Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 DGX AF 2x Teleconverter for Canon EOS

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About Kenko PRO 300 AF 2.0X DGX

Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 DGX converters are made with precision quality multi-coated optical glass supplied by Hoya Corporation, the worlds largest manufacturer of optical glass. These glass elements were designed to match the optical quality of the prime lens (even at the edges) and telephoto zoom lenses. The optical design of the elements and light path is wide enough not to cause vignetting.

The Pro 300 family are designed specifically to be used with prime telephoto lenses of 100mm or above, such as 300 mm f/2.8 lenses and work best with telephoto lenses of 200mm to 500mm. The Pro 300 can be used with telephoto zoom lenses as well as prime lenses. However, Kenko does not recommend them for zoom lenses that have a range starting under 50 mm.

Kenko Pro 300 AF Teleplus converters have genuine Gate Array IC (Integrated Circuitry). It means that the converter's own unique circuitry maintains signal integrity between the camera body and lens. These converters are designed to electronically operate the same way as an original manufacturer's converter.

Full AF operation with Pro 300 2.0x DGX is possible when using camera lenses with maximum aperture of F2.8 or brighter. Please be aware that AF will work properly only if there is enough light and contrast on the subject to activate the camera's AF sensors. (Manual focusing is required when using lenses with smaller maximum f-stop value than those given above.)

The DGX Teleplus converters have updated circuitry to record exif data more accurately. In the exif exposure data (meta-data recorded with a digital picture) DGX converters record the equivalent aperture and focal length of the lens setting plus tele-converter. Optically and mechanically they are the identical to the prior high-quality DG series converters.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(8)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (6),Easily interchangeable (5),Lightweight (5),Consistent output (3),Strong construction (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (6),Wildlife photos (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (4),Semi-pro photographer (4)

Kenko PRO 300 AF 2.0X DGX Specifications

Magnification
2.0x
Depth of field
1/2 of prime lens
Minimum focus distance
Same as prime lens
Construction
7E/4G
Diaphragm coupling
Fully automatic
Lens coating
Digital Multi Coating
Exposure Magnification
Approx 4 times (equivalent to 2 diaphragm)
Mount Available for
Canon-EOS
Barrel length
27.0mm approx.
Weight
6.4 oz.(184g)
Mfr #
PRO3002XDGXC
SKU
KN2XPEOSDGX

Kenko PRO 300 AF 2.0X DGX Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4

(based on 8 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

So far, so good

Bought this product to use with a Canon 70-300DO lens for protability in the field. It works well so far and I have tested it on other lenses including 28-135. It AF at all ranges and all the lenses tested. Also on several Canon camera bodies from Pro to a 30D. Images do not show any degradation. Early in the game but am very satisfied.

Reviewed by 8 customers

 
4.0

Works where a Canon teleconverter won`t

By

from E.Andover,NH  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use this lens with a Canon 70-300mm lens.The Kenko gives automatic focusing up to about 200mm,but from there to 300mm it does not.One must focus manually in this region-which is no big problem.The teleconverter is well made and has the look of qualityI would recommend it.

 
5.0

great for long range

By

from Cornell, Michigan  -  Semi-pro Photographer

To capiture wild life on the river in front of my home. able to zoom it in close that what my 70-300 brings in. It is really great

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works fine on D700

By

from Utah  -  Photo Enthusiast

I mostly use with prime lenses from 85 to 300 mm Nikon. Results are sharp with a lens that is sharp to begin with. A surprise was how useful it can be with a 105 mm macro lens. Nice.

 
4.0

Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 DGX AF 2x

By

from Wisconsin  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I have excellent results with this converter using my Nikon 300 f4 lens, even hand held most of the time. I shoot with a Nikon D3s so I do push the ISO up to keep my shutter speeds over 600. Technique is key with this combo. It doesn't work with my 80-400 over 300mm zoom. The auto focus gets confused on what you're trying to focus on and it also gets to distorted.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

So far, so good

By

from Tustin, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Bought this product to use with a Canon 70-300DO lens for protability in the field. It works well so far and I have tested it on other lenses including 28-135. It AF at all ranges and all the lenses tested. Also on several Canon camera bodies from Pro to a 30D. Images do not show any degradation. Early in the game but am very satisfied.

(1 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

not for my D3100

By

from MI. upper peninsula  -  Semi-pro Photographer

It does not work on my Nikon D3100 with a Nikon AF-S 55-200 lens. I returned the first one for exchange but the new didn't work either.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good but not great

By

from South Florida  -  Photo Enthusiast

Physically there were no compatibility issues between the camera body and lens with teleconverter. It performed well when mounted on a tripod with a 300mm lense, provided the subject was not moving. I used it exclusively for two days in familiar settings. It did not produce the sharpness of image I had gotten with the brand 1.7X teleconverter.

 
5.0

Would recommend this product

By

from Colorado  -  Photo Enthusiast

Easily installed and expanded the range of our lenses at an affordable price.

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Diane B  All the 2x teleconverters I have found will only work with Canon EF lenses but not EFS lenses. Will this work on EFS lenses?
APRIL C  I used it with a canon 500 mm f4 it worked but degraded the image so i sent it back it did however autofocus not great but it did I ended up going with a canon 1.5 much better results I would not use the Kenko with high qualitylenses
Diane B  Thank you for the info. I was hoping to not have to spend $500 for a Canon teleconverter, but looks like I don't have much choice.
Scott V  I have a Canon 70 d with a sigma 150-500mm lens. Will this teleconverter work with this combination?
APRIL C  I have a cannon 7D and a 500 mm f4 lens the auto focus did work as the cannon converter did not but I was not happy with the quality of the pictures so I settled for a Cannon 1.4 the auto focus is slower but not bad and the picture quality is much better hope that helps somewhat
Scott V  Thanks April
Scott V  I have a Canon 70 d with a sigma 150-500mm lens. Will this teleconverter work with this combination?
APRIL C  I have a cannon 7D and a 500 mm f4 lens the auto focus did work as the cannon converter did not but I was not happy with the quality of the pictures so I settled for a Cannon 1.4 the auto focus is slower but not bad and the picture quality is much better hope that helps somewhat
Scott V  Thanks April
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