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Sony SAL-14TC 1.4x APO (D) Teleconverter - for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum AF SSM & APO Lenses

B&H # SOSAL14TC Mfr # SAL14TC
You Pay: $548.00

The Sony SAL-14TC 1.4x II APO (D) Teleconverter provides full AF compatibility with SSM type lenses (with compatible cameras, e.g. Sony Alpha and Minolta Maxxum 7/5/4/3 or newer). This converter will increase the focal length of the lens by 1.4x, and reduces the lens aperture by approx. 1 f/stop.

NOTE: Due to the high-quality design of this converter (5 elements/4 groups), the teleconverter will only fit and work with a select range of lenses. Only the following Sony or Minolta lenses are compatible:

  • 300mm f/2.8 (D) SSM
  • 70-200mm f/2.8 (D) SSM
  • 200 f/2.8 APO G
  • 300 f/2.8 APO G
  • 300 f/4 APO G
  • 400 f/4.5 APO G
  • 600 f/4 APO G

Note: The following lenses can only be used in Manual Focus mode:

  • 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM
  • 135mm STF f/2.8 [T4.5]
  • 200mm f/4 Macro G

    Diameter
    2.5" (63mm)
    Length
    0.8" (21mm)
    Weight
    6.2 oz(175 g)
Diameter 2.5" (63mm)
Length 0.8" (21mm)
Weight 6.2 oz(175 g)
Sony SAL-14TC 1.4x APO (D) Teleconverter - for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum AF SSM & APO Lenses
  • Front Cap
  • Rear Cap
  • Soft Case
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    SAL-14TC 1.4x APO (D) Teleconverter for Sony & Maxxum AF
     
    4.9

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (7)

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      (1)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (6)
    • Durable (4)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Strong construction (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Wildlife photos (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (3), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

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      5.0

      Very good product

      By N.C.

      from San Jose, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Macro Photography
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about SAL-14TC 1.4x APO (D) Teleconverter for Sony & Maxxum AF:

        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. I guess it is hard to see the small difference between good lenses by taking picture of map without proper test chart.

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        5.0

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

        By beulahnw

        from oregon city, or

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about SAL-14TC 1.4x APO (D) Teleconverter for Sony & Maxxum AF:

          Works terrific, just keep in mind that you lose 1 stop of light.

          Pictures still seem sharp and the extended range is great!

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          5.0

          Well made

          By Bill Todtz

          from DekLab, IL

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about SAL-14TC 1.4x APO (D) Teleconverter for Sony & Maxxum AF:

            Have used the teleconverter to take some wildlife and landscape photos. It works perfectly so far.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Love it!

            By Big Sur Carl

            from central valley, CA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Not Cheap

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about SAL-14TC 1.4x APO (D) Teleconverter for Sony & Maxxum AF:

            I use this with my Sony 70/200 2.8 lens it's worked great for me. It's easy to use, fast to put on. Very small. You do lose a f-stop, it makes my lens a f4 and one good thing about it is your camera will adjust the f-stop for you! When I put it on there's is no 2.8 anymore, it's still great for night game unless the lights are very dim then I take it off.

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            5.0

            Good addition to my Sony 70-200mm f/2.8

            By nsxnut

            from San Jose Ca

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Improves Function

            Cons

            • Costly

            Best Uses

            • Wildlife

            Comments about SAL-14TC 1.4x APO (D) Teleconverter for Sony & Maxxum AF:

            Images are better than expected.
            Images are still crisp.

            Am considering getting the 2x as well.

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            5.0

            Great Match for Sony G Series Lenses

            By Indiana

            from Brisbane, Australia

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape Photography
              • Macro Photography
              • Traveling

              Comments about SAL-14TC 1.4x APO (D) Teleconverter for Sony & Maxxum AF:

              If you need a little extra range with sacrificing auto focusing with SSM drive lenses and your F value ramge this is the teleconvertor for you.

              I use this with a Sony 70-200 G Series and it works very well.

              I have tried alternative teleconvertors and they usually do not match the auto focus drive system. These are usually too slow in response wasting time and battery power.

              Overall an excellent choice for matched Sony equipment.

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              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Nice

              By ASH

              from Irving, TX

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • None yet

              Best Uses

              • Photographing animals

              Comments about SAL-14TC 1.4x APO (D) Teleconverter for Sony & Maxxum AF:

              I use this with the Sony 70-200mm f2.8 G series lens. It seems to work very well and is easy to attach and remove and does not appear to degrade any of my shots.

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              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Makes two lenses out of one.

              By Greg

              from Lutherville, MD

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Product Function
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Wildlife

                Comments about SAL-14TC 1.4x APO (D) Teleconverter for Sony & Maxxum AF:

                I use the Sony 1.4x Teleconverter with my Sony
                300-2.8 and it is as clean as if it was the lens
                by itself. WOW. The 300 is still very fast
                at 3.5. I am so impressed that I purchased the
                2x converter also.

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