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Old 21-11-2007, 15:52   #1 (permalink)
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2 x tele converter for Nikon

Has anyone any experience of a 2x tele converter for a Nikon D200 with a 18-200 DX VR telephoto lens. Are they compatable? Is it appropriate to use one with this set up?
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Old 21-11-2007, 18:32   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2 x tele converter for Nikon

Not used one myself, but you might find the AF will not work or be compromised with the loss of the two stops a 2x converter will give you. I know others have used/got converters, so they will be able to give better advice.
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Old 21-11-2007, 19:16   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 2 x tele converter for Nikon

I had the Kenko 2x Teleplus Pro 300 DG which worked with the Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 lens & 50mm f/1.8 lens, but not with the HSM Sigma lenses I had. Worth checking if compatible with your lens
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Old 21-11-2007, 19:24   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 2 x tele converter for Nikon

Mmmm,following product description does not read well for super wide zooms

Product Description
KENKO Teleplus Pro 300 converters are made with high quality multicoated optical glass supplied by Hoya corporation, the worlds largest manufacturer of optical glass. This glass will match the optical quality of the prime lens (even at the edges, unlike many teleconverters on the market today). The optical design of the elements and light path is wide enough not to cause any vignetting.

They are designed specifically to be use with telephoto lenses of 100mm or above, and work best with telephoto lenses of 200mm to 500mm. The PRO 300's can be used with telephoto zoom lenses as well as prime lenses, but, due to their design, Kenko does not recommend them for lenses that have a zoom range that starts under 50 mm.Kenko PRO 300 converters are intended to be used with expensive telephoto lenses and larger camera bodies. They have all metal lens mounts in both front and rear, as well as a metal core, to support today's heavy professional camera bodies.Kenko PRO 300 AF teleconverter will not auto focus with the following Nikon lenses: Nikon AF-S ED 300mm f/2.8D (IF), Nikon AF-I ED 400mm f/2.8D (IF), Nikon AF-S ED 500mm f/4D (IF), Nikon AF-S ED 600mm