Tamron SP AF 1.4x PRO Teleconverter for Canon EOS - U.S.A. Warranty

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About Tamron 1.4x

The SP AF PRO-series teleconverters, with a re-designed optical construction (4-group/5-element for 1.4X and 4-group/7-element for 2X), are designed to be used with lenses that are F/2.8 and of focal lengths of 90mm or greater. This would make the use of the SP teleconverters ideal for the Tamron SP90mm F/2.8 macro, 70-210mm F/2.8 and 300mm F/2.8. Relative illumination is significantly improved resulting in better overall contrast and resolution across the entire image field. In addition, chromatic aberration and astigmatism are better compensated for by virtue of the use of higher-grade glass materials and more sophisticated design techniques than used in universal-type teleconverters. When used with lenses with smaller maximum apertures (F/4 and F/5.6, for example), there will be little difference in image quality as compared with the standard Tamron teleconverters. When used with lenses wider than 90mm, the SP teleconverters can actually comprise image quality.

The Tamron 1.4x is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Sports/action, Wildlife photos and more.The Tamron 1.4x is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Semi-pro photographer among others.The Tamron 1.4x is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Tamron 1.4x: Consistent output, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (12),Easily interchangeable (10),Consistent output (9),Fast / accurate auto-focus (7),Strong construction (6),Rugged (4),Durable (3)
Best Uses:
Wildlife photos (10),Landscape/scenery (8),Sports/action (8),Wildlife (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (6),Enthusiast (4),Photo enthusiast (4)

Tamron 1.4x Specifications

Construction
4 Groups/ 5 Elements
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
19.4mm x 68.0mm
Weight
132g

Tamron 1.4x Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.2

(based on 18 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best On The Market

This is the most versitile addition you can add to your bag. It fits the largest variety of lenses, while maintaining auto functions using lenses up to f/5.6 without problem. I use it on a Canon EF100-300 f/5.6L, Canon EF 400L and Canon EF100 2.8 USM macro without noticable loss of detail. It is suggested when using with macro lenses, to use manual focus which is common at high magnifications anyway. Considering the price of long glass, it's the best bang for the buck around! Get it, you'll b...

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This is the most versitile addition you can add to your bag. It fits the largest variety of lenses, while maintaining auto functions using lenses up to f/5.6 without problem. I use it on a Canon EF100-300 f/5.6L, Canon EF 400L and Canon EF100 2.8 USM macro without noticable loss of detail. It is suggested when using with macro lenses, to use manual focus which is common at high magnifications anyway. Considering the price of long glass, it's the best bang for the buck around! Get it, you'll be glad you did.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Hmmm - I'll keep it but...

My opinions of this extender are something of a mixed bag. Optically, I think the 1.4x extender is quite good and is a useful addition to my bag. IS functionality is retained on all the lenses I tried. On the other hand, I'm disappointed autofocus fails in many of my lenses. Specifically, 50mm f/1.4, 100 mm f2.8L IS Macro, 200mm f/2.8L all hunt for focus even when they are wide open. The hunting seems to continue indefinitely. Manual focus works fine and the camera detects critical focus bei...

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My opinions of this extender are something of a mixed bag. Optically, I think the 1.4x extender is quite good and is a useful addition to my bag. IS functionality is retained on all the lenses I tried. On the other hand, I'm disappointed autofocus fails in many of my lenses. Specifically, 50mm f/1.4, 100 mm f2.8L IS Macro, 200mm f/2.8L all hunt for focus even when they are wide open. The hunting seems to continue indefinitely. Manual focus works fine and the camera detects critical focus being achieved. Rather bizarrely, autofocusing my 17-40mm f/4L works fine - even though it should not. Go figure. Something else that's odd - the model in the photograph is off-white. Mine is black. Maybe that matters, maybe not.

Reviewed by 18 customers

 
5.0

Dandy Teleconverter at a Great Price

By

from Bradenton, FL  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Makes a fast 50 mm into a great portrait lens. I use it mostly for wildlife and landscape, but have also used it to make a long tele into a VERY long tele for sports. Used carefully, it makes a remarkably sharp pairing with a quality lens. The photos have excellent central sharpness, and only a little falloff at the edges, but this is rather nice for closeups. It centers the eye on the subject. For use on Canon cameras, be sure to mount it to the lens first, then attach both to the camera. If attached to the camera first, the exposure results can be variable.

