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Sigma2x EX DG APO Teleconverter for Nikon AF
 
4.3

(based on 44 reviews)

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    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (21)
  • Easily interchangeable (18)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (16)
  • Lightweight (15)
  • Durable (13)

Cons

  • Poor in low light (7)
  • Tough to attach (3)

Best Uses

  • Wildlife photos (31)
  • Sports/action (15)
  • Landscape/scenery (13)
  • Macro photography (4)
  • Nature (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (21), Semi-pro photographer (9), Casual photographer (3), Photography student (3), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (31)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

One word

Was a little skeptical about the effectiveness of this Teleconverter. Took it for some test shots on my D600 and D7000. I cannot believe the results. Images very sharp with little or no...Read complete review

Was a little skeptical about the effectiveness of this Teleconverter. Took it for some test shots on my D600 and D7000. I cannot believe the results. Images very sharp with little or no negative effects. I bought this for my Sigma 70-200mm OS HSM (which is itself awesome). Both at effective 400mm and 500mm (DX) the photo's were way beyond the sharpness I expected.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not the greatest product

Just got my TC few days ago. Using it with Nikon D90 and Sigma 70-200 2.8 HSM Macro.
There is a huge gap between what you see in the viewfinder and...Read complete review

Just got my TC few days ago. Using it with Nikon D90 and Sigma 70-200 2.8 HSM Macro.
There is a huge gap between what you see in the viewfinder and what you actually get when looking at the image on a computer screen.
Images are not sharp as you would expect, colors are distorted arount the edges and after a comparison between images with and without the TC, it seems like a CROP will get a better resault than using the TC.

On the other hand, I'm aware that I got it only recently and will experience with it a bit more. Who knows, I might figure out how to enhance the quality.

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4.0

Not Bad.. works OK

By Steve

from Atlanta, GA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Rugged
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sports/Action
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Sigma 2x EX DG APO Teleconverter for Nikon AF:

    I'm using this converter on the Sigma 150 to 500 mm lens. It works well on this lens. I haven't been able to try the converter on any other lens. Compatibility and that why I only gave this converter 4 stars out of 5. From what I have found so far is it works well on the 150 to 500 mm lens. autofocus does not work and it what I have expected from the compatibility chart.

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    5.0

    Good piece of glass.

    By matthewmpp

    from Mesa, AZ

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Sigma 2x EX DG APO Teleconverter for Nikon AF:

      I don't need to shot at 400 mm very often, however, when I do I use my sigma 2x teleconverter. I bought it because I have the sigma 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens. Together, they work great. I have heard a lot of bad things about teleconverters and I have not found any of it to be true. The pictures I have taken have all looked very good.

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      5.0

      Perfect Solution

      By Chris

      from Sherwood, OR

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast / accurate auto-focus

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action

        Comments about Sigma 2x EX DG APO Teleconverter for Nikon AF:

        This is the perfect addition to our sports photography equipment.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent Teleconverter

        By Wynnsfalls

        from Danville, Virginia

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Sigma 2x EX DG APO Teleconverter for Nikon AF:

        I'm a die hard hobbyist and love taking photos of my granddaughters soccer games and nature. So far it had worked great with my Sigma lens on a Nikon D800 and D7000.

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        • Yes

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        1.0

        Not fit

        By Cinkor

        from New York, NY

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              Comments about Sigma 2x EX DG APO Teleconverter for Nikon AF:

              I bought this teleconverter in the acceptance it would fit with my Nikon lenses of my D7000 but it's not. It will fit on the camera body but not on the lenses.

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              5.0

              Awesomeness

              By Leigh

              from Charlotte, NC

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Interchangeable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action

                Comments about Sigma 2x EX DG APO Teleconverter for Nikon AF:

                Great quality and soccer shots are awesome! B&H always delivers perfection!

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                5.0

                Very good teleconverter for the price.

