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Kenko 2x Teleplus PRO 300 DGX Teleconverter Canon EOS EF

by KENKO
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
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  • 7 element design
  • Optimized for use with long telephoto lenses
  • Gate Array IC (Integrated Circuitry) maintains communication between the camera body and lens
  • Made with Hoya precision multicoated optical glass

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Kenko 2x Teleplus PRO 300 DGX Teleconverter Canon EOS EF + Kenko Teleplus DG AF Extension Tube 36+20+12 for Canon EOS
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 cm ; 5 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
  • Item model number: K2.0PRO300DGX-C
  • ASIN: B002BIBDUU
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 29 May 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Placed between the camera body and lens, a teleconverter contains a set of optics that will effectively increase the focal length of any lens with which it is used. KENKO Teleplus Pro 300 converters are made with precision quality multicoated optical glass supplied by Hoya Corporation, the worlds largest manufacturer of optical glass. These glass elements are designed to match the optical quality of the prime and telephoto zoom lenses (even at the edges). The optical design of the elements and light path is wide enough not to cause vignetting. The PRO 300 family are designed to work best with telephoto zoom lenses of 100mm and above. The PRO 300 can be used with telephoto zoom lenses as well as prime lenses, however Kenko does not recommend them for zoom lenses that have a range starting at under 50mm. Full AF operation with the PRO 300 2.0x is possible when using camera lenses with a maximum aperture of F2.8 or brighter. Please be aware that AF will work properly only if there is enough light and contrast on the subject to activate the camera’s AF sensors. (Manual focusing is required when using lenses with smaller maximum f-stop value than those given above.)


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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent piece of kit 20 April 2011
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Excellent service with very quick delivery.

I've tried this on Canon's 100 macro, 70-200, 100-400 and 24-105 and it works with all of them, perhaps most surprisingly with the 24-105 bearing in mind that it is designed for use with lenses over 100mm. Yes it can sometimes hunt a bit if trying to use AF on some subjects, but fine once switched to manual.

A great piece of kit to carry in the bag all the time, it takes up so little space, ready for use with any of the above should that extra 'reach' be needed.

Highly recommended and a much cheaper way to get a long lens than spending hundreds - I certainly wouldn't be thinking of buying a 800mm lens with its near 5 figure price tag, although I am sure the quality of the images using such a beast would be better. The quality may be reduced a little, but for most users this is not going to be an issue.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kenko 2x TeleConverter 14 Jan 2013
By Martin
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This is a fantastic piece of kit and is never off my 75-300mm Canon EF lens. You have to accpet that here will be a loss of light and although some say that the AF no longer works once the Converter is fitted I have not found this to be the case. Yes, the AF can take a couple of attempts to 'lock-on' but it cdertainly works, then again, taking pictures of the moon (which is the main reason I brought this) I usually focus manually anyhoo!

