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CanonTL-H58 Tele Converter Lens (1.5x)
 
3.5

(based on 26 reviews)

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63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Interfaces well with camcorder (10)
  • Well built / quality (9)
  • Improves performance (6)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Shooting outdoors (12)
  • Travel (5)
  • Shooting indoors (4)
  • Home movies (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (7), Aspiring film maker (5), Film professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Quality But . . .

This teleconverter has an excellent quality. If the subject is close to the lens it even adds a little contrast. When zoomed out it does not cover the whole sensor but who cares:...Read complete review

This teleconverter has an excellent quality. If the subject is close to the lens it even adds a little contrast. When zoomed out it does not cover the whole sensor but who cares: no one will use it for wide shots.
But do you really need it? I think 1.5x is not enough for reasonable difference. I shot some very far subjects with and without it and I did not notice a serious difference in details (while shooting without it I added some digital zoom). I have Canon Vixia HF S10 and with its 1.7x multiplier I get everything very close. And also, on such big zooms you cannot get very contrasty and sharp pictures because of the atmosphere as I guess, so it doesn't make sense to zoom more and more.
Anyway, I am very happy I have this lens as I wanted to have the complete set of accessory shoe. I have not checked it with the moon yet. Here maybe it will add lots of details.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

good for special long shots

The first thing I did when I got my new lens is put on my Canon XF100 and go out to shoot long shots. I videoed birds in an estuary, a long shot of...Read complete review

The first thing I did when I got my new lens is put on my Canon XF100 and go out to shoot long shots. I videoed birds in an estuary, a long shot of an oncoming bicycle from when it was 100 yards away right up to the tripod, and a similar shot of an approaching train. It created a great effect because the subject grows huge in the frame. It definitely requires a tripod though, and as others have mentioned, you will only get a clean shot from about half zoom to maximum zoom because the inside of the barrel becomes visible. I expected that and I wouldn't use this lens without zooming anyway. Overall, this lens met my expectations and it fits my needs for making those special long shots. Just a final thought. It could use a hood or some kind of lens protection.

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4.0

Fine for now

By Boyet

from CA

Comments about Canon TL-H58 Tele Converter Lens (1.5x):

Still needs more time to assess. But for now it works fine but I got to be careful zooming out to avoid the vignetting during recording.

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5.0

Excellent

By Bernard

from Switzerland

About Me Nature Film Maker

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Improves Performance
  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Shooting Outdoors

    Comments about Canon TL-H58 Tele Converter Lens (1.5x):

    Does exactly what it is made for : extend the telephoto range of 58 mm optics in Canon camcorders. The image is sharper than with other Tele Converters I have tried, the chromatic aberrations are very low and it is short, therefore easy to handle.
    As a Tele Converter, don't try to use it with the camcorder set to Wide Angle (this might be obvious !).

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    5.0

    wonderful lens

    By hobbyist

    from california

    About Me Video Hobbyist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Interface With Camcorder
    • Improves Performance
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies
      • Shooting Outdoors
      • Travel

      Comments about Canon TL-H58 Tele Converter Lens (1.5x):

      I use this for wildlife video and it is a wonderful lens. It is easy to put on, and at 1.5 magnification gets the wildlife much closer and very clear. I'm very happy with this lens for my Canon HF G30 camcorder.

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      5.0

      Bringing It Closer

      By SeaGal

      from Port Townsend, WA

      About Me Aspiring Film Maker

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Interface With Camcorder
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Shooting Outdoors
        • Travel

        Comments about Canon TL-H58 Tele Converter Lens (1.5x):

        I had been wanting to increase the telephoto on my XF100 for sometime. I finally ordered this lense and am very pleased with the results that I have been getting from the lense. Everything I have shot both in low light and high light has come out perfect.
        Having read some of the other reviews everyone seems to talk about the vignette that the lense has if you zoom-out. But I actually have found that I like this aspect and can create a focal vignette just by pulling the zoom out.
        The lense is strictly to be used by someone who wants to seek out the long distance shot and bring it in close. So it does the job very well.

