Canon Extender EF 1.4x II (Tele Extender) - U.S.A.

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About Canon

This tele extender can be used with fixed focal length lenses 135mm and longer (except the 135mm f/2.8 Softfocus lens), and the EF 70-200 f/2.8L, 70-200 f/2.8L IS, 70-200 f/4.0L, and 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS zoom lenses. Superb optically, it preserves the image quality of the lens it's mounted to and multiplies its focal length 1.4x. Effective aperture is reduced by one f-stop; autofocus is possible on any EOS camera when combined with a lens having an f/4 or faster maximum aperture. The new version II maintains the outstanding optics of the previous version, and adds enhanced weather- resistant construction, and improved anti-reflective surfaces in the barrel.

(When used with EF Extender EF 1.4x II, the EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens is compatible for auto exposure with all EOS cameras. However, you lose autofocus with all EOS cameras except those with a 45-point AF system, such as EOS-3, EOS-1v, EOS-1D, EOS-1Ds and EOS-1D Mark II. Only the center focusing point is functional when this lens/extender combination is used with the 45-point AF cameras. Also, when the EF100-400L is used with the EF 1.4x II, the Image Stabilizer function does not work with older EOS 35mm cameras such as the EOS 650, 620, 630/600, RT, 700, 750, 850, EOS-1, A2/A2E, 10s, Elan, Rebel/Rebel S, and Rebel II/Rebel SII.)

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Strong construction (40),Lightweight (32),Easily interchangeable (30),Durable (29),Fast / accurate auto-focus (28),Consistent output (26),Rugged (23),Easily mounted (7),Clear glass (4),Nice bokeh (4),Simple controls (3)
Cons:
Slow focus (8),Poor in low light (4)
Best Uses:
Sports/action (35),Wildlife photos (19),Wildlife (14),Landscape/scenery (10),General purpose (10),Night photography (4),Travel (4),Weddings (3),Photojournalism (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (17),Photo enthusiast (13),Professional (9),Semi-pro photographer (7),Pro photographer (6),Semi-professional (5)

Canon Specifications

Construction
4 groups /5 elements
Maximum Magnification
1.4x
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
2.9" x 1.1" / 72.8 x 27.2mm
Weight
7.8 oz./ 220g
Mfr #
6845A004
SKU
CA14XAF2U

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.6

(based on 57 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (0)

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    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Product

I purchased the 1.4 Extender to use with my Canon 70-200mm 2.8L lens photographing birds in my yard and at my feeders. I have also used it photographing bighorn sheep in Colorado. I have taken several hundred photos and am very satisfied with the performance of the extender. The auto focus is fast and accurate and the IQ is very good. It is an excellent match for the lens at the distances I am photographing birds. Actually better than I expected bringing in the bighorn sheep. I can not wait f

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I purchased the 1.4 Extender to use with my Canon 70-200mm 2.8L lens photographing birds in my yard and at my feeders. I have also used it photographing bighorn sheep in Colorado. I have taken several hundred photos and am very satisfied with the performance of the extender. The auto focus is fast and accurate and the IQ is very good. It is an excellent match for the lens at the distances I am photographing birds. Actually better than I expected bringing in the bighorn sheep. I can not wait for the humming birds to return next summer. I anticipate excellent results from the lens/extender combination.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed...

Bought it to use with my Canon 100-400 IS, 4.5/5.6 lens for wildlife photography. I immediately discovered that the autofocus would not work with this combination. (a little googling would have told me that, I guess...) Manual focus works fine with this combination, but for wildlife and with my poor vision, manual focus does not cut it. If you are ready to use manual focus for slower lens groups or have a 2.8 or faster lens, the autofocus works fine. I have also heard that taping two of t

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Bought it to use with my Canon 100-400 IS, 4.5/5.6 lens for wildlife photography. I immediately discovered that the autofocus would not work with this combination. (a little googling would have told me that, I guess...) Manual focus works fine with this combination, but for wildlife and with my poor vision, manual focus does not cut it. If you are ready to use manual focus for slower lens groups or have a 2.8 or faster lens, the autofocus works fine. I have also heard that taping two of the contacts on the lens allows the autofocus to work with slower lenses, but cannot confirm that. I would recommend this extender, but only if you are OK with the above limitation.

