Pentax HD Pentax 1.4x Teleconverter


Offertonhatter

Link Posted 05/02/2014 - 23:09
Saw it Smeggy. I am a happy bunny that it has appeared. I will be getting one.......
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Steep

Link Posted 05/02/2014 - 23:33
Pre order at B&H for $600.

cabstar

Link Posted 05/02/2014 - 23:41
If there is a firmware update for this and it has chop inside surely all the other sdm 1.4x teleconveeters will work better and properly???
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jules

Link Posted 06/02/2014 - 05:51
Hens do have teeth!
379, about right...?
It's about what I reckoned anyway...
Will order one as soon as it's available.
Cheers Jules...

My viewfinder is 576,000,000 pixels.

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Last Edited by jules on 06/02/2014 - 05:58

jules

Link Posted 06/02/2014 - 06:26
At least they got the dollar to pound ratio realistic for once...
Cheers Jules...

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Blythman

Link Posted 06/02/2014 - 07:01
Good news. Pity they aren't doing a firmware upgrade for my K-x
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jules

Link Posted 06/02/2014 - 08:43
Blythman wrote:
Good news. Pity they aren't doing a firmware upgrade for my K-x

Got to be a cut off somewhere I guess Alan.
Pity KX was great...
Cheers Jules...

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RalphHardwick

Link Posted 06/02/2014 - 12:41
Just placed my pre-order with SRS

I can see this being and almost permanent fixture on my 60-250
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dcweather

Link Posted 08/02/2014 - 01:56
For what it's worth it's about 28g (also 28%) heavier than my Kenko 1.5x PZAF so whether that equates to better glass or heavier plastic or not I don't know! Or how much better the HD makes it. One of the things I'm looking forward to is the comparison against the existing options though.
Last Edited by dcweather on 08/02/2014 - 01:57

Algernon

Link Posted 08/02/2014 - 09:58
The Kenko 1.5x is about the worst performer of the 1.4/1.5 TC's.
If it's lighter it probably has less glass. It might even be
3 elements.

The Kenko 1.4x DG MC is about as good as you can get at present.

Although it probably won't work with SDM it would be interesting
to hear what the Kenko-Teleplus-DG-1-4X-MC-Teleconverter stocked
by SRS at 109 performs like. DG means optimised for APS-C and
it's also MC.

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cedricd

Link Posted 08/02/2014 - 18:54
So there I was collecting a K3 and an 18-270 from SRS today when the very subject of the 1.4 came up for discussion. Sounds like it`s not going to disapoint with IQ especially with the DA*300 plus also the Sigma 150-500 and lots of glass in between. Thanks Chris and team.
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Mike-P

Link Posted 08/02/2014 - 19:34
cedricd wrote:
Sounds like it`s not going to disappoint with IQ especially with the DA*300 plus also the Sigma 150-500 and lots of glass in between. Thanks Chris and team.

That's what I'm waiting to hear, if it will work with HSM as well as SDM.

Seems it might.
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col55555ine

Link Posted 08/02/2014 - 21:22
Had no problems with my Kenko 1.5SHQ to date...
Algernon wrote:
The Kenko 1.5x is about the worst performer of the 1.4/1.5 TC's.
If it's lighter it probably has less glass. It might even be
3 elements.

The Kenko 1.4x DG MC is about as good as you can get at present.

Although it probably won't work with SDM it would be interesting
to hear what the Kenko-Teleplus-DG-1-4X-MC-Teleconverter stocked
by SRS at 109 performs like. DG means optimised for APS-C and
it's also MC.

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dcweather

Link Posted 08/02/2014 - 22:29
Mine has very good IQ with the DA* 300 and autofocuses, albeit slowly and with hunting, with Sigma 150-500, DA 55-300, DFA 100mm Macro and Tamron 18-250 even at f6.3 full zoom. So I am pleased if it's likely to be better.

Dave_Evanson

Link Posted 09/02/2014 - 20:33
RalphHardwick wrote:
Just placed my pre-order with SRS

I can see this being and almost permanent fixture on my 60-250

Also pre-ordered at SRS I expect it will be spending most of its time on my DA* 300mm.
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