The Tamron 1.4x Teleconverter and Birds in Flight




The Tamron 1.4x Teleconverter and birds in flight.
I typically am a fan of using a teleconverter when shooting static images of birds when they are perched. When you attempt to shoot moving birds the speed of focus and ability to stay locked on is critical. A 1.4x TC (teleconverter) will cost you one stop of light, meaning you lose one stop or half the light. A 2x will cost you 2 stops. Often when you start losing light, it makes it tough for the lens to do it’s job. Not so with the new Tamron 1.4x TC. I haven’t used the Tamron 2x TC so I can’t speak to any experience with it, but I have heard it works equally as well. I found that the Tamron 1.4x TC locked on, stayed locked on and allowed me to capture long sequences of shots with great success. That is the advantage when a TC is designed specifically for a lens, it works like it is designed to work! It is good to know I have another tool in the bag to help make my photography more successful.
All images part of a sequence. Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens with Tamron 1.4x TC on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f11, ISO 400, shutter speed 1/640th of a second, effective focal length 1275mm, handheld utilizing Mode 2 of the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens for panning, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMasters

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