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 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 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 specific 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:
- Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 GM
- Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II
- Sony 70-200mm f/4 G
- Sony 100-400mm f/4-5.6 GM
- Sony 200-600mm f/4.5-6.3 G
- Sony 400mm f/2.8 GM
- Sony 600mm f/4 GM
Where to Buy
The Sony 2x Teleconverter is available from the following links.