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CanonExtender EF 1.4X III
 
4.7

(based on 279 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (214)

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    (56)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (177)
  • Easily interchangeable (165)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (156)
  • Lightweight (143)
  • Consistent output (131)

Cons

  • Poor in low light (19)
  • Slow focus (9)
  • Blurry focus (4)
  • Heavy (4)
  • Price (4)

Best Uses

  • Wildlife photos (219)
  • Sports/action (147)
  • Landscape/scenery (88)
  • Weddings (22)
  • Macro photography (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (118), Semi-pro photographer (89), Pro photographer (47), Casual photographer (7), Photography student (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (245), Yes (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice and sharp !!

Work very well with my 70-200 f4 L and my 7D with a magnification of 1.6 to 280 mm
I lose nothing in image quality as it can be perceptible. At 5.6...Read complete review

Work very well with my 70-200 f4 L and my 7D with a magnification of 1.6 to 280 mm
I lose nothing in image quality as it can be perceptible. At 5.6 and a focal that it is even sharper. Uses for birds and photography fox and I am extremely satisfied.
But only compatible with the Series L, not all lens.
Also very useful when traveling.
Even though it is a bit expensive but it is very good quality. You pay for what you have!
A must to have!!
4 Start because it's not compatible with all lenses
You won't regret.

Look the picture at 280 mm, F8, 1/500 iso 200
No modification could be at 5.6 too,and it's not my best one!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not What I Needed

I wanted to extend the range of my Canon 100-400mm lens. The extender did that well. However, on this lens the extender disables the autofocus making it very difficult to focus on...Read complete review

I wanted to extend the range of my Canon 100-400mm lens. The extender did that well. However, on this lens the extender disables the autofocus making it very difficult to focus on moving objects. Even when photographing still objects, it is difficult. In addition, the extender reduces the clarity of the photographs. I could get a few decent pictures, but tack sharp never happened. If someone has a smaller lens, this might be a great product, but for me it just didn't work out. I returned the item.

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5.0

Worth every penny

By JP

from mid south USA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Nice Bokeh
  • Rugged
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Sports/Action

Comments about Canon Extender EF 1.4X III:

I use the extender on a Canon 100-400 lens. My only comments are why did I wait so long to purchase this; and why did I stick with my other extender for so long when the quality just wasn't consistent. The only problem I have is that because of the extra 8 ounces, I can no longer hand hold even in bright light.

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5.0

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

By egg master

from New york Knew York

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Canon Extender EF 1.4X III:

    My recent purchase of a Canon 7D Mark II ~APS-C (1.6x Crop Factor)and Canon 400mm f/5.6 L lens
    I bought this to pair with the Canon 400mm f/5.6 L lens and it is terrific and that gets me out to 896mm with my APS-C (1.6x Crop Factor)sensor.
    The extender still makes for a comfortable hand carry package

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    4.0

    Great product, but a little expensive

    By Bigdad

    from Dallas TX

    Comments about Canon Extender EF 1.4X III:

    This things is great for that little extra zoom.

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    5.0

    Great accessory!

    By Sandy

    from Seminole, FL

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Canon Extender EF 1.4X III:

      I was quite disappointed that I could not use one of these with my Canon 70D with my Canon 100-400mm L lens, however all of that changed with my recent purchase of a Canon 7D Mark II which in fact will allow AF with that lens. I have been getting tack sharp results at 400mm with the Canon lens and although I have seen reports of diminished sharpness with extenders, that is simply not the case with this extender. I was very pleased after my first day in the field to discover that shots taken at 560mm were tack sharp and I was able to quickly lock on to moving targets such as birds in flight. I this extender as a must have in everyone's bag! In addition, I hand carry my rig with just a wrist strap (Black Rapid) for security and the addition of the extender still makes for a comfortable hand carry package that gets me out to 560 mm with my APS-C sensor.

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      4.0

      Better than version II

      By ChrisL

      from New York, NY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Price

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Sports/Action
      • Video

      Comments about Canon Extender EF 1.4X III:

      I purchased the Extender EF 1.4X III to replaced version II. The sharpness is overall improved with excellent contrast and color. The only draw back is the steep price. I own two of these now so I don't have to keep swapping between the 70-200mm IS f/2.8L II and the 300mm f/2.8L II when I'm on assignment. I would have giving this product 5 stars if it is $ cheaper.

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      5.0

      Great item

      By Phil

      from NC

      Comments about Canon Extender EF 1.4X III:

      I bought this to pair with the 300mm f/4 L and it is terrific.

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      5.0

      I LIKE IT!

      By Ross

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Canon Extender EF 1.4X III:

        i have a 2X extender and found a good reason to have a 1.4 extender. I use these extenders for wildlife photos.

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        5.0

        No reason not to have one of these.

        By John

        from Wayne County, PA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easily Interchangeable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Canon Extender EF 1.4X III:

          I use this extender frequently with my prime telephoto lenses. Produces excellent images.

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          5.0

          Good Product

          By Jun

          from Olathe, KS

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Canon Extender EF 1.4X III:

            I works very well on my 600mm f/4 IS II

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            5.0

            Does exactly what it is suppose to do.

            By Steve

            from Tulalip, WA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Pricey

            Best Uses

            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Canon Extender EF 1.4X III:

            Auto focus with 100-400 4.5-5.6L & 5D MK III works fine after firmware update.

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            5.0

            Excellent Product

            By AussieMom

            from Prescott, AZ

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Canon Extender EF 1.4X III:

              I use this extender with my 70-200mm lens. It is a great addition to my gear bag, particularly when I have to be selective on which lens I am carrying because of weight. I have not noticed any softening of the image quality when I use this product.

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              5.0

              perfect match

              By Chris

              from Redondo Beach, CA

              About Me Pro Photographer

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Canon Extender EF 1.4X III:

                The 1.4x III is what I was looking for to give my a bit more flexibility to use with my 70-200 2.8 IS lens, esp when i travel an want/need to keep my bags light leaving the big lenses behind..

                Great piece which complements what I have for a fair price..

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                5.0

                Crisp Images and Flexibility

                By Rob the Hiker

                from Annapolis, MD

                Comments about Canon Extender EF 1.4X III:

                I had initially tried a 2x II EF Extender a couple years ago and returned it because the images were soft. After researching the 1.4x extender, I determined it should be better than the 2.0x. I haven't been disappointed. I use it primarily on my Canon 100-400mm telephoto and find it improves my reach dramatically. A little image degradation is evident, but images are very good quality. The extender does not engage autofocus on my telephoto, but I generally manually focus anyway. In the end, I have to do less cropping, and cropping degrades image quality more than the extender, so for me, it is a good purchase and an economical one at that. I know from my research it will function even better on prime long lenses, and I intend to add one to my arsenal in the future. I also believe it works better on my full frame Canon EOS-6D than on my crop sensor Canon, though neither produce unacceptable images with the extender. If asked I would endorse the extender to any of my Canon friends.

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                5.0

                The Canon 1.4 extender is a must have !

                By Jack from NJ

                from Southern NJ USA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • No Negatives

                Best Uses

                • Macro Photography
                • Sports/Action
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Canon Extender EF 1.4X III:

                I use this on my 500 and 300 with great success on frame filling wildlife photos !

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                5.0

                Works great with the Canon 70 to 200 F4

                By Keith

                from Eugene OR

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Canon Extender EF 1.4X III:

                  it's an excellent way to increase the focal length of the selected Canon lenses.
                  The image quality is excellent with my 70 to 200 F for lens. I highly recommend in as an alternative to a second lens.

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                  5.0

                  Canon EF Extender 1.4X III

                  By DavidCP

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight
                  • No Image Quality Loss
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Limited use
                  • Loss Of One Stop

                  Best Uses

                  • Longer Telephoto

                  Comments about Canon Extender EF 1.4X III:

                  Extenders have always been questionable to me. When you have a high quality, expensive lens, you don't want image quality degraded in order to increase focal length. The only compromise I can see when using the Canon 1.4X III extender is that you lose an F stop. But I don't see any loss of image quality when using the 1.4 with a Canon EF 135 F2 lens.

                  It is unfortunate that it is not designed for the Canon EF 70 - 300mm zoom but it can be made to work at the longer focal lengths though I don't really recommend it.

                  The extender is a lightweight addition to a camera bag – much lighter than having a longer lens to haul around. So if you need a longer focal length for occasional use and want to save on weight and on cash, this is an excellent solution.

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                  5.0

                  Inexpensive Way to Get a Longer Lens

                  By Mike

                  from Bedford, MA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports/Action

                    Comments about Canon Extender EF 1.4X III:

                    I used the extender to shoot softball with my 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II zoom on my 5D3. The extender worked flawlessly: the 5D3 focused just as accurately as without the extender & exposure was set accurately. It fit the lens & camera perfectly just as you'd expect for a Canon product. The effective 280mm maximum focal length worked fine for shooting action in the infield, but wasn't long enough for the outfield. There was no degradation in focus accuracy or speed that I could determine. All in all the extender met all my expectations & I'm happy I bought it.

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                    5.0

                    The best of the best

                    By Action Jackson

                    from Tennessee

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Canon Extender EF 1.4X III:

                      It simply snaps on between your lens and your camera.
                      I use this 1.4 on a 5D + 70-200 setup. I shoot from about 8 to 35 yards from my subjects. The 35 yard shot was not selling too well because it was just out of range of interest. By range if interest I mean the subjects could just barely tell it was themselves. So I needed to reel them in another 15 feet or so. This extender did just that and at no visible loss of quality to the naked eye which means none on the printed photo. Keep in mind the 1.4 will raise your F-stop depending on your setup. With my 4.0 70-200 it increases to 5.6. Not much of an issue if your shooting outside. You could also get by with it inside as long as your camera is capable of high ISO without lots of grain (noise). I am still referring to my own setup.
                      Bottom line, if you need to reel something in that's just barely out of range, this is the piece for the job. Thanks and enjoy shooting.

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                      5.0

                      Canon 1.4x iii Teleconverter

                      By Argus

                      from Boston, MA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Canon Extender EF 1.4X III:

                        I use this with my 70-200 2.8 IS ii and 7D. I have been very pleased with this combination. It helps me out with some extra reach for photographing waterfowl and small-medium size approachable birds. Autofocus is quick and the resulting images are very sharp.

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                        5.0

                        Should give me more reach

                        By Tom

                        from Wisconsin

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Canon Extender EF 1.4X III:

                          I haven't had much opportunity to use the item yet, but fully expect it to work with a 100-400 Canon zoom lens I will be receiving in a couple days. I've always had good service ordering from B&H.

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