What is a teleconverter?

How to use a teleconverter: step 1

What is a teleconverter? A teleconverter is an add-on optic that sits between the camera body and a compatible lens. Popular options include 1.4x, 1.7x and 2.0x, which reduce the maximum available aperture by one, 1.5 and two stops respectively. Click to read our short guide on how to use a teleconverter with your camera and tripod.

Kenko Teleplus PRO 300 3x DG Teleconverter review

If you’re looking to extend the maximum focal range of your lenses but don’t have the money to spend on a specialist telephoto, a teleconverter is a great alternative.