COSMOS AUTO TELEPLUS 2x

Made in Japan. This teleconverter fits on NIKON F cameras. It is a MF thing, however it has automatic aperture control as stated in its name “AUTO”. It increases focal length by the factor of 2. It came with a very elegant zipping pocket. It has a metal prong that joins lens aperture setting to the converter and then to camera if fitted with apropriate mechanics.

I can mount my AI/S lenses but cannot mount my NIKKOR 50/2 due to excessive length of mounting bracket on the lens which goes to far into converter. Lens at 150mm with this converted will be 300mm. 210mm lens will go at 420mm. Amount of light is lessend by the factor of 2, same as focal length but to the opposite side. In case one have f/3.5 on the lens, now it will be f/7 at least. I think that there might be even less light available.

Regarding build quality. It is quite decent. Glass and metal. Regarding optical quality, it is above my expectations. I though that it gonna be somehow bad or really bad as it was inexpensive purchase. However it very good or good light it is usable. In low light better keep at home.

Above you can find two examples at 200% magnification. First one was taken with Nikon 150mm, now at 300mm, aperture f/3.5, now at f/7. Second one was taken with Vivitar 210mm, now at 420mm, aperture f/4.5, now at f/9. You can clearly see differences in picture clarity in terms of contrast and detail levels. I think that even having 120mm less, Nikon 70-150mm Series E f/3.5 performs better than Vivitar.

At higher magnification it looks like above. Same level of details. This show superiority of Nikon over Vivitar in that case. It simply has better resolution.

2 Replies to “COSMOS AUTO TELEPLUS 2x”

  1. Intersting…. I just came across one of these attached on an older Vivitar 90-230 f/4.5. Curious to see how well it works. Thanks for the write up.

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