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Kenko TelePlus MC7 AF 2.0X DGX Teleconverter

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Kenko TelePlus MC7 AF 2.0X DGX Teleconverter

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  • For Use with Nikon AF Lenses

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The Kenko TelePlus MC7 AF 2.0X DGX Teleconverter (also known as a tele-extender) gives you the dramatic effect of doubling the focal length of your lens by 2x, and will cut back the amount of light by 4x (2 f/stops). The MC7 features a 7-element, 4-group design with multi-coated lens elements, and fully automatic diaphragm coupling. With the Kenko TelePlus MC7 DGX your prime lens' depth of field is reduced by 1/2, but retains the prime minimum focusing distance. 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.

The MC7 AF 2.0X DGX converter has genuine Gated Array IC (Integrated Circuitry). This means that not only the converter's own unique data but all data sent from the camera body provides full exposure metering and linkage for electronic flash photography.

Teleconverters are not recommended for lenses wider than 50mm, e.g. 28-105mm. However, full AF operation is only possible with lenses with open aperture of f/2.8 or brighter. Please be aware that AF will work properly only if there is enough light and contrast on the subject to activate the camera's AF sensors. Manual focusing is recommended when using lenses with smaller open f-stop value than those given above.

The DGX TelePlus converters have updated circuitry to record exif data more accurately. In the exif exposure data (meta-data recorded with a digital picture) DGX converters record the equivalent aperture and focal length of the lens setting plus teleconverter. Optically and mechanically they are identical to the prior high-quality DG series converters.
Magnification 2.0X
Exposure magnification: Approx. 4 times
Minimum Focus Distance Same as prime lens
Lens Diaphragm Fully automatic coupling
Lens Elements/Groups 7/4
Lens Coating Digital multi coating
Length Approx. 1.4" (35.7mm)
Weight 5.5 oz (157 g)
Kenko TelePlus MC7 AF 2.0X DGX Teleconverter
  • Front & Rear Caps
  • Pouch
  • 1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    KenkoTelePlus MC7 AF 2.0X DGX Teleconverter
     
    4.0

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (13)
    • Durable (5)
    • Easily interchangeable (5)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (5)
    • Compact (4)

    Cons

    • Poor in low light (6)
    • Slow focus (4)
    • Poor image quality (3)

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife photos (10)
    • Landscape/scenery (7)
    • Sports/action (4)
    • Macro photography (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (10), Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (17)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good ol cheap power!

    After reading about this product(mc7 dgx 2x tele) concerning the autofocusing, I thought that I would most definatly have to use the manual focusing because of the semi slow aperature of my Tokina...Read complete review

    After reading about this product(mc7 dgx 2x tele) concerning the autofocusing, I thought that I would most definatly have to use the manual focusing because of the semi slow aperature of my Tokina 80-400mm lens f3.5 to 5.6 changing that to f11.(very slow)So I bought it any way for the cheap power it would provide for me shooting wildlife. To my surprise in decent light the autofocus works even at f11! so it definatly exceeded my expectations. The quality seems to be exceptional as well, having taken a few shots of far away birds and the big glowing moon some images are a bit soft but I definatly can work with it, heading to Alaska for the big test.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not Thrilled with Photo Quality

    I coupled the Teleconverter with my Nikkor 55-200mm zoom lens. The photo quality at fulll zoom (400mm comparable) was poor. It was actually much clearer to simply shoot with the 200mm lens...Read complete review

    I coupled the Teleconverter with my Nikkor 55-200mm zoom lens. The photo quality at fulll zoom (400mm comparable) was poor. It was actually much clearer to simply shoot with the 200mm lens only and then enlarge the photo. I had high hopes, but was disappointed.

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    5.0

    Calibrate Lens/Diopler Adjustment/Shutter

    By Craig

    from Knightsen, Ca

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Kenko TelePlus MC7 AF 2.0X DGX Teleconverter:

      I own the 1.4 from this company, and I will order this 2X soon. Reason: The 1.4 is tact sharp. The reason photographers here can't get their images sharp is for three reasons. One, even lenses and cameras from the factory must be calibrated to maximize sharpness (go on Youtube to learn how to calibate each lens to each camera you have, I have two cameras and five lenses, so I calibrated all five to both cameras, and the same with the teleconverter). Two, it is the easiest thing to bumb the diopler dial off (on Nikons) a click or more. You whom manually focus may be off one click on your diopler, that's all it takes. Three, the rule of shutter speed to focal length, i.e., 600mm - 1/640 second is rated for pros. This speed to shutter ratio should be nearly doubled for amateurs, i.e., 600mm - 1/1000+ second. Finally, my advice is for getting the sharpest images do three more things: One, use a tripod, two, lock up your mirror, three study snippers - they will teach you how to depress a trigger, i.e., a shutter button properly. Good luck, and I hope that helps all here..... :) Buy the teleconverter, learn these things, be a better photographer.

