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Vivitar Series 1 Teleconverter For Canon

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Product Highlights
  • 7 Elements
  • For Canon
  • Doubles Focal Length of Existing Lens

The Vivitar 2x 7-Elements Teleconverter for Canon cameras is a precision optical component designed to expand your photographic capabilities. This premium quality 2x teleconverter, effectively doubles the focal length of the lens it's used with and maintains the resolution and contrast of any fine optic. A 7-elements teleconverter will deliver sharper images with more depth compared to teleconverters with fewer elements.The 2x teleconverter extender will multiply the focal length of the existing lens by 2x, and will cut back the amount of light by 2 f/stops. For example, using a 2x teleconverter with a 300mm lens will effectively increase the focal length to 600mm. A lens set to f/2.8 will now be f/5.6.


7-elements
Multi-coated Optical Glass with anti-reflection coating
Doubles focal length of lenses
Manufacturer's Lifetime Warranty
Vivitar Series 1 Teleconverter For Canon
  • Case
  • Protective Lens Cap
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    VivitarSeries 1 Teleconverter For Canon
     
    3.6

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    78%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (8)
    • Improves function (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wildlife (6)
      • Everyday use (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (5), Casual photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      4.0

      Great Product

      By lonewolfnpickens

      from Pickens, SC

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Improves Function

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Vivitar Series 1 Teleconverter For Canon:

        I used the Series 1 Teleconverter For Canon by Vivitar with a Canon T3i camera and a Canon 75-300mm lens, I was able to get some awesome pictures of the moon on July the 5th with it. The converter does exactly what I wanted it for pictures at longer distances. I had to use the manual mode on my camera when the lens was extended to about 500mm because the auto focus didn't work at this point, but it was very easy to setup in the manual mode and start taking pictures, if you are depending on using the auto focus on your camera all the time you will be disappointed, the auto focus will work up to a certain point, but with the lens extended full out, just switch over to manual and start taking pictures. I am still working on different setting to see just what I can get out of this product. I purchased this converter for taking pictures of wildlife and landscape and so far I am well pleased with it.

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        5.0

        Better than you would think

        By Sky watcher

        from clearwater fl

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Improves Function
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography
          • Traveling
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Vivitar Series 1 Teleconverter For Canon:

          Yes, the autofocus doesn't work well unless you're in a well lit area. But there are some advantages that should be considered. First is that its inexpensive which means more money for other accessories. Second is you are extending your zoom range by 2x, making a 300mm a 600mm. Third is really only for astrophotography but its still a useful tool. I attached my telescope adapter for my dslr to the teleconverter and increased my magnification by 2x for astrophotography. It works pretty good especially for the price. My wife bought me the 600mm to 1300mm and I didn't like it. I prefer using this converter.

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          1.0

          Kind of useless

          By Jerry in Seabeck, WA

          from Seabeck, WA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

          • Impractical For Wildlife

          Best Uses

          • Paper weight

          Comments about Vivitar Series 1 Teleconverter For Canon:

          Auto focus doesn't work while this is attached so in doing wildlife photography...you are constantly manually focusing. Also, your widest F stop is now half of what it was meaning higher ISO settings and more noise, especially if you are trying to handhold the camera. Should have put the money towards a longer telephoto zoom lens.

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          5.0

          vivitar 2x teleconverter

          By greg

          from naples, Fl

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Improves Function

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Action Shots
            • Everyday Use
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Vivitar Series 1 Teleconverter For Canon:

            Very happy with the service and the product. I use almost daily and enjoy it.

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            • No

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            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            2x AF Converter Lens f/Canon

            By Shutterbug

            from Madison, WI

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good quality optic

            Cons

            • Not dependable

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Use

            Comments about Vivitar Series 1 Teleconverter For Canon:

            The Vivitar Series 1 Teleconverter worked well with all my lenses except for the one I bought it for. With my Canon 70-200 4L IS, it took awhile for it to communicate with the camera. When I turned the camera on, it would switch to the manual focus mode and stay there until the teleconverter started communicating with the it. Sometimes this process took several minutes. Once it made contact with the camera, the automatic focus worked fine until I turned the camera off.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good.

            By TJ

            from Kuwait

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Slows down AF further

            Best Uses

            • Wildlife

            Comments about Vivitar Series 1 Teleconverter For Canon:

            I used this with my Canon EOS 7D and a Tamron 70-300mm macro telephoto lens. The results I can say are not bad, but given that Tamron is already slow in focusing (not an issue to me but if you are a wild-life photographer maybe), adding this piece will slow it down further in case you use the AF function. As for the quality of the image I can't say it is bad, but I'd say it doesn't change the original quality of the lens mounted on it itself.To see some comparison: [@]On left you will see the original shot @300mm, while on the right with this teleconverter (@600mm hypothetically). The blur is because I used manual focus, and my eyes tricked me with what I thought it's sharp.All in all, I can say it is a nice tool to have, and I'm waiting for a chance to use it with birds already.

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            4.0

            Good for the price

            By gremlin75

            from Taylor, MI

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Non-reporting

            Cons

            • Loss of image quality
            • Won't work on ef-s lenses

            Best Uses

            • Wildlife

            Comments about Vivitar Series 1 Teleconverter For Canon:

            I use this with my canon rebel T1i with EF 70-200mm f4L IS, Canon EF 50mm f1.8, and have tried it on my Sigma DC 17-70mm f2.8-4.0 OS. Works with each of these lenses.

            The teleconverter is non-reporting (does not report the 2 stop loss to the camera) so I retain autofocus on all lenses. However due to it being non reporting TTL metering works improperly. I have to under expose the scene by a full stop in order to get a proper exposure.

            As with all Teleconverters it does effect image quality and it does not work with EF-S lenses.

            Construction is solid with the only down side being the release button. The buttons tension is quite light making it easy to release accidentally if you're not careful.

            Over all it has a good price, good build quality, and decent image quality.

            This is NOT for someone who demands the best IQ out of each and every picture. But for the casual photographer like me it gets you the extra reach at a fraction of the price while still keeping usable IQ.

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            1.0

            CANNOT BE ATTATCHED to CANON EF-S LENS

            By Upset

            from Southern CA

            Pros

              Cons

              • Not Functional

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vivitar Series 1 Teleconverter For Canon:

                Although there is no mention of compatibility issues on the website, you should be aware that the Vivitar Teleconverter CAN NOT be attached to EF-S Lenses of Canon EOS Cameras.

                There should be a note mentioning this on the website. Unfortunately, I will have to retrurn mine.

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I would buy this again and recommend it

                By Jo

                from Tallahassee, Fl

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Use
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Vivitar Series 1 Teleconverter For Canon:

                  I use this with a Canon 75mm-300mm lens. It is great at getting that longer shot by doubling the power. I was told that I might loose the auto focus, I did not. But it is best, at times, to use manual focus.

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