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01-17-2010, 03:53 PM   #1
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I just discovered that my Kenko 1.4x T.C, won't auto focus (electronics I presume) with my DA Star lenses. However, it will auto focus with my Sigma and Tamron lenses. Does anyone know if Pentax is currently selling a T.C. in the USA market? Does anyone know if a third party T.C. being sold in the USA market that will permit auto fucus of the DA Star series of Pentax lenses?

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Pentax doesn't have an SDM-capable TC available as yet and there's no word yet that one will become available.

Which DA* lenses do you use?
Tamron's 1.4x AF TC has varying success with DA* lenses, and best with the 200 and 300.
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Hmm, my Kenko 1.5x TC works fine with my DA* 60-250. Haven't tried with the 16-50 (since it doesn't really make sense for me to :-)
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The kenko 1.5x tc with SHQ on it will work with SDM as well as the one with DG in gold letters. The one that just has MC4 will not.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RawheaD Quote
Hmm, my Kenko 1.5x TC works fine with my DA* 60-250. Haven't tried with the 16-50 (since it doesn't really make sense for me to :-)
Same here. The DA* 16-50mm f2.8 has some difficulty focusing in low light, strangly enough my 60-250mm f4 works better...
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