Olympus EC14 1.4x Teleconverter Lens

Last updated (22 July’10):
– Review by Biofos

The Olympus EC14 1.4x Teleconverter Lens features 1.4x at focal length and lens construction at 6 Elements in 5 Groups. The Olympus EC14 1.4x Teleconverter Lens weighs 6 ounces and it measures 2.7 inches in diameter and 0.9 inches long .

Olympus EC14 1.4x Teleconverter Lens
Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Olympus EC14 1.4x Teleconverter Lens Reviews

Biofos reviews the Olympus EC14 1.4x Teleconverter Lens and writes;
“I genuinely thought any tele-converter would bring with it an inevitable loss of resolution. This is clearly not the case. Well done Olympus. For anyone like me who tends to use the telephoto end more than wide-angle, an EC14 is an excellent way of increasing your lens armoury at a ‘reasonable’ cost.”
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User Opinions

Olympus EC14 1.4x Teleconverter Lens User Reviews

A well designed teleconverter that could go on the Hubble,it is that slick | Rating: ★★★★★
“It adds some closeup capability by keeping the close focus distance of the prime and upping the magnification factor. For portrait use too,it keeps a bright finder image and gives the DOF of an equivalent 70mm lens (blurs backgrounds more, a problem with a true 50mm for some). I can see no barrel distortion w/ the prime lens.” – by Gerald Siegel

Great enhancement | Rating: ★★★★★
“Works great— I use the EC14 1.4x Teleconverter Lens with my 18-180 mm zoom and it hooks up in a snap for great close up shots–well worth the money” – by William D. Walling

Do the numbers first then buy it | Rating: ★★★★★
“A flimsy tripod will show in your 1:1 pixel reviews of your shots. Finally, the 1.2 x magnifier for the eyepiece seems to work really well with this in your optics line to aid in focusing with the extra 1 stop you can not take out of your lens.” – by HMMWV

Better than expected | Rating: ★★★★★
“Teleconverters I have purchased in the past (much cheaper) degraded the image to the point they were almost useless. I expected some image degradation and was surprised that the image was everybit as sharp as those taken by my 50-200 lens by itself. Well worth the price.” – by Charles Hussey

Olympus EC14 1.4x excellent. | Rating: ★★★★★
“This product is extremely well made and very easy to use. There is no reduction in picture quality when used with the olympus zoom or tele lenses. Amazing quality. Worth the price.” – by Rag’s

A worthy addition to your lens collection | Rating: ★★★★☆
“This thing is really compact. I have a hard time imaging anyone not have enough space for it. The camera automically calculates the change in focal length. All the EXIF information is correct. A 50 – 200 becomes a 71 – 283. It is way cheaper than a 90-250mm. Even with the converter in place, the camera, converter, and lens feel like one solid unit.” – by J. Mohler

Exelent Olympus | Rating: ★★★★★
“I use the teleconverter with a E-410 and work incredible, My tendency in to use less weight in camera’s as the e-410 and the EC14 is the perfect companion Olympus 50mm f/2.0 Telephoto Macro ED Lens for E1, E300 & E500 Digital SLR CamerasOlympus 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens for E1, E300 & E500 Cameras” – by Gustavo Guinand

EC14 1.4x Teleconverter | Rating: ★★★★★
“The converter has done everything it is suppose to do. On the 40-150mm lens it can make a substancial difference in field of view. Which is important with nature and portrait work.” – by Stanley Andrews

EC14 1.4x teleconverter | Rating: ★★★★★
“I am using this with my Olympus 510 and so far have been very happy with it. I have used this on both kit lenses with great sucess on both telephoto shots as well as macro shots. All pictures come out very clear. “ – by A. Barth

Works great with the 70-300mm lens | Rating: ★★★★★
“I attached it to the E-520 and the 70-300 mm (it couldn’t be easier and more fool-proof) and set out to test it. The results were beyond my expectations. I got sharp, bright, close photos of birds and anything else at which I pointed my camera, the lens behaved exactly as it usually does, focus was as good as it is without the teleconverter and f/8.0 was just fine for the light conditions.” – by ubat

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Olympus EC14 1.4x Teleconverter Lens User Manual

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Features & Specifications

Olympus EC14 1.4x Teleconverter Lens Specifications

When you need more telephoto zoom in a smaller package, the EC14 1.4x teleconverter lens is an ideal choice. With only one stop of light loss, the 1.4x converter provides a fast super-telephoto experience whether you’re taking sports shots or nature photography. With the Olympus EC14, you can turn your Zuiko digital 300mm f/2.8 lens into a 420mm f/4.0 lens (with a 35mm equivalent of 840mm at f/4.0)–a must for capturing the action on the field at a mega stadium. Overall, the EC14 is compatible with the Zuiko digital 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5, 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5, 300mm f/2.8, and 50mm f/2.0 (f/2.8 and up) lenses. Fully multi-coated to retain the high lens performance you expect from Olympus, this inexpensive lens still delivers professional-level results.

* Focal length: 1.4x
* Lens construction: 6 elements in 5 groups
* Dimensions: 2.7 inches in diameter and 0.9 inches long
* Weight: 6 ounces

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