most of the time, but for most shots that is not a problem. I got some great macro shots with it also.
Summary: When I mounted the teleconvertor to my Pentax 50-135 f2.8 DA*SDM lens it would not autofocus, and the camera showed MF on the screen. It was also very difficult to mount on the lens. I am returning it to B&H for a refund. I would not recommend it.
Summary: Used with the Tamron 70-300 zoom. Picture quality down-graded somewhat but still acceptable. The problem is the increasing purple fringe on the high contrast images have to be post processed heavyly with the photoshop. Also auto focus hunting too much. 4 stars for the price.
Summary: This is a good teleconverter it fits Canon EOS SLR cameras. I have a Rebel XT. Quality is almost as good as with the Canon zoom lens. The only problems is most of the time autofocus need to be done manually, but other than that it is a good option for a more powerful telephoto when you don´t want to carry the bigger lens or you do not have the money to afford it.
Summary: for starters,I bought Cannon's 40D along with 5 other lenses,from B&H. I have tryed other dealers,thats an expensive road never to be traveled.Buy from B&H you'll never reget it.The last lens I bought was Kenko"s 1.5 tele-converter.I have used it with Tokina at-x 80-400mm and Cannon's 70-300mm is.The focus is fast and sharp the quality excellent,light weight. I use the camera and lenses to shoot mostly surfing,with or with out pod and it works great.
Pros: Completly satisfied, Durable, Easy to Use, Great clarity, Improves Function, Lightweight, Low cost, Works perfect wlenses
Summary: This telextender is a great buy, period! Kenko is owned by Hoya and the glass is Hoya glass, of course. I've been reluctant to buy a telextender because I was afraid that it would make lousy pictures, not good focus, etc.I get many compliments on my photography but I'll be the first to admit that many of the camera magazines go into more detail about performance and exceeds my interest in photography.