A great addition to my collectionn of lenses and certainly easier to afford than an equally performing lens on its own.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent alternative to the Canon Product 4 Feb 2013
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Does the job very well at a quarter of the Canon price. Its well made and very robust construction as well.
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45 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There's good news and bad news.... 5 May 2011
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I bought one of these recently and it arrived quite quickly, nicely packed and when I opened it I found a very nice piece of kit. I got my latest camera out (Canon EOS 550d) and popped it on. Then I tried my trusty old EF 28-80mm. Absolutly fine. Clear, secure and tidy looking. Job done.
Then I decided to try it with my EFS 55-250mm. Oh no! It doesn't work with EFS lenses!
I thought I'd better point this out in my review because there has to be someone else out there who hasn't considered this eventuality. Or is it just me?
Well, I then thought I'd try one more thing and put some extension tubes on with the lense and it worked fine in macro mode. No electronic lense functions of course, but I took a crystal clear picture of the tip of my pencil showing the imperfections in the graphite core which further demonstrated just how good a gadget this is.
Now I just hope the Amazon dealer is kind enough to take it back........
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceeded expectations 21 April 2013
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Couldn't bring myself to shell out for the Canon 2X converter, and took a chance on the Kenko. It has exceeded my expectations, and is a brilliant bit of kit that has performed superbly from its first outing. I'm using it with a 400mm/5D3 Canon combination (on a decent tripod) and printing severe crops of the resulting files up to A3+... The quality is excellent, obviously not quite 'prime lens alone' standard, but acceptably close... This bargain converter has doubled my focal lengths and possibilities for a very modest outlay, and has to be rated an absolute bargain!
Highly recommended, especially if you find the (excellent) Canon equivalent an investment too far...
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Accept the limitations and enjoy it 5 Aug 2012
By Dave
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I was a little apprehensive about buying this due to mixed reviews, but it is so worth it if only to give you more flexibility. The optical quality is excellent - although inevitably a little 'softer' than a dedicated lens of whatever focal length you're after. I use it on my Canon 100mm f2.8 macro, and the extra reach works wonders on insect etc. shots. The 180mm macro lens is far too expensive. Focusing can be an issue - just take your time and switch to manual and it's fine - particularly with moon shots (Canon 100-300mm non-IS zoom).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant For The Price 5 Jan 2014
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I bought this originally to fit two Canon telephoto lenses 70-200mm and 100-400mm and I have been very pleased with the results. A bonus has been that it also fits my day to day 24mm-70mm and is small enough to fit in a pocket and is useful for those times when you do not have the long lenses to hand. Another unexpected bonus is that it also fits a Sigma 150-500mm thereby doubling the range. So the AF does not function as previously stated but at these long ranges a tripod is a must anyway so is not an issue. As this is half the price of the Canon equivalent which may not fit a Sigma lens, this is an excellent piece of kit to have.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Value for money. 16 Oct 2013
By Jane
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As I get older I got less and less inclined to lug huge expensive lenses about on the off chance I would use them, hence the reason I bought this bit of kit. I now carry a 18-70mm, 70-300mm and this teleconverter and find that this is all I need. It is true to say that you do loose a couple of stops but lets face it your not going to use a 140-600mm lense indoors with studio flash are you?

Autofocus can take some time to work but I switch to manual as often or not. The end product is good not as good as with my Canon 600mm lens but then again that was 100 times the price and I use it once or twice a year if that. I took this away with me for a month and I used it a lot more than I ever would a 600mm lens and with great results.

Does it do the job I bought it for? Yes it does.
Is the quality as good as is required? Yes it is.
Is this value for money? Yes it is.
Is it value for money? Yes it is.
Am I glad i bought it? Yes I am.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars PRODUCT DISCRIPTION
It is not made clear in the product description that this may not fit some lenses. The lens I really wanted it to fit is one such lens
Published 4 days ago by KEVIN GAINFORD
2.0 out of 5 stars Better pictures without it just - Maybe it's just an issue with the EF...
On the plus side, auto focus worked sometimes with an EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM on full zoom on a 60D. Image stabilisation and metering work well. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Mark H
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Works a treat
Published 11 days ago by mikem
5.0 out of 5 stars value
good value piece of kit
Published 26 days ago by D.Hynard
5.0 out of 5 stars A worthy purchase
This took a little while to get used to so be patient and practice. You will loose a little light so pick your moments wisely but worth every penny.
Published 29 days ago by Mark R.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good value product that performs well
Good value product that performs well. In good light the Teleconverter works on autofocus, unlike the 3x Teleconverter. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Alastair McNeill
3.0 out of 5 stars Dw
On my 1000d & 70/300 lens camera can't autofocus as reported by others. Images are sharp with no vignetting When I get the focus right. Read more
Published 3 months ago by dw
2.0 out of 5 stars focus is not good
Kenko 2x Teleplus PRO 300 DGX Teleconverter

Don't bother getting this........I should have sent it back ....... focus is not good at all even on the Canon f2. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Robin Johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars quality for less
performs very well and at a good price. if you have deep pockets buy the canon version. this will not disappoint.
Published 4 months ago by Luap Nonrev
4.0 out of 5 stars Teleplus x a lot!
Very useful addition to my photo kit, with results that I am very pleased with. Easy and light to carry around.
Published 5 months ago by Stuart Hibbard
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