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NEX + LA-EA1 + 2X teleconverter?

Rafael Lopes

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Did anyone ever try this combo?
I've just bought a 70-300mm macro that would become a 210mm-900mm using a 2x teleconverter over the the LA-EA1. One thing is for sure...this would probably be one tough combo to test your manual focusing skills.
 

davect01

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I have a 2x, teleconverter and use it occasionally. I am not sure how it would work with the LA-EA1, so I will speak generally.

When you use a teleconverter you are adding another set of lens into the mix. There are three things to think about.

1- The light coming into the camera drops a bit. Not a lot, but it is noticeable. You will have to compensate when taking your pictures. In good daylight, this is not an issue. In dim light it could be.

2- Make sure the lenses are in good shape. If you get a crappy version, your images will suffer.

3- You are adding more length, two inches or so. To me not a huge issue, you have to decide.

All in all I am glad I have mine. I use it with both my 70-150 and 28mm, but only occasionally.
 

Rafael Lopes

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Thanks, Dave. Those are all valid points.
Like you I think I will be using the teleconverter only on specific situations. It's really not your everyday gadget.
 

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I have a 2X teleconverter that I have used once on my 500mm F8 to take photos of the moon. It does test your manual focusing skills but this is where the NEX's focus peaking really shines. I was using a tripod when I took the pic in gale force winds, I think the image would be sharper if it wasn't so windy and it wasn't shaking the tripod.
 
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