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#1 Garrethe

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 05:06 AM

I was in the process of adding a Kenko 1.4 to my setup. I have a Nikon d7000 and using a Nikon 60mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Micro-Nikkor Lens. I have had 1 person tell me the Kenko can not be used with this lens and 1 person tell me it can. Looking for some guidance before I move ahead. BTW the person who told me it couldn't said the Kenko works well with the old style 60mm lens just not with the new 60 mm lens. Thanks

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 10:27 AM

Can't answer your question but I have a 2.0 kento I could try for you.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 11:26 AM

I dont have the 1.4x, but can tell you that a kenko pro 2x on the 60mm AFS doesnt work for autofocus capability- it does manually focus and that is what I do with it whenever I use it.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 01:42 PM

I was in the process of adding a Kenko 1.4 to my setup. I have a Nikon d7000 and using a Nikon 60mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Micro-Nikkor Lens. I have had 1 person tell me the Kenko can not be used with this lens and 1 person tell me it can. Looking for some guidance before I move ahead. BTW the person who told me it couldn't said the Kenko works well with the old style 60mm lens just not with the new 60 mm lens. Thanks

The Nikkor 60 mm AF-D does work with the older 1.4 PRO. There is a WP thread on this.
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 03:25 PM

That is correct: both kenkos 1.4x and 2.0x work with the older 60mm AF-D but not with the new 60mm AF-S (they do not autofocus).
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 12:00 AM

Am I correct in thinking that if you add an extension tube they will autofocus with the new 60mm AF-S?
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 03:52 AM

Am I correct in thinking that if you add an extension tube they will autofocus with the new 60mm AF-S?


With the Canon lens yes.

I have used the Kenko 1.4X TC on a D90 with the 60mm AF-S and it really struggles to reliably AF. Not impossible
to use on static subjects but far from desirable. Just a stop gap for me really. Pygmy Squid taken with said combo.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 08:18 AM

With the Canon lens yes.

I have used the Kenko 1.4X TC on a D90 with the 60mm AF-S and it really struggles to reliably AF. Not impossible
to use on static subjects but far from desirable. Just a stop gap for me really. Pygmy Squid taken with said combo.

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Great shot Jim! :)

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 02:24 AM

Great shot Jim! :)


Cheers Gavin, it was a devil to get a focus lock on it but made the dive for me.

I certainly wouldn't recommend using the 1.4x Kenko TC on the Nikon 60mm AFS but it can
work albeit in a unreliable manner. It was a matter of using single servo then doing a rock
and release method.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 12:40 PM

Hello this is my first posting and I am trying to combine my Tokina 10-17 with a Kenko 1.4 teleconverter as well. I will put it into a seperate topic so not to intrude on this one
thanks
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