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.

2x teleconverter front element.
2x teleconverter rear element.
The protrusion means you can only use the teleconverter with select FE lenses.

Lens Compatability

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:

The cases for the 1.4x and 2x teleconverters are identical, so I added some cord to differentiate them.
Both Sony teleconverters are very small.

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