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        5.0

        Good Choice

        By Las Vegas Jake

        from Nevada

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Interface With Camcorder
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Shooting Indoors
          • Shooting Outdoors
          • Travel

          Comments about Canon TL-H58 Tele Converter Lens (1.5x):

          I was able to use the tele converter lens within a day of receiving it. The lens has met my expectations as I hoped.

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          3.0

          Focus Lens

          By JDuck

          from Detroit, MI

          About Me Technically Challenged

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies

            Comments about Canon TL-H58 Tele Converter Lens (1.5x):

            This lens only deepens the focal length. It will not let you zoom further. I was a bit confused about this before I purchased it.

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            1.0

            Not for the XF 105 or XF 100

            By Geoffrey W

            from Fairfield, CT

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • No Performance Improvement

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon TL-H58 Tele Converter Lens (1.5x):

                This is NOT an acceptable lens for the Canon XF line. It barrels up to a zoom of 76%

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                5.0

                Works well

                By Tyler

                from Louisiana

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Interface With Camcorder
                • Have To Carry It With You
                • Improves Performance
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Shooting Outdoors

                Comments about Canon TL-H58 Tele Converter Lens (1.5x):

                Bought the lens adapter to record a presentation where I knew I would be far away from the speaker. The adapter worked great for bringing me in close to the presenter and it worked very well in the florescent lighting as well.

                Well worth the money I think.

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                4.0

                The lens is exactly what it says it is.

                By AV Guy

                from Seward, NE

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Video

                  Comments about Canon TL-H58 Tele Converter Lens (1.5x):

                  The lens performed as expected. You will not be able to use it for wide shots as the video will have a barrel effect. Works good for those shots when the optical zoom of my Vixa G10 was just not enough. I tried digital zoom without the lens and it was image was obviously blurry.

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                  3.0

                  good for special long shots

                  By Gary

                  from Santa Barbara, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Interchangeable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Video
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Canon TL-H58 Tele Converter Lens (1.5x):

                    The first thing I did when I got my new lens is put on my Canon XF100 and go out to shoot long shots. I videoed birds in an estuary, a long shot of an oncoming bicycle from when it was 100 yards away right up to the tripod, and a similar shot of an approaching train. It created a great effect because the subject grows huge in the frame. It definitely requires a tripod though, and as others have mentioned, you will only get a clean shot from about half zoom to maximum zoom because the inside of the barrel becomes visible. I expected that and I wouldn't use this lens without zooming anyway. Overall, this lens met my expectations and it fits my needs for making those special long shots. Just a final thought. It could use a hood or some kind of lens protection.

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                    1.0

                    Don't bother

                    By Douglas

                    from Houston Texas

                    Verified Buyer

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                          Comments about Canon TL-H58 Tele Converter Lens (1.5x):

                          Extremely dissapointing. The fact that you see the barrel of the extenderuntil you are about halfway through your zoom is a serious drawback.

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                          5.0

                          A great lens extension

                          By Smitty

                          from Grayslake, Illinois

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Shooting Outdoors

                            Comments about Canon TL-H58 Tele Converter Lens (1.5x):

                            I am using this with my CANON Vixia G-10 video camera. It is better than I hoped, I thought the magnification would be okay but it is better than that. The image is sharp. I would recommend this to anyone. Can't wait to get to the Rockies and wildlife.

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                            3.0

                            Not what I needed.

                            By Jeffo

                            from Canton CT

                            About Me Film Professional

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                            Pros

                            • Compact Design

                            Cons

                            • Poor Interface Camcorder

                            Best Uses

                            • Close Up Filming

                            Comments about Canon TL-H58 Tele Converter Lens (1.5x):

                            I was hoping to use this to video from a long distance.
                            Good clarity.
                            When zooming out I could not stop with out the lens gaving me a circular met on the edges.

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                            4.0

                            Works like I heard

                            By RonCz

                            from North Royalton, Ohio

                            About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                            Cons

                            • No Wide Angle

                            Best Uses

                            • Shooting Behind A Crowd

                            Comments about Canon TL-H58 Tele Converter Lens (1.5x):

                            I felt I recieved enough zoom from all the way out to about half way in without vignetting. Will work well in wedding with the bailout camera.

