With a range of lenses, it can be difficult to choose what’s right for your kit. But one thing that is sometimes overlooked are the Sony teleconverters. Sony teleconverters are specialized accessories designed to extend the focal length of a lens, allowing photographers to get closer to their subject without physically moving closer. These teleconverters increase the magnification of the lens by a factor of either 1.4x or 2x. This can be particularly useful in wildlife, sports and other photography situations where it's difficult or impossible to get close to the subject. Take a look at how these Sony shooters put the teleconverters through its paces and hear their thoughts in the YouTube videos below! For more valuable Sony content, be sure to subscribe to the Alpha Universe YouTube Channel.
Teleconverters can be particularly useful in wildlife, sports and other photography situations where it's difficult or impossible to get close to the subject. See how these photographers use them to get the shot.
Bernard Lau is a Singaporean videographer currently based in Sydney. His YouTube channel has content about the great outdoors, travel, camera gear, and the projects that he’s working on. Lau is fun to watch as he is deeply passionate about his subjects. Lau primarily shoots with the Sony Alpha 7S III as well as the Sony Alpha 7R III and Sony Alpha 7 III. In the video below Lau reviews the Sony 2x Teleconverter after using it heavily for a month.
Franciscus Scheelings is a specialist wildlife veterinarian with an ecology-based PhD. He is also a hobbyist wildlife photographer who shares his work and knowledge on YouTube. In the video below, he pairs the Sony Alpha 1 with the Sony 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G and the Sony 1.4x Teleconverter to photograph birds. His conclusion: “In the past I haven't been super impressed with teleconverters but with this combination I was pleasantly surprised with the autofocus performance and the image quality.”
Kyle Pugliese is a content creator who specializes in adventure, camera techniques, and tech reviews. With 10K subscribers, Pugliese is a trusted source for all things gear related. He shoots with an impressive Sony kit, made up of the Sony Alpha 7S III, Sony Alpha 1, Sony 24mm f/1.4 G Master, Sony 50mm f/1.2 G Master, Sony 12-24mm f/2.8 G Master, Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master, Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master, and the Sony 24-105mm f/4 G. In the video below, he pairs the Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G Master II with the Sony 2x Teleconverter and says that, “I genuinely would recommend this lens to anyone needing a telephoto on the Sony system.”
Tim is the voice behind Alpha Shooters, a community which focuses purely on everything Sony Alpha related. The YouTube channel shares simple "how to" guides to help you get the most out of your Sony Alpha cameras, as well as lens and camera comparison videos, reviews and lots of sample photos. Tim knows the gear inside and out and is a reliable source to learn. In the video below, Tim compares the autofocus performance between the Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G Master II lens with the Sony 2x Teleconverter and the Sony 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G Master lens using the Sony Alpha 7 IV.
Don Mammoser is a professional wildlife, nature, and travel photographer. His videos are a mix of how-to, teaching of photography techniques, and showcasing wonderful places or good photography equipment which he believes in. He also tests out new (and some older tried and true) gear and makes all sorts of recommendations for getting better photos. He puts the Sony 1.4x Teleconverter to the test in the video below, pairing it with the Sony Alpha 9 II as well as the Sony Alpha 6600, check out the full video to hear his thoughts!