Reviewed by 57 customers

 
4.0

Used: exactly as descibed

By

from Lafollette, Tn  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I purchased this extender in the used dept. I read the rating and description before my purchase. When it arrived it was exactly as described and works great

 
5.0

Great Combo with 135 f/2

By

from Frankfurt, Germany  -  Semi-pro Photographer

The 1.4 extender connects perfectly to the camera body and the lens and all functions work perfectly. This effectively turns a 135mm lens into an almost 200mm lens with a loss of only 1 stop of light. The Canon 135L f/2 becomes an approx 200mm f/2.8 with beautiful results - and the combo is a LOT more circumspect than the white Canon zooms and teles.

 
3.0

Good value for what it does.

By

from Ohio  -  Pro Photographer

Use this for sports photography when I just need a longer lens. It does what I need but is nothing special. Turns a sharp fast lens into a slower not as sharp lens, but if you need the extra focal length and can't justify the crazy price for multiple super tele lens this is a good option for the price.

 
4.0

Great Product - Great Service

By

from Ann Arbor, MI  -  Photo Enthusiast

I consider myself to be a enthusiast photographer that does sports projects for a fee. I traded my 2x extender to a friend in favor of the 1.4x. I found the chromatic abboration and the reduction in sharpness from the 2x to be too much when using my 70-200 f2.8 II & Canon 7D. I found that zooming in to 100% without the 2x to be as good (if not better) than native zoom with the 2x. With the 1.4x extender, I don't notice any loss in clarity but get the bonus of the extra 1.4x zoom. Gaining the extra stop of light helps too! Adorama was great. There service was spot on. And I would rate the lens better than their grade when I purchased the lens. Very Happy!

 
4.0

Just what I needed!

By

from Maryland  -  Pro Photographer

I bought this TC to use with my 70-200 f4 L while shooting high school field sports. In good lighting, it performs beautifully. I do notice a very slight a amount of chromatic aberration, but that can be fixed in post if it bothers you. The AF works just as it does without the TC and even tracks moving subjects fine. If you don't have the money for a longer telephoto or super telephoto lens, this will certainly hold you over until you do.

 
5.0

Nice accessory

By

from Conway, AR  -  Photo Enthusiast

This product is useful when needed to extend the telephoto effect of lenses. It is most effective on f2.8 and f4.0 lenses.

 
4.0

Cheap way to get closer to the subject

By

from Los Angeles  -  Photo Enthusiast

Small and very light to carry around

 
5.0

Canon Extender EF 1.4x II

By

from Honolulu, Hawaii  -  Pro Photographer

It's not hard to attach if you line up the RED Dots. Same color as the Big Telephoto Lens!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Beautifully made and ok optics

By

from Nova Scotia Canada

About the same sharpness as the kenko Better contrast and Color Really well made Will not mount on some lenses Will not autofocus on some lenses

 
5.0

Great piece

By

from Santa Fe, NM  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Wanted this For long and am happy to on it.

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VICTOR Y  is it brand new?
JERRY A  Yes it was new, but it is the second generation extender and not the latest III, which is quite a lot more expensive. Bought for my Canon 100-400L, but not used much as it loses AF.
Shopper  is it brand new?
SHIXIANG S  Yes, the one I've got is brand new and it worked great.
Shopper  will the tele extender work with canon 60d and EF lens?
DARIN M  Yes the 1.4x tele extender will work with the 60D. This tele extender can be used with fixed focal length lenses 135mm and longer (except the 135mm f/2.8 Softfocus lens), and the EF 70-200 f/2.8L, 70-200 f/2.8L IS, 70-200 f/4.0L, 70-200 f/4.0L IS USM, and 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS zoom lenses.
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