                By Kenny P

                from Illinois

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Gets Good Clear Pictures
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Sigma 2x EX DG APO Teleconverter for Nikon AF:

                  I have used it with a f2.8 70 to 200 mm Sigma lens to shoot softball games, wild life or birds. On a clear or even a cloudy day I have been able to get some excellent photos. At times using an aperture of f5.6 and 1/250 for action or higher depending on the situation. As I experiment with the converter and lens set up I can add more to the review.
                  I would recommend the teleconverter to a friend as it seems to be well made and in the short time I have had it I have taken some very good pictures using it.

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                  4.0

                  Great piece of equipment!

                  By Lucas

                  from Northern nj

                  Comments about Sigma 2x EX DG APO Teleconverter for Nikon AF:

                  I got this to pair up with my sigma 70-200 2.8 and have been shooting sports, and wildlife with it. It seems to work well. the only problem if encountered is that the mount to the lens comes loose after a while , you just have to click it back in so it's no big deal.

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                  5.0

                  Great product

                  By lakeman

                  from morristown,tn

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Sigma 2x EX DG APO Teleconverter for Nikon AF:

                  wildlife shots,a must have !

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Early trials look good

                  By scoof

                  from PA.

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Sigma 2x EX DG APO Teleconverter for Nikon AF:

                    Haven't had a chance for extensive trials but so far very nice and mostly happy

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                    4.0

                    Excellent accessory

                    By Trying for the shot

                    from NE Ohio

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Nice Bokeh
                    • Rugged
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • NONE

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Sigma 2x EX DG APO Teleconverter for Nikon AF:

                    The teleconverter also auto focuses with Sigma's 70-200 f2.8 lens which I also purchased.

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                    • No

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                    3.0

                    Not the greatest product

                    By AssafUzan

                    from Tel-Aviv, Israel

                    About Me Photography Student

                    Pros

                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Blurry Focus
                    • Poor image quality

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports/Action
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Sigma 2x EX DG APO Teleconverter for Nikon AF:

                    Just got my TC few days ago. Using it with Nikon D90 and Sigma 70-200 2.8 HSM Macro.
                    There is a huge gap between what you see in the viewfinder and what you actually get when looking at the image on a computer screen.
                    Images are not sharp as you would expect, colors are distorted arount the edges and after a comparison between images with and without the TC, it seems like a CROP will get a better resault than using the TC.

                    On the other hand, I'm aware that I got it only recently and will experience with it a bit more. Who knows, I might figure out how to enhance the quality.

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                    5.0

                    Really good product!

                    By La7

                    from Quebec, Canada

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Construction
                    • High optical quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sigma 2x EX DG APO Teleconverter for Nikon AF:

                        I use my TC with a Sigma 120-300 f2.8 and the result is spectacular. I took a lot of picture of whales, birds and moon.

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                        5.0

                        Just what I needed

                        By ccctampa

                        from Tampa, FL

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Sports/Action
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Sigma 2x EX DG APO Teleconverter for Nikon AF:

                          I bought this teleconverter to use with my Sigma 50-150mm f2.8 lens. On my cropped sensor (asp-c) camera, I seldom need a lens longer than 150mm (225mm full-frame equivalent), so I could not justify buying a longer lens. The teleconverter brings my lens up to 100-300mm (150-450mm full-frame equivalent), which is perfect for my occasional need for a longer lens. The maximum aperture drops from 2.8 to 5.6, which is something I can live with. Autofocus works normally in bright light, perhaps a bit slower in low light. If you are a "pixel peeper", image sharpness may not be quite as good as using the lens alone, but I am quite happy with the results I've gotten.

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                          4.0

                          Very good decision!

                          By Gabriel Luque

                          from General Rodriguez, Argentina

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Poor in Low Light

                          Best Uses

                          • Sports/Action
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Sigma 2x EX DG APO Teleconverter for Nikon AF:

                          First of all, sorry for my English level. I have been using the TC with a Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 and D800: good autofocus´ performance and regular sharpness. If you buy this TC, you should know that you will have to work with PS or another editor trying to improve the sharpness level. This TC is a good alternative if you don´t have the money for a 500mms prime lens.

