Reviews and Problems with Kenko 2x Teleplus Pro 300 DG Teleconverter
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2 weeks ago
Summary: I do mostly wildlife photography so I want as much reach as possible. A 2 x teleconverter is somewhat of an over-reach anyway you want to look at it. Canon's is really expensive and had fewer problems but does have some still. Kenko is probably a third tier lens manufacturer but for the price, I'd try it. Auto-focus is not possible even though the electrical connections are there, it does not do a very good job.
Excerpt: I bought this lens to use with my Canon 100mm EF 2.8 and my canon 70-200 mm EF 2.8 lens. Easy to attach, great focus and clear sharp shots. I would definitely recommend this product. No cons that I have experienced, great price.
Summary: This works as advertised. Actually everyone warned me that I'd never get focus with my favorite f3.5 lens but I do except in the dark. I'm getting good macros with this, nice and sharp. No complaints.
Summary: Excellent teleconverter! My images are tack sharp. The only drawback is my own eyes. It does not autofocus with this on, but I expected that. Using it with my Canon 100-400L lens, it shows a minimum f9 for my f5.6 lens. But at the distances I shoot, manual focus is better.
Excerpt: I bought this teleconverter to use with a Canon EF 70-300 IS f4-5.6 lens. I find the teleconverter works as advertised. The auto focus works up to about 200mm on the lens giving 400mm overall. At that point the light entering the lens is not enough to allow the auto focus to work and I have to switch to manual focus. The Is on the lens continues to work even when I must use manual focus. I am pleased with the sharpness of the resulting pictures.
Summary: - Nothing really wrong with this teleconverter, but the advertising descriptions are insufficient. It CANNOT BE USED WITH CANON S-SERIES LENSES. It will only connect with more expensive L-series lenses.
Excerpt: Nikon D7100 and Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 and this tele-converter is a great combination but fails to auto-focus. Looks and feels good on-camera but will not even attempt to auto-focus. In all fairness Tamron's SP 2x converter would not focus either.