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Vivitar Series 1 Teleconverter For Sony/Minolta

B&H # VITC2X7S Mfr # VIV-2X7-S
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You Pay: $149.00
Product Highlights
  • 7 Elements
  • For Sony/Minolta
  • Doubles Focal Length of Existing Lens

The Vivitar 2x 7-Elements Teleconverter for Sony 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. Autofocus is not always maintained when using a teleconverter especially with slower lenses at apertures above f/4. 


7-elements
Multi-coated Optical Glass with anti-reflection coating
Doubles focal length of lenses
Manufacturer's Lifetime Warranty
Vivitar Series 1 Teleconverter For Sony/Minolta
  • Case
  • Protective Lens Cap
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    VivitarSeries 1 Teleconverter For Sony/Minolta
     
    3.8

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (6)
    • Durable (3)
    • Improves function (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wildlife (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (5), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Vivitar 2x Teleconverter for Sony A-350

      I have only take a few photos with mixed results. Using it with a 75-300 Zoom makes the camera a tad heavy and difficult to keep steady, thus affecting the focus. Using...Read complete review

      I have only take a few photos with mixed results. Using it with a 75-300 Zoom makes the camera a tad heavy and difficult to keep steady, thus affecting the focus. Using a monopod worked much better and I have yet to use it in tandem with a tripod but would suspect that my still photos in nature will improve.
      Also, getting used to how to use manual vs auto focus is new and I am experimenting witht that as well.
      Overall, I am please with my purchase but testing is still ongoing.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Meh

      I was hopeful this 2x converter would give me a usable boost for my 18-250 Sony zoom, but unfortunately it didn't deliver the resolution and contrast quality I wanted. [...]1...Read complete review

      I was hopeful this 2x converter would give me a usable boost for my 18-250 Sony zoom, but unfortunately it didn't deliver the resolution and contrast quality I wanted. [...]1 - I was able to get equal resolution with better contrast by simply cropping the image I took with the lens (without the 2x converter). The camera (Sony a55) picks up enough resolution that close crops were still better than what I got with the 2x.2 - The autofocus worked some of the time, but failed completely at longer zoom ranges.

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      2.0

      Vivitar Series 1 Teleconverter For Sony

      By Larry

      from Neosho, MO

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Autofocus Does Not Work

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vivitar Series 1 Teleconverter For Sony/Minolta:

        I use this for extreme close macro and extreme telephoto. While the image quality is good enough it simply will not work using autofocus. By that I do not mean it won't lock the focus, I mean it will not focus at all. I am pretty disappointed in this item.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good value and fun to use

        By Rod

        from Melbourne, Australia

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Vivitar Series 1 Teleconverter For Sony/Minolta:

          I brought this on the expectation that could only use lens in manual focus mode and pleasantly surprised when the autofocus worked! Of course with an effective zoom of 500 mm (cropped) by 2 means small movements in the camera cause the focus to shift. Have used with very distance objects so just as easy to do manual focus with a tripod and remote shutter to ensure stable camera. for the low price a good bit of kit to have fun with!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          very good

          By Robson SR

          from Rio de Janeiro , Brasil

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Wildlife

            Comments about Vivitar Series 1 Teleconverter For Sony/Minolta:

            use this product in a lens 75 300 for pictures of animals and nature

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            fantastic Converter

            By Topshooter

            from Henderson Nevada

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Improves Function
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Action Shots
            • Everyday Use
            • Traveling
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Vivitar Series 1 Teleconverter For Sony/Minolta:

            Great item brings the picture right up to where you want it

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works as advertised

            By shooter

            from Nevada

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • none so far

            Best Uses

            • Action Shots
            • Everyday Use
            • When you can't reach out
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Vivitar Series 1 Teleconverter For Sony/Minolta:

            Mounts easily the pictures are fantastic Vivitar did a great job, brings the subjects really close. You still need a good light situtation to make it come together.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Vivitar 2x Teleconverter for Sony A-350

            By Tom

            from Bardonia, NY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • Adds weight

            Best Uses

            • Still photos nature
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Vivitar Series 1 Teleconverter For Sony/Minolta:

            I have only take a few photos with mixed results. Using it with a 75-300 Zoom makes the camera a tad heavy and difficult to keep steady, thus affecting the focus. Using a monopod worked much better and I have yet to use it in tandem with a tripod but would suspect that my still photos in nature will improve.
            Also, getting used to how to use manual vs auto focus is new and I am experimenting witht that as well.
            Overall, I am please with my purchase but testing is still ongoing.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent product

            By Beginner

            from Vancouver

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Extend the focus length
            • Got excellent images

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Wildlife

              Comments about Vivitar Series 1 Teleconverter For Sony/Minolta:

              I tested this teleconverter on my Minolta 200mm f2.8 g lens and my Minolta 135mm f2.8 lens. I got excellent and sharp images. I was surprised that it does not even affect the auto focus speed. I am happy with this purchase.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Meh

              By Scott in NC

              from Wilkesboro, NC

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vivitar Series 1 Teleconverter For Sony/Minolta:

                    I was hopeful this 2x converter would give me a usable boost for my 18-250 Sony zoom, but unfortunately it didn't deliver the resolution and contrast quality I wanted. [...]1 - I was able to get equal resolution with better contrast by simply cropping the image I took with the lens (without the 2x converter). The camera (Sony a55) picks up enough resolution that close crops were still better than what I got with the 2x.2 - The autofocus worked some of the time, but failed completely at longer zoom ranges.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Works as Advertised

                    By currymac

                    from Yarmouth Co, Nova Scotia

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Improves Function

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Vivitar Series 1 Teleconverter For Sony/Minolta:

                      This is a very well built product that allows me to take nature shots with whole lot less cropping. It's a quality product that works perfectly, with the exception of focusing at extreme telephoto. As hinted in the description, manual focus is almost always required, but the images themselves are worth the hassle.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Surprisingly Good

                      By NeilV

                      from Coquitlam, BC

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Improves Function
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Macro Photography
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Vivitar Series 1 Teleconverter For Sony/Minolta:

                        There is some image degradation (minor ghosting visible at 100%) but that is to be expected.

                        Maintained AF with my CZ 135mm f1.8 and Tamron 90mm Di Macro. Works great to increase magnification at the same. I have tried this with extension tubes and still retained AF on the lenses mentioned above.

                        It's a shame we can't share sample photos here...

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