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