 
4.0

It Works!

By

from Bradenton FL  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This is a very nice teleconverter, which is light, handy, and easy to use. It provides excellent results when used within its capabilities. Like all 1.4X teleconverters, it diminishes light transmission by 1 stop, but with today's digital cameras, that is no real problem. If the effective f-stop drops below 5.6, you may lose autofocus, but not autoexposure. Note! With Canon lenses, it is almost always necessary to add items to the lens stack before connecting the stack to the camera. If you attach the converter, then the lens to the camera, they may not work properly together. Though not quite the quality of the very expensive Canon dedicated converters, this does a great job for most purposes, and I think it will be a good value for use with the 100-400 Canon L Zoom.

 
4.0

Works as advertised and reviewed

By

from Texas  -  Casual Photographer

After reading many reviews about the 2x and the 1.4x Tamaron Teleconverter, I tried both. As the review comments stated, the auto focusing on the 2x was quite slow and not acceptable for me. The auto focusing for the 1.4x was much faster and acceptable for me. I will only use the 1.4x Teleconverter for very specific long range photos, so the slower auto focusing will not be a problem.

 
5.0

Tamron SP AF 1.4x Pro Teleconverter for

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from Murrysville, PA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

The autofocus works perfectly with my Canon 600 , and 70-200 2.8 lenses. I also use it with a Sigma 500. I had 2 sets (and 2x) for Sigma and Canon, NONE of them worked for autofocus. These slow the focus down very slightly but tolerable. They work GREAT.

 
4.0

Surprisingly pleased

By

from Hobe Sound, FL  -  Photo Enthusiast

I was quite pleased by the quality of this teleconverter. The auto-focus did slow down a little bit but nothing to worry about. Good product for a good price!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great buy!

By

from Hobe Sound. FL  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use it with the Tamron 70-300 VC, a VERY good lens. The teleconverter is equal to Canon's on my Canon 5D Mark II. I did find that the AF was a bit slow but not a real concern.

 
4.0

Nice alternative to a longer zoom

By

from Arden, NC  -  Photo Enthusiast

I used this Tamron 1.4 X extender with my Tamron 18 - 270 zoom on a Canon 60D, and the results were just what I would have expected - moderate but acceptable effect on sharpness. A good addition for occasional "long shots.." Yes an excellent 120 - 400 zoom would yield superior results at a cost of $1,000, but for less than $150, a great alternative for that once in a while need. Also, light and easy to carry. If you must have auto focus and image stabilization then go for the big bucks option - I come from the time when neither was available, but photos were still sharp.

 
5.0

Tamron SP AF 1.4X PRO Teleconverter

By

from Bradenton FL  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Most teleconverters are not very good at retention of image quality. This one is. Compared to others I have used, it is remarkable.

 
5.0

Great Value and Excellent Optics

By

from Bradenton, FL  -  Semi-pro Photographer

To ensure proper function, as is true for most Canon lens focal length extenders, it is always best to attach the extender to the lens, then the pair to the camera. Attaching the extender to the camera, then adding the lens may result in improper function or focusing.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Value

By

from Houston, Texas  -  Photo Enthusiast

Easily attaches to my Canon 400 mm lens but cannot autofocus with my 50D. Still, provides clear pictures and is a great value compared to purchasing a 500 mm lens.

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Shopper  How would this work with my Tamron 18-270 lens on my canon rebel T2i?
Juarez D  I buy here a Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 for Canon EOS T3, this works with that lens???
SUSANNE W  I'm considering purchasing the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM AutoFocus Image Stabilized lens in the future. Will this work with it? Would I lose IS or Auto Focus?
Butch M  Susanne W, The do is really I don't see. Sorry
SUSANNE W  Will this fit my Canon 60 D with 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 lens? Also the Canon 75-300mm 4-5.6 zoom kit lens? And the 50mm 1.8
MORAN B  I am using canon 50D 2 lenses 70-300 and 28-135(kit). With both i can't get focus.
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