Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 3.0x DG Teleconverter for Canon EOS

Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 3.0x DG Teleconverter for Canon EOS

Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 3.0x DG Teleconverter for Canon EOS

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  • Canon EOS Camera Lens Mount
  • 3.0x Magnification
  • Minimum Focus Same As Prime Lens
  • For Manual Focusing Only
  • Depth-of-Field - 1/3 of Prime Lens
  • Digital Multi Coating
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Kenko PRO3003XDGC Overview

  • 1Description

For those times that you need extreme reach of a distant subject, Kenko offers the Teleplus Pro 300 3x DG teleconverter, designed to give optimal results with fixed focal length lenses of 100mm or more.

Corner resolution is stellar and deterioration of light is kept to the absolute minimum. Due to the 3 stop light loss inherent in a 3x converter, Kenko PRO 300 3.0X has no AF capability. The lens must be focused manually.

Teleplus converters have genuine Gate Array IC (Integrated Circuitry). It means that the converter's unique circuitry maintains signal integrity between the camera body and lens. These converters are designed to electronically operate the same way an original manufacturer's converter would provided there is enough light available.

Note: Canon EF-S lenses are not compatible. Kenko does not recommend these converters for lenses that have a zoom range that starts under 50mm.

DG Upgrade
This DG teleconverter has upgraded "Gate-Array IC" circuitry to work better with digital SLR's and some of the digital SLR lenses*. This means that the converter's unique circuitry maintains signal integrity between the camera body and lens.
Multicoated
The Teleplus PRO 300 converter is made with high quality multicoated optical glass supplied by Hoya, the world's largest manufacturer of optical glass. All elements are multicoated on each surface.
In the Box
Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 3.0x DG Teleconverter for Canon EOS
  • Front & Rear Caps
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Kenko PRO3003XDGC Specs

    Magnification 3x
    Lens Elements/Groups 7/4
    Length 2.6" (67mm)
    Diameter 2.7" (68mm)
    Weight 7 oz (200 g)

    Kenko PRO3003XDGC Reviews

    Teleplus Pro 300 3.0x DG Teleconverter for Canon EOS is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works Really Well - If Used Properly I used this between 5DII and 70-300L IS. So do I get a 900mm f/16 lens? Yes! And it works really well. Things to keep in mind is, if you stop down say, 2 stops to get the max performance, you are working at f/32. Focusing by LiveView is consistently reliable. I used a second tripod just to support the front of the zoom lens. By using a mirror pre-release, I got some quite decent results. Once the vibration issue is solved, the other major issue would be air turbulence. I can see image going in and out of focus on LiveView screen. But, that is not the fault of this converter. I am not saying this is as good as a 900mm prime lens. But if used properly (and deliberately), it produces some amazing results.
    Date published: 2011-02-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kenko 3X Pro teleconverter It has been really doing what I was expecting (deffinetly for the price) except one thing. The AF didn't work on my Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS lens. (I tried all possible AF settings with both Canon350D, 30D, and Canon 5D) According with Kenko's specifications AF can be achieved with this tele-converter as long as the lens is f2.8 or faster.Also I have to lower my rating because the housing is made of plastic (but as I said it's very inexpensive)
    Date published: 2007-04-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inexpensive way to triple focal length Used with my CANON EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro for shooting birds around feeders in back yard. Allows me to place the camera far enough away so the birds (finches, hummingbirds) won't spook yet still fill the frame and get reasonable depth of field. (I light the scene with several speedlites.) Overall picture quality is very good. Be aware that you'll lose three stops with this teleconverter and a commensurate narrowing of depth of field. Also, autofocus will cut off since the widest aperture I can achieve with this combination is f/8 (a Canon limitation). In my opinion a reasonable trade-off to get an effective 300mm lens at 10% the cost of third party glass, much less a Canon lens.
    Date published: 2010-12-12
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Does the job While this 3X does the job of increasing the telephoto distance, it does NOT usually auto-focus automatically (even though it TRIES). In all types of light (bright/low) I must MANUALLY focus. Understand that due to the added glass, you WILL lose significant F-stop so this seems best suited for BRIGHT light situations. I have also noticed a small amount of color abberations, especially in bright light. Good for intermittent use when you really need to pull something in....but dont expect sharp and crisp.
    Date published: 2010-11-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Magnification For me, given its threefold magnification capabilities, this is quite a rare teleconverter. It performs to what the specifications say, and is amazingly lightweight and easy to carry around. I've tried it on lenses such as my Canon 75-300mm and my Tamron 18-270mm, and it works well on both.
    Date published: 2010-07-28
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not so hot... Well, as others have noted, the teleconverter really does NOT work with autofocus. It will cause the lens to hunt around a great deal trying to focus but it eventually gives up. I then tried manual focus and found that the quality of the image was not very good. Zooming in on fine detail of the image shot through the 3x teleconverter showed very little additional detail than just shooting without it and zooming in.I'll be ... in favor of the actual Canon unit albeit at 2x instead of 3x. Too bad, as it would have been perfect if it really worked.
    Date published: 2010-10-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nothing quite like it! If you understand that this is for MANUAL focus, have a sharp lens, and take some time to learn this one, you will be pleased. I'm currently using this with some older Canon film cameras, and lenses (Sigma) that are not chipped for digital use. What a suprise... it's a keeper for me.
    Date published: 2011-03-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from The description is misleading The ad description claims autofocus is supported for f/2.8 lenses or faster. The Canon autofocus is supported for f/5.6 lenses or faster. This ad should state that autofocus is supported for f/2.0 lenses or faster.
    Date published: 2010-11-01
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