SEL50 teleconverter

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by alaios, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    Hi
    I was thinking that my SEL50 is the best and fastest prime lens I have. I was wondering if there is a good or very good teleconverter that would allow me to go to 100mm even though I would be losing one or two stops light. That was I would still have autofocus and a reasonably fast tele lens.

    IS there something like that?

    Regards
    Alex
     
  2. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
    SE MI
    I don't know of a TC for this lens. However I am successfully using a Kiron 2x TC with Minolta MD 50/1.7, with good results. No AF but the IQ on Minolta is comparable to Sony, and both the lens and TC sell for relatively cheap.
     
  3. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    You can use the vcl-dh1758 it works on all lenses and you do not lose light and auto focus. I used it for my daughter's basketball games. Check eBay ad it is discontinued

    Sent from my XT1053 using Tapatalk
     
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  4. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    thanks for the answer. Do you have though some shots to share with this teleconverter?

    Regards
    Alex
     
  5. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    I have since sold the converter and the only time I used it on the 50mm was at basketball games. I don't post pictures of other peoples kids without permission, so I can't provide a sample on the 50mm. However, here are some of my threads and pics using it on the SEL55210.

    https://www.talkemount.com/showthread.php?t=6689&highlight=DH1758

    https://www.talkemount.com/showthread.php?t=6252&highlight=DH1758

    13805517694_414c64a1e8_b.jpg Seeing double by WestOkid, on Flickr

    13469354275_f2bbedbaac_b.jpg Sparrow by WestOkid, on Flickr
     
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  6. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    last one is superb... but still I need to know how good this teleconverter would work with my SEL50. I want to do indoor photography so the 55210 will not work..

    Alex
     
  7. dragion

    dragion TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 8, 2014
    Boston, MA
    William
  8. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    indeed but it does not look like that there are any samples :p
     
  9. dragion

    dragion TalkEmount Top Veteran

    801
    May 8, 2014
    Boston, MA
    William
    Sorry, I wasn't very helpful in providing samples of this converter on the SEL50F18.
    I just was looking for availability and price.
     
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