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8.2 out of 10

Sony SAL-14TC

Using SAL-14TC compact tele-converter lens, you can extend the p Read more

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Overall 10
10

Compatibility

Davethehiker, Adorama
10 December 2014
  • Excerpt: This lens will work with any Sony or Minolta lens that is white in color. I have both the 1.4X and the 2X Teleconverters. I prefer the 1.4X.
  • Pros: No Loss Of Contrast
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Overall 10
10

SO FAR SO GOOD

DIGGER, B&H Photo
8 December 2014
  • Excerpt: I HAVE ONLY HAD ONE OPPORTUNITY TO USE THIS SO FAR, TRYING TO GET A PICTURE OF EAGLE USED WITH A 300MM 2.8 PRIME AND IT WORKED GREAT NEED THE ADDITIONAL FOCAL LENGTH AS USED THE 300MM WITH OUT AND DIDNT HAVE ENOUGH FOCAL LENGTH TO PULL IT IN, SO FAR i AM PLEASED
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
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Overall 2
2.0

Does not work on my G series lenses

Christopher Brown "cdbrow1", Amazon
19 November 2014
  • Summary: I was told before I bought this that it would not work on non-G series lenses, in 20 years of using Minolta hardware I have never encountered this so I was skeptical - but I can confirm it is true. None of my Minolta or Sony "non-G" lenses will work with this T/C. I have an existing non-Sony T/C so this is not a deal breaker for me. The 14TC has a "rim" that interferes with all the other "non-G" lenses.
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One of my first photos using Sony's 1.4X TC

davethehiker2, Sony
22 February 2014
  • Summary: I have owned the Sony 300mm f/2.8 G lens for a long time. I also had the Sony 2X TC but had mixed feelings about the results I was getting. The 2X caused loss of contrast and in low light my A900 would have difficulty finding auto-focus. After years of second guessing myself I finally bought the 1.4X TC. I wish I had bought it sooner. Other than the expected loss of one f-stop, there is no downside!
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Overall 10
10

No downside other than the expected loss of 1 f-stop.

David De Bar, Amazon
20 February 2014
  • Summary: I use this TC on my Sony 300mm f/2.8 lens mounted on an A900 camera. I bought the 300mm lens at a good price from a photographer who needed to raise money quickly. I bought her Sony 2X teleconverter at the same time. I loved the 300m lens but was consistently disappointed when I used the 2X TC. The softness and loss of contrast of 2X all but negated the advantage of the magnification. I found I could do almost as well or some times better by cropping.
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Overall 10
10

Very good product

N.C., B&H Photo
21 October 2013
  • Excerpt: I use the Sony 1.4x with Minolta 200mm 2.8 HS APO G and A900. I don't see optical quality degrade much, only a little lower contrast at wide open, but it is still fully useable. Stop down a little to f/4.5 regain most the contrast back. The pictures look about the same compare to Sigma 100-300mm 4. Only the Tokina 300mm 2.8 stop down to f/4 looks a little bit sharper than the Minolta+Sony 1.4x TC.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 10
10
Value for money 2
2.0
Performance 10
10
Reliability 10
10

Not sure what to do with this?

Thoma, Sony
24 September 2013
  • Summary: I bought this 1.4 teleconverter because I cannot afford the 12,000 dollar 500mm telephoto lens. I thought I'd try this on my 70/400 mm telephoto lens. Problem is I cant manually focus the long shots, which is why I bought this. So I have this expensive piece of gear for moon shots. For now. All the Canon and Nikon guys have them, not sure why they have them, but I'll ask next time I go out. It looks good on my camera!
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Overall 10
10

Great way to take a 70-200 to over 400mm

beulahnw, B&H Photo
25 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Works terrific, just keep in mind that you lose 1 stop of light. Pictures still seem sharp and the extended range is great!
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Well made

Bill Todtz, B&H Photo
6 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Have used the teleconverter to take some wildlife and landscape photos. It works perfectly so far.
  • Pros: Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Glad I bought it!!

Adorama
5 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I am a wildlife photographer. First use at Merrit Island and Vera Wetlands. Works great with 70-200 f/2.8; fast AF. With 70-400G lens no auto focus. It takes practice but works great. With focus peaking, can focus quickly in majority of situations. Use the a77; shoot in RAW and see no noticible difference in output with it on/off. Worth the price. Glad I purchased it.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction, Use 70-400 No Af
  • Cons: Knowing Limitations - Non
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