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                            2.0

                            Had to return

                            By Scott

                            from Arizona

                            About Me Film Professional

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Circular Vignetting
                              • Removes Useful Zoom Range

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Canon TL-H58 Tele Converter Lens (1.5x):

                                While there might be some situations where this teleconverter could be useful, I had to return it. The circular vignetting is found throughout too much of the zoom range. I tried this with a Canon XA10 and I was not impressed. Quality of construction seemed fine. It's just not a device I'd be able to use except for very specific situations. Using it would be kind of like using a prime lens (non zoom) and having to move your tripod back and forth in order to fill your frame. In my world, I don't have time for that.

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                                5.0

                                Excellent Tele Converter for Canon HFG10

                                By Dougout78

                                from Indianapolis, IN

                                About Me Aspiring Film Maker, semi-pro, Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact Design
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Improves Picture Quality
                                • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                                Cons

                                • Heavy
                                • Limited Zoom Range
                                • Separate Filters

                                Best Uses

                                • Long Distances
                                • Shooting Indoors
                                • Shooting Outdoors
                                • Upgrade

                                Comments about Canon TL-H58 Tele Converter Lens (1.5x):

                                Very easy to use. It srews on over the Lens of the camera. In the camera menu system you set the adaptor lens type to Tele Converter.

                                I used it to shoot over and from behind a large crowd area, and in a theater hall. The picture quality while using this is excellent. Nothing matches a Canon product quite like another Canon product.

                                I couldn't figure out if there's a way to lock the zoom range in the camera so that when you zoom out you don't accidentally see the edges of the converter though... if that's even possible.

                                Also, it requires it's own size filters.

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                                1.0

                                No good, useless for 105 or 100

                                By kinziodian

                                from Vermont

                                Pros

                                • None

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Canon TL-H58 Tele Converter Lens (1.5x):

                                    This not made for the 100 or 105-it's a joke.
                                    Vignetting is more than 50% of the lens.

                                    Better off using internal 1.5 tele.

                                    Do not buy this lens for 100 or 105.

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                                    4.0

                                    Great!

                                    By Kenny

                                    from Houston

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Canon TL-H58 Tele Converter Lens (1.5x):

                                          This lens is as clear as you would expect from Cannon. Very nice. The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is there is no hood for it and a 2x would be better. Maybe it's 1.5 because the optics are better. It also as expected vignettes when you pull out enough. Great if you are always more than half way zoomed in like sports or stage. It is Cannon clear. I would prefer this over the aftermarket 2x. I use it on a Cannon XF100. The XF100 is a very nice camera but only has a 10x zoom and the dig zoom is not an option for me.

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                                          1.0

                                          Not Worth it.

                                          By Erick

                                          from Bellville, OH

                                          About Me Tech Savvy

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                            • Poor Interface Camcorder

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Canon TL-H58 Tele Converter Lens (1.5x):

                                              Purchased a Cannon xf105 camera. Great camera but lens only having 10x was useless. This camera is for our church and with the length of the church a 20x lens is important. Can't believe a camera in this price range didn't offer a 20x lens. BH Photo recommended this cannon screw on lens to make the camera close to 20x with a 1.7x lens. Zoom in is fine but when you zoom out to get wider shot you get this telescope tunnel effect. This is really bad. If you mistakenly zoom out to far your shot is ruined. Don't Buy This Lens Or the camera if you need a 20x lens.

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                                              3.0

                                              Tunnel Vision with HF G10

                                              By Chris the Engineer

                                              from Half Moon Bay, CA

                                              Pros

                                              • Quality Construction

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Canon TL-H58 Tele Converter Lens (1.5x):

                                                  I bought this for my new Vixia HF G10 thinking that it would act like a nice telephoto. The problem is that this lens does not seem to be matched to the HF G10's standard lens and so produced an effect like tunnel vision or very bad vignetting. Only when the zoom is about 10 times does the image begin to fill the frame.

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