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                          3.0

                          Met My Expectations

                          By Wobblerite

                          from Sacramento, CA

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Sigma 2x EX DG APO Teleconverter for Nikon AF:

                            I've only had limited use of product so far. I've used it with my Sigma 120 - 400 mm lens to shoot some birds. I found it did a nice job of making the birds larger but the images are softer. I expected this to a degree but some of it could be my eyesight which is not as good as it used to be so I may not be focusing that well. Since I have to manually focus with the extender on I believe I need to use a tripod since the lens and camera are hard to hold and focus at the same time. Since it is my first extender I think I will grow more comfortable with it as I use it some more.

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                            4.0

                            Very nice teleconverter

                            By KAmmerA FotogrAfiK

                            from Albuquerque, NM

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Works as advertised

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • On Compatible Sigma Lense
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Sigma 2x EX DG APO Teleconverter for Nikon AF:

                              I use this primarily with the Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 super telephoto lens. There is a very slight loss of contrast, but no other artifacts introduced into the RAW file (always shoot RAW! ;) ). OS (optical stabilization) with the Sigma lens worked just as good as without, and the Sigma OS is very good. Focus is, as stated in the compatibility matrix, manual only, so please don't blame the TC if you didn't pay attention to it.I have tried the teleconverter with all my other Nikkor lenses and have to say that success varies greatly. Some would not mount at all, others almost mounted but felt tight enough to not force them, and two of my primes mounted up and worked beautifully. (manual exposure control ONLY, but 95% of my shooting is in full manual control). All in all a great addition to my gear. I have taken several shots I would not have been able to without it. Use a tripod, monopod, or other device and you will not lose any of the sharpness off the lens attached to this.

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                              5.0

                              One word

                              By Chris

                              from Okeechobee, FL

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Sigma 2x EX DG APO Teleconverter for Nikon AF:

                                Was a little skeptical about the effectiveness of this Teleconverter. Took it for some test shots on my D600 and D7000. I cannot believe the results. Images very sharp with little or no negative effects. I bought this for my Sigma 70-200mm OS HSM (which is itself awesome). Both at effective 400mm and 500mm (DX) the photo's were way beyond the sharpness I expected.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Worth having in your camera bag

                                By Rafiki

                                from Rhode Island

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Lightweight
                                • Relatively Inexpensive
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                • Poor in Low Light

                                Best Uses

                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Sigma 2x EX DG APO Teleconverter for Nikon AF:

                                As a nature photographer,I take quite a few bird shots and since I cannot afford a 1000mm fixed lens, this is the next best alternative for my hobby. It can only be used on a camera in manual mode, but provides a great option for those times when I need more lens. I would highly recommend this teleconverter.

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                                4.0

                                Great for the purposes I bought it for.

                                By Chainsaw Dagger

                                from San Diego, Ca

                                About Me Photography Student

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Poor in Low Light

                                Best Uses

                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Sigma 2x EX DG APO Teleconverter for Nikon AF:

                                I recently got a chance to really try this Teleconverter out. I took a trip to the wild animal park in San Diego. I started out using a sigma 70-200mm F/2.8 which was working great. A bit later the animals started moving further and further away so I figured it was time to use the 2x Teleconverter to get some closer looking shots. Adding the 2x Teleconverter automaticly decreases for F-Stop by 2 stops so the best I could get was F/5.6 at 400mm (I think). The sun was shining so the lighting was perfect. I got some great shots of the rhinos. I've heard people complain about the Autofocus taking to long but, it was plenty fast enough for what I was doing. With the lighting I had I used this without a tripod and had very clear photos. It worked for the purpose I bought it for and think it's a great tool to have in the bag.

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