3rd Party TC with 'L' lens


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Belleforte

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Hi all,

Can anyone tell me if a 3rd-party TC like the Kenko PRO-300 be mounted on a Canon 'L' Lens? I understand that the Canon TCs can only be used on a 'L' lens. Does it apply the other way round?

Thks!;)
 

dEthANGeL

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No issues. I'm using a 1.4x Teleplus (Kenko Pro equivalent) and it works fine with a 70-200 IS ..
 

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I use Tamron SP 1.4x on my EOS 200 2.8L (my only L lens) without any issues.. It works like a magic on my non-L canon and 3P lenses..
 

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Basically all TC will work as long as the manufacturer specifies that it is compatible. But anything goes wrong with the L lens and the cause of it is the TC. Canon will not honour the warranty. That happened to me. I used the tamron on and it didn't fit that well so I used a bit of strength and there was a crack on my L lens. Brought it back to canon. Must pay to get it fixed. Just thought that you might want to know.
 

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Most would shun the 1.4x Extender due to costs and the fact that it will work ONLY AND ONLY WITH certain models of L lenses. Others might end up damaging the TC as the front element protrudes out quite a far bit.

Optically wise, both are pretty much the same except for the weather sealing in the MKII model.
 

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