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      5.0

      great tele converter lens

      By RJC

      from sac.ca.

      Comments about Kenko TelePlus MC7 AF 2.0X DGX Teleconverter:

      for 2x it's the best ,doubles your focal lenth by two,I use it with my nikon 70-300 mm lens.

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      4.0

      Fun but not serious on f/big lenses

      By Walt

      from Vermont

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Fun
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Soft Maybe

      Best Uses

      • Private Eye

      Comments about Kenko TelePlus MC7 AF 2.0X DGX Teleconverter:

      I'd love one of these if I was a private eye or if I had several long f/2.8 lenses. On my cheap lenses, the images get too soft. I'm not sure how to rate it since my test bed is limited.

      I tried it on my old 180mm f/2.8 manual focus lens and it was a bit soft.

      I did get to borrow a Nikon 2x on a long telephoto and the combo was very sharp.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Wasted Shoot

      By SculptER

      from Bonita Springs, FL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Interchangeable

      Cons

      • Blurry Focus
      • Slow Focus

      Best Uses

        Comments about Kenko TelePlus MC7 AF 2.0X DGX Teleconverter:

        This did double the focal length, but all the shots were blurred and unusable. In defense of the teleconverter, it may have been my use of it. If you plan to use this, try for a stable subject.

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        4.0

        works as expected

        By mftitus

        from dallas, tx

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Nice Bokeh

        Cons

        • Poor in Low Light
        • Slow Focus

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Kenko TelePlus MC7 AF 2.0X DGX Teleconverter:

        works as I expected just have to use manual focus, I am using a AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens which is out of specs, but works.

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        1.0

        Not Thrilled with Photo Quality

        By Patrick

        from Atlantic County, NJ

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

        • Poor Image Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Kenko TelePlus MC7 AF 2.0X DGX Teleconverter:

          I coupled the Teleconverter with my Nikkor 55-200mm zoom lens. The photo quality at fulll zoom (400mm comparable) was poor. It was actually much clearer to simply shoot with the 200mm lens only and then enlarge the photo. I had high hopes, but was disappointed.

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          4.0

          Solid for the Price

          By Stuffix

          from LosAngeles

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Image Quality

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Kenko TelePlus MC7 AF 2.0X DGX Teleconverter:

          Provides great zoom capabilities, but it is restricted in its ability to accurately and quickly autofocus. You're better off in manual mode - therefore this is not a very good product for sports and fast action shots. On my D90 using a 18-200mm light metering is off favoring overly exposed shots by 2-3stops. Easily remedied but just something to note.

          Cheap way to get a more powerful zoom lens in a compact package.

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          4.0

          works okay

          By laytonc

          from seattle, wa

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Good Audio Quality
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Image Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Kenko TelePlus MC7 AF 2.0X DGX Teleconverter:

            Not overly impressed but you get what you pay for. It works but it doesnt scream "you gotta have one of these".

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            5.0

            Best bang for the buck

            By Photobill

            from Sacramento,Ca

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Kenko TelePlus MC7 AF 2.0X DGX Teleconverter:

              Very sharp , and the AF and VR works well, even on the Nikon 80-400 mm

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              5.0

              Teleconverter for Nikon lenses

              By Ed

              from San Diego

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • cheap
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Good quality
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Kenko TelePlus MC7 AF 2.0X DGX Teleconverter:

                I am very pleased with the MC7 teleconverter. I used it on my D90 with a AF VR Nikkor 80-400mm and it worked as advertised. The the long zoom autofocus works in daylight with good contrast in the focus zone. Using the AF VR 18-200 Nikkor lens and teleconverter, the lens had a more difficult time focusing.

                It is worth the manual focus to get the increased focal length

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                5.0

                It is great for the price!

                By Giuribelle

                from Boston, Massachusetts

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • NONE

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Kenko TelePlus MC7 AF 2.0X DGX Teleconverter:

                This is a great extender if you cannot afford the real lens.
                Just keep in mind that you need a lot of light for handheld shots.
                On my D90 and Nikon 80 200 f2.8 it is sharp; the autofocus and the camera exf data works great.

