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01-16-2012, 10:23 AM   #1
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Vivitar 1.4 teleconverter

Looking for a used Vivitar 1.4 A/F teleconverter to play with (to save some cash, why else). Anyone bored with theirs yet?

Same as this one which sells new for a little over $90:

Vivitar 1.4x Teleconverter for Pentax VIV14XP B&H Photo Video

Don't care about box/case/some cosmetic flaws. Payment by paypal (US) or paypal/cheque (if in Canada).
I would also consider the Tamron and Kenko 1.4, which is a very similar design.

Shipped to Ottawa, Canada, postal code K2L2J2 via US Postal Service or Canada Post.

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You might want to look at this thread, and my review of the Pro-Optic TC that I guess is identical to this one, except for the branding. Short answer is I find this TC works well with non-SDM DA lenses (no aperture ring) and of course with totally manual lenses, but there are compatibility issues with other lens mounts. Edit: Please see my post below.

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Thanks so much for the pointer! I'm looking to use it with my "dumb" fa*/300 so it looks like the cheapest one out there that may work (I'll have to research that a bit). I believe the -FAs are closer to the -DA-s than plain -A in terms, but I would really appreciate if you were able to try one. I know that the Kenko/Tamron works very well with the -FA series.

Of course, I would still like to find a used one if anyone is reading this.

Cheers.

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I've looked into this some more, and figured out why my A- lens wasn't compatible. I now think most A-series lenses will be compatible, and my guess is that F- and FA-series lenses will be too. Just a few of the extreme telephoto A-lenses, and all the DA*s, won't work with this TC. I've updated my review accordingly; fuller explanation there.

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Great to know. Appreciate your effort!
 

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