Philhyde From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 679 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2068 times:
I have a Canon Powershot Pro1, and I'm considering buying either the 1.5x teleconvertor from Canon or a 2x convertor (Sakar) from buydig. Can anyone speak generally as to how well these convertors work? For $150-200, is it worth the purchase?
Fergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2028 times:
I know the experts will give you better advice, but from my research you should stick with a Canon converter for canon lenses. I don't have one yet but I will be getting one in Jan '05.
What lens are you using this with?
The 1.4 converter with a 'L' lens will give you very good results as would a x2 with a 300mm LIS would give you a very high quality 600mm but with MF.
I'm getting a few lenses in Jan but I'm sticking with Canon converters.
Just the advice I got from Colin.
Gmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2160 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2025 times:
Now i used to use the Sony F717 and the converter from Sony was $550CDN and was 1.7x. The quality was exactly the same... now i know people who have tried teleconverter on their PandS camera and they have not worked out that well...
I would suggest trying it out before commiting or ask the sales person if you can return the product if you are not happy. I told my sony guy (a friend... everything in my house is sony) if I loose quality i am bringing the camera and teleconverter back.... well I almost got 1000 photo's on here untill i switched to a DSLR.
Philhyde From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 679 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2017 times:
Since this is a low-volume item, I have been unable to really find a "good deal" on the internet. Also, as such, the one established camera shop near my house did not carry it (perhaps it is new). I think the advice of trying it out has merit and it would take very few shots to prove or dis-prove it's utilitly.