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CanonTL-H58 Tele-Converter Lens (1.5x)
 
3.6

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Interfaces well with camcorder (11)
  • Well built / quality (10)
  • Improves performance (7)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Shooting outdoors (13)
  • Travel (6)
  • Shooting indoors (5)
  • Home movies (3)
  • Upgrade (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (8), Aspiring film maker (6), Film professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25)

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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5.0

Great value

By Douglas

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

This lens has helped me on so many occasions wh d n gathering news.

 
4.0

Delivers as Expected

By Brian

from Undisclosed

Site Member

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

I record large gatherings outdoors using a Canon XF100, shooting over crowds from a distance. For this, I'm usually at maximum zoom, so the vignetting that other reviews note at half zoom isn't a factor, and the 1.5x magnification improves the shot significantly. Clean images, well worth the money.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

A great diappointment

By Hanoch

from Israel

Verified Buyer

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

I have only recently used the tele-converter with my new XA30. To my surprise I found out that the converter can be used only at about a 1/4 of the zoom range - towards the larger focal length. In the lower range the image appears in a small circle as the lens does not cover the whole sensor. All that was not mentioned in the specification. If I could I would have returned it a very bad lens.

 
4.0

A little expensive

By Scottallgoodksa

from Chelsea Michigan

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

Other than the fact it's expensive I got a great video with this lens of a bird feeding it's babies, great little video!

 
5.0

Exceeded expectations!

By Camper 399

from Ok

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Easily Interchangeable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Wildlife Photos

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

    Performance of this lens exceeded my expectations, wish I had bought it years ago. I can actually bring into focus small birds. The only downside is that there are no threads to put a protective cover over the lens or to put on a lens hood.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Excellent solution for long distance

    By ASLIS Burke

    from Minneapolis MN

    About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Black Circle Edge Zoom

    Best Uses

    • Shooting Indoors
    • Shooting Outdoors
    • Travel
    • Upgrade

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

    We have been using Canon Vixian G20 as our camera for streaming video. We found stage little too far for camera and this was excellent additional tele lenses to achieve extra 20-30 feet of distance.

    Overall, very simple lenses accessories that was a must for our event. It can be used for track n field event or sport events that needed the distance. It will work well.

    If you zoom out, you WILL see black circle edge as if you are looking in tunnel. That only apply if you fully zoom out.

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    • No
     
    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.

     
    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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      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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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        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Bringing It Closer

        By SeaGal

        from Port Townsend, WA

        About Me Aspiring Film Maker

        Verified Buyer

        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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          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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%

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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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                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Don't bother

                      By Douglas

                      from Houston Texas

                      Verified Buyer

                      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.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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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                        • No

                        (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Not what I needed.

                        By Jeffo

                        from Canton CT

                        About Me Film Professional

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                        Verified Buyer

                        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.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        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.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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