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Nikon Teleconverters - Which One?


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#1 Don Silcock

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 04:03 AM

I am looking at buying a Nikon teleconverter for use with my 70-200 f/2.8G ED-IF VR but I'm not sure which one to go for - the 1.4x. 1.7x or 2x

Can anybody offer some advice on this?

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#2 Peter Schulz

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 06:24 AM

I use both the 1.4 and the 1.7. Both produce sharp results. However, from what I have read the 2.0 does not produce as good a result. Thus my recommendation, get the 1.7.

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 06:52 AM

[quote name='Peter Schulz' date='Nov 24 2006, 06:24 AM' post='109574']
I use both the 1.4 and the 1.7. Both produce sharp results. However, from what I have read the 2.0 does not produce as good a result. Thus my recommendation, get the 1.7.

I've had excellent results shooting baseball with the 70-200 and the 2x teleconverter. The only drawback is that is costs you 2 f-stops, making the 2.8 lens a 5.6. But that's what iso boost is for.

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 01:39 PM

For this lens it probably won’t be a problem but the Nikon telleconverters are not working with the entire Nikon lens, strange at its sound the Kenko works better with most of the Nikon lens, worst a check before purchase.
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Posted 26 November 2006 - 02:11 PM

For this lens it probably won’t be a problem but the Nikon telleconverters are not working with the entire Nikon lens, strange at its sound the Kenko works better with most of the Nikon lens, worst a check before purchase.


The TCEII series work flawlessly with the 70-200 VR AFS. The Kenkos are better for AF lenses (not AFS).

I like the 2; I think the 1.4 is a bit too mild for a 200mm lens. When I bought the 2, I was expecting to get the 1.7, but so far the images I've gotten with the 2 haven't made me regret buying it or forced me to get a milder TC.
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