Teleconverters, or extenders as they are sometimes known, are a vital part of my wildlife photography workflow as I have explained before. Although I used Canon ones for many years, my switch to Sony meant that I also had to buy new teleconverters. While I use a 1.4x teleconverter far more often than I use a 2x, I was very curious about the performance of this accessory. I had read some good things, and even at the $550 price point I was willing to take a gamble and give it a try. A full review will come, but for now I thought I would post some hands-on photos so you can get a sense of its size and design.
If you aren’t sure about whether or not you should buy a teleconverter, or how best to use the one you already have, make sure you read my guide: The Ultimate Guide to Teleconverters.
Due to the protruding part of the teleconverter, this is an accessory that can only be used on certain lenses that do not have a rear lens element too close to the lens mount. At the time of writing, the list of compatible lenses is as follows: