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03-29-2009, 07:14 PM   #1
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Looking to purchase a tele converter

Hi, I am new to this forum

I am using a K10D, and am looking in to buying a TC, I would appreciate some guidance and incite. I have searched high and low for what qualities I should be looking for in a TC. It seems to me that there is a very narrow selection of TC's made for Pentax with AF and the ones currently available are either non compatible with most lenses and or a lower quality to which used to be available. For the most part the TC's that seem to be better quality which I've found were the SMC Pentax-F 1.7x AF Adapter (which is pricey)and the Tamron 1.4X PZ AF MC4 (is non-existent). These two models are hard to find. I am not sure about any of the 2X models available, from what I've read the higher the magnification the poorer image quality. so that has strayed me from looking any further into those particular models. I would appreciate a little feedback to point me in the right direction (brand, magnification, quality, etc.)


03-29-2009, 07:52 PM   #2
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The Kenko 1.5 TC is pretty good, pretty cheap, and should be easy to find new. Supports AF, although some versions don't work with SDM.
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apparently pentax is working on a model that supports the new SDM motors... might want to wait for it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WerTicus Quote
apparently pentax is working on a model that supports the new SDM motors... might want to wait for it.
And wait, and wait, and wait.......

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Kenko Pz-AF 1.5x TELEPLUS SHQ is quite good. It auto-focuses and SDM works on the DA*200mm and 300mm

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03-30-2009, 11:16 AM   #6
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Kenko Pz-AF 1.5X Teleplus SHQ Teleconverter

Does anyone know of a good place to buy one of these
Kenko Pz-AF 1.5X Teleplus SHQ Teleconverter.
To ship to Canada

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