Teleconverter Compatibility

NEW TC-1401 1.4x TELECONVERTER/ TC-2001 2.0x TELECONVERTER

Dedicated Lenses
Current Line 
FOR SIGMA FOR NIKON FOR CANON
TC-1401 TC-2001   TC-1401 TC-2001   TC-1401 TC-2001  
120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports AF*1 AF*1 AF*2 AF*2 AF*3 AF*3
150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports AF*4 MF MF*4 MF AF*4 MF
150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary AF*4 MF AF*4 MF AF*4 MF

Usable Lenses and Combinations

SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 and TC-2001 are dedicated to Tele Converter lenses, which should be used with only listed lenses.
The converter cannot be attached to the camera and lens whose mount is different.
Do not use the SIGMA TELE CONVERTER on top of another SIGMA TELE CONVERTER, or any other kinds of converters.

Attaching the APO Tele Converter to the Lens

First, attach the APO Tele Converter EX to the master lens. Then, attach the lens and the Tele Converter to the camera body. If you attach the Tele Converter to the camera body first it may cause a malfunction.

Exposure

Using the APO Tele Converter EX decreases the effective aperture by one F-stop (with 1.4x Tele Converter) or by two F-stops (with 2x Tele Converter).Regardless of exposure mode, correct exposure can be obtained.
If using a lens which has dot in the list, the camera's display will indicate the converted exposure information.

Focusing

On the lists, the lenses marked "AF" will retain auto focus operation when used with a Tele Converter. The lenses marked "MF can only be used for manual focus.
Some lenses will be operated AF even mentioned "MF", however, be aware that these lenses cannot focus precisely by auto focusing. Therefore, please use such lenses in MF mode when teleconverter is attached.

*1 It becomes compatible with the new tele converters once the lens firmware is updated to Ver. 1.01 or later.
*2 It becomes compatible with the new tele converters once the lens firmware is updated to Ver. 1.02 or later.
*3 It becomes compatible with the new tele converters once the lens firmware is updated to Ver. 1.03 or later.
*4 When SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 is attached to cameras that are compatible with AF at F8, it is possible to shoot with AF. In cases where contrast or brightness level of the shooting object is low, it may not focus properly.


 

APO 1.4x EX DG TELECONVERTER/ APO 2.0x EX DG TELECONVERTER

Dedicated Lenses
Current Line 
FOR SIGMA FOR SONY 
SERIAL NO.
LOWER THAN 
5000001
FOR SONY 
SERIAL NO.
HIGHER THAN 
5000001
FOR NIKON FOR PENTAX FOR CANON
1.4X 2X   1.4X 2X   1.4X 2X   1.4X 2X   1.4X 2X 1.4X 2X  
                                     
                                     
APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM MF MF MF MF   MF MF   MF MF - -   MF MF
APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM AF AF MF MF   AF AF AF AF - -   AF AF
APO 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM /
APO 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM
MF MF MF MF   MF MF MF MF - -   MF MF
APO 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM /
APO 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG HSM
MF MF MF MF   MF MF MF MF - -   MF MF
APO 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM MF MF - -   - -   MF MF - -   MF MF
MACRO 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM AF*3 MF - -   - -   AF*3 MF - -   AF*3 MF
APO MACRO 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM AF*4 MF - -   - -   AF*4 MF - -   AF*4 MF
APO MACRO 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM AF*6 MF    MF MF    AF*6  MF    AF*6  MF    -   AF*6  MF   
APO 300mm F2.8 EX DG / HSM AF AF AF AF   MF MF   AF AF AF AF   AF AF
APO 500mm F4.5 EX DG / HSM MF MF MF MF   MF MF   MF MF MF MF   MF MF
APO 800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM MF MF MF MF   MF MF   MF MF MF MF   MF MF

 

Dedicated Lenses
Discontinued Lenses 
FOR SIGMA FOR SONY 
SERIAL NO.
LOWER THAN 
5000001
FOR SONY 
SERIAL NO.
HIGHER THAN 
5000001
FOR NIKON FOR PENTAX FOR CANON
1.4X 2X   1.4X 2X   1.4X 2X   1.4X 2X   1.4X 2X   1.4X 2X  
APO 800mm F5.6 EX DG / HSM MF MF MF MF   MF MF   MF MF MF MF   MF MF
APO 50-150mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM AF AF MF MF   AF AF AF AF - -   AF AF
APO 50-150mm F2.8 II EX DC HSM AF AF - -   - -   AF AF - -   AF AF
APO 50-150mm F2.8 EX DC HSM AF AF - -   - -   AF AF - -   AF AF
APO 50-500mm F4-6.3 EX DG / HSM MF*1 MF*1 MF*1 MF*1   MF*1 MF*1   MF*1 MF*1 MF MF   MF*1 MF*1
APO 50-500mm F4-6.3 EX RF / HSM MF*1 MF*1 MF*1 MF*1   MF*1 MF*1   MF*1 MF*1 MF*1 MF*1   MF*1 MF*1
APO 70-200mm F2.8 II EX DG MACRO HSM AF AF MF MF   AF AF   AF AF - -   AF AF
APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG MACRO HSM AF AF - -   - -   AF AF - -   AF AF
APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG / HSM AF AF AF AF   MF MF   AF AF AF AF   AF AF
APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX / HSM AF AF AF AF   MF MF   AF AF AF AF   AF AF
APO 70-210mm F2.8 MF MF   AF AF   MF MF   MF MF   - -   MF MF  
APO 80-400mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG OS MF MF - -   - -   MF MF - -   MF MF
APO 80-400mm F4.5-5.6 EX OS MF MF - -   - -   MF MF - -   MF MF
APO 100-300mm F4 EX DG / HSM AF MF AF MF   MF MF   AF MF AF MF   AF MF
APO 100-300mm F4 EX IF / HSM AF MF AF MF   MF MF   AF MF AF MF   AF MF
APO 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM AF AF - -   - -   AF AF - -   AF AF
APO 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG HSM AF AF - -   - -   AF AF - -   AF AF
APO 120-300mm F2.8 EX IF HSM AF AF - -   - -   AF AF - -   AF AF
APO 300-800mm F5.6 EX IF HSM MF MF - -   - -   MF MF - -   MF MF
                                     