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                4.0

                This is a nice attachment

                By Jim

                from WV

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Poor in Low Light

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Kenko TelePlus MC7 AF 2.0X DGX Teleconverter:

                Easy to use & lightweight.

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                • No

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                3.0

                Not sold completely

                By rketekt

                from Detroit, MI

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Autofocus not best

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action

                Comments about Kenko TelePlus MC7 AF 2.0X DGX Teleconverter:

                Works well with my Nikon 180mm 2.8 but autofocus seems a bit goofy with my Tamron 70-200 2.8 Otherwise images turned out pretty good

                Attachment to camera body and lens seems like it is not the most secure connection.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Good zoom

                By Craig

                from Washington DC

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action

                  Comments about Kenko TelePlus MC7 AF 2.0X DGX Teleconverter:

                  Works well with and nice addition to my Nikon equipment. not the best or most sharp photos but if you want to get close, then this does the trick

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Very decent optic for traveling

                  By Athila

                  from Near Trois-Rivières, Qc

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Poor in Low Light
                  • Slow Focus

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro Photography
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Kenko TelePlus MC7 AF 2.0X DGX Teleconverter:

                  I mainly bought it for traveling when it is not practical to carry my 150-500mm zoom lens. Since the front element is deep inside, it is one of the few extenders that can be mounted on my Nikon 18-200mm DX zoom lens. I use it once in a while when 200mm isn't enough. I does reduce slightly the optical resolution, but I don't have to crop as much as if I was using only my 200mm. When stopped down, quality is quite decent. Price is not to bad either.

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                  4.0

                  Love this

                  By Light and Eye

                  from Washington DC

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Poor in Low Light
                  • Slow Focus

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Kenko TelePlus MC7 AF 2.0X DGX Teleconverter:

                  Bought it because I cant afford a 500mm lens so bought this to use with my 70-300 and my 80-200 on safari. I dint have to carry an extra lens and with decent light and/or tripod you are good.

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                  4.0

                  Double sight lens

                  By crazydoc

                  from France

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                  Cons

                  • Poor in Low Light

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro Photography
                  • Underwater Fish hunting
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Kenko TelePlus MC7 AF 2.0X DGX Teleconverter:

                  Very useful to do macrophoto et fish pictures with 60 AFD Nikon and FX cameras.
                  It's very exciting with DX cameras !!
                  But it takes two f:stops !

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                  5.0

                  Impressive quality, affordable.

                  By The Lone Haranguer

                  from White Hall, AR

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Poor in Low Light

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Kenko TelePlus MC7 AF 2.0X DGX Teleconverter:

                  It works, nothing more need be said.

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                  • No

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                  1.0

                  Disappointing

                  By MickPhoto

                  from New Jersey

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • None

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy
                  • Poor meachnics and optics

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Kenko TelePlus MC7 AF 2.0X DGX Teleconverter:

                    Put it behind my 70-200 2.8 VR2. I should be ashamed of myself to put such a [*] behind my beauty. Major loss of IQ (Image Quality), Loss of Sharpness, colors degrade, I could go on.The mechanics are totally poor, too. Feels like it is grinding on your bayonette. I felt sorry for my body as well as my lens. Sure enough I could even see marks on the seat after taking it of. Fortunately no damage but it sure felt like it. The VR all of a sudden gets noisy.The only good thing to say is that the camera data are reported correctly (EXIFs) and the focus with a good lens (2.8) works fine. But this is more a function of the camera and lens rather then the converter.

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                    5.0

                    Good ol cheap power!

                    By the go getter

                    from Wayne, W.V.

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Improves Function
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Easily Lost

                    Best Uses

                    • Traveling
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Kenko TelePlus MC7 AF 2.0X DGX Teleconverter:

                    After reading about this product(mc7 dgx 2x tele) concerning the autofocusing, I thought that I would most definatly have to use the manual focusing because of the semi slow aperature of my Tokina 80-400mm lens f3.5 to 5.6 changing that to f11.(very slow)So I bought it any way for the cheap power it would provide for me shooting wildlife. To my surprise in decent light the autofocus works even at f11! so it definatly exceeded my expectations. The quality seems to be exceptional as well, having taken a few shots of far away birds and the big glowing moon some images are a bit soft but I definatly can work with it, heading to Alaska for the big test.

                    Share this review

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