2x teleconverter for T3

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  1. nodlenor

    nodlenor New Member

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    I would like to purchase a 2x teleconverter for my T3 with 18-55 & 55-250 IS & AF EFS lenses. I've located a Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 DGX. Can anyone tell me about this lens? Pros & cons. Will it even work on my camera with these lenses? If not can someone recomend one that will work. I would like to keep the price under or close to $300 if possible. I am not a pro and don't require super great peformance but would like to be able to get fairly good pics.
     
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    KCook Well-Known Member

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    The main "con" is the 4X light loss. Which means at shot will require a shutter speed 4 times longer, or ISO 4 time higher, or some such combination. Google did turn up one review -

    Kenko Teleplus teleconverters 2x and 3x Review

    Kelly Cook
     
  3. Andy Stanton

    Andy Stanton Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Instead of dealing with the light loss issues of a teleconverter, you could buy a dedicated long range lens. You can pick up an Opteka 500mm lens for just over $100. While it's not a great lens it's not bad either and the price is right. However, as with any really long range lens a tripod is necessary to get the sharpest possible images.
     
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