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Panasonic DMW-TC20 2x Teleconverter

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Panasonic DMW-TC20 2x Teleconverter
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 2x Magnification Factor
  • Communication Between Lens & Camera
  • Maintains Metering, Autofocus, and OIS
Make the most of your Panasonic telephoto lenses by using this DMW-TC20 2x Teleconverter to magnify the image and extend your reach by 2x. Designed for select Panasonic Micro Four Thirds lenses, such as the Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 POWER O.I.S., this teleconverter features complete communication between the lens and camera, retaining critical metering, autofocus, and image stabilization functions. Additionally, it is splash, dust, and freezeproof to match high-end telephoto lenses and camera bodies to ensure optimal performance in less-than-ideal weather conditions.
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Panasonic DMW-TC20 2x Teleconverter Overview

Make the most of your Panasonic telephoto lenses by using this DMW-TC20 2x Teleconverter to magnify the image and extend your reach by 2x. Designed for select Panasonic Micro Four Thirds lenses, such as the Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 POWER O.I.S., this teleconverter features complete communication between the lens and camera, retaining critical metering, autofocus, and image stabilization functions. Additionally, it is splash, dust, and freezeproof to match high-end telephoto lenses and camera bodies to ensure optimal performance in less-than-ideal weather conditions.

Compatible Lenses

  • Panasonic Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 POWER O.I.S.
  • Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. POWER O.I.S.
  • And select other lenses
UPC: 885170328754

Panasonic DMW-TC20 2x Teleconverter Specs

MountMicro Four Thirds
Magnification2x
Light Loss2 Stop
Diameter2.28" / 58 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.45 x 4.05 x 3.25"

Panasonic DMW-TC20 2x Teleconverter Reviews

Works with more than just the 200mm!

By Jonathan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-12

I'm not sure why Panasonic lists the 200mm lens as the only one compatible. The PL 50-200 f/2.8-4 lens works perfectly with this teleconverter. I purchased the two together and am very happy with the combination. When you put this 2x teleconverter between your lens and camera you immediately lose two stops of light. So, in my case, I get a 100-400 f/5.6-8. That's a bit slower than the dedicated PL 100-400 f/4-6.3. However, I didn't want to buy the 50-200 alone and still be wishing I had the reach out to 400mm, only to have to turn around and buy the 100-400 anyway. All lens functionality works, and the metadata is accurately portrayed (pictures show 400mm when taken at maximum focal length, etc). The biggest downsides are: loss of 2 stops of light, softer image quality when compared to the lens alone and price. The first two are expected with any teleconverter. The third... well, keep your eyes open for deals and bundles. Overall, I'm happy I got it. It's allowed me to get up close and personal with some of the small birds that regularly call my yard their home.

Fits Olympus 300mm f/4

By Dwight
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-03-19

It does fit the Olympus 300mm. The auto focus and exposure are working properly. I have not critically evaluated the picture quality, but have high hopes because lens and teleconverter seem to work quite well together. Olympus and Panasonic continue making compatible products that work well together.

Partial compatible with Olympus

By Dwight
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-01-31

I had previously said it works with Olympus. It does, but the image stabilization does not recognize the teleconverter. The 300 mm lens gets IS for 300 rather than 600 mm. It still works well, but you do need a higher shutter speed.

Teleconverter

By Mary Jo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-06-23

I finally received the lens and was able to use the teleconverter. All that it said it was and more!

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Asked by: Anonymous
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Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Does B&H have updated (as of Jan 2019) info on ...

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Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-12-18

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Is this Teleconverter works with the macro 60mm Olympus?
Asked by: decia b.
It is not compatible. The protruding element of the converter does not fit the Oly 60mm body.
Answered by: Erwin B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

will this work with the Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3?
Asked by: Julio V.
No the Panasonic DMW-TC20 2x Teleconverter will not work with the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 lens. The only lens listed in our Product Highlights, Compatible Lens list, and Panasonic's website is the Panasonic Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 POWER O.I.S. lens. The 100-400mm f4-6.3 is too dark of an aperture for use with a 2x teleconverter and would not allow the camera, and its focusing system, to see enough to focus and function properly.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2021-06-28

Will this work with the Olympus 12-100mm f/4 IS ...

Will this work with the Olympus 12-100mm f/4 IS ED PRO?
Asked by: Narek
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Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2021-04-30

question

Is there any chance that this could work on the Olympus 300mm?
Asked by: Dwight J.
I had previously said it works with Olympus. It does, but the image stabilization does not recognize the teleconference. The 300 mm lens gets IS for 300 rather than 600 mm. It still works well, but you do need a higher shutter speed.
Answered by: Dwight
Date published: 2019-01-31

OK, I need to check the obvious.... will this ...

OK, I need to check the obvious.... will this work on a GH5s using Panasonics own kit lenses including the 35-100?
Asked by: Matthew
No, it is not compatible with the 35-100mm.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-04-30

question

Ive read that the tele-converter is not compatible with standard MFT lenses because of the protruding element of the converter. My question is will it work if you attach an automatic extension tube between the converter and the lens to allow for the protruding element?
Asked by: Jonathan
It has a little metal bar on the lens mount. This prevents it from being mounted on any lens that doesn't have a corresponding hole. I have considered removing the bar with a Dremmel tool.
Answered by: Dwight J.
Date published: 2019-05-23
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