APO MACRO 150mm F2.8 EX DG HSM AF*2 MF - -   - -   AF*2 MF - -   AF*2 MF
APO MACRO 180mm F3.5 EX DG / HSM AF*5 MF MF MF   MF MF   AF*5 MF MF MF   AF*5 MF
APO MACRO 180mm F3.5 EX IF / HSM AF*5 MF MF MF   MF MF   AF*5 MF MF MF   AF*5 MF
APO TELE MACRO 300mm F4 HSM MF MF   - -   - -   - -   - -   MF MF  
APO TELE MACRO 300mm F4 MF MF   AF MF   MF MF   MF MF   MF MF   MF MF  
APO TELE MACRO 400mm F5.6 HSM MF MF   - -   - -   - -   - -   MF MF  
APO TELE MACRO 400mm F5.6 MF MF   MF MF   MF MF   MF MF   MF MF   MF MF  
APO 300mm F2.8 EX / HSM AF AF AF AF   MF MF   AF AF AF AF   AF AF
APO 300mm F2.8 MF MF   AF AF   MF MF   MF MF   - -   MF MF  
APO 500mm F4.5 EX / HSM MF MF MF MF   MF MF   MF MF MF MF   MF MF
APO 500mm F4.5 MF MF   MF MF   MF MF   MF MF   - -   MF MF  
APO 800mm F5.6 EX / HSM MF MF MF MF   MF MF   MF MF MF MF   MF MF
APO 800mm F5.6 MF MF   MF MF   MF MF   MF MF   - -   MF MF  
APO 1000mm F8 MF MF   MF MF   MF MF   MF MF   - -   MF MF  

Teleconverter Compatibility chart

  • Sigma APO Tele Converter 1.4x and 2x are dedicated to Tele Converter lenses, which should be used with only listed lenses.
  • AF function of Pentax mounts cannot be used with SFX/SF7 cameras.
  • Do not use the APO Tele Converter EX on top of another APO Tele Converter, or any other kinds of converters.

ATTACHING THE TELECONVERTER TO THE LENS

  • First, attach the APO Tele Converter EX to the master lens. Then, attach the lens and the Tele Converter to the camera body. If you attach the Tele Converter to the camera body first it may cause a malfunction.
  • For Sony mount, when attaching the APO TELE CONVERTER with a serial number lower than 5000001 to the camera body, it will prevent the AF mechanism from working.

Exposure

  • Using the APO Tele Converter EX decreases the effective aperture by one F-stop (with 1.4x Tele Converter) or by two F-stops (with 2x Tele Converter). Regardless of exposure mode, correct exposure can be obtained.
  • If using a lens with a in the list, the camera's display will indicate the converted exposure information. If using a lens which does not have  in the list while using a hand-held exposure meter, you should increase the exposure reading by 1-stop for the APO 1.4x Tele Converter EX or by 2-stops for the APO 2x Tele Converter EX.

Focusing

  • The lenses marked "AF" will retain auto focus operation when used with a Tele Converter.
  • The lenses marked "MF can only be used for manual focus.
  • In some cases, autofocus may work for some SONY AF, NIKON and PENTAX lenses noted as "MF". Please be aware that precise focusing is not possible, so please use manual focusing when using a teleconverter with the lens.  
  • *1 With 1.4x APO Tele Converter, AF can operate between infinity and 1.2m. If the subject is closer than 1.2m, only MF is available.
  • *2 With 1.4x APO Tele Converter, AF can operate between infinity and 0.52m. If the subject is closer than 0.52m, only MF is available.
  • *3 With 1.4x APO Tele Converter, AF can operate between infinity and 0.45m. If the subject is closer than 0.45m, only MF is available.
  • *4 With 1.4x APO Tele Converter, AF can operate between infinity and 0.53m. If the subject is closer than 0.53m, only MF is available.
  • *5 When the Tele Converter is attached, the zoom range will be restricted to between 100mm to 500mm
  • *6 With 1.4x APO Tele Converter, AF can operate between infinity and 0.67m. If the subject is closer than 0.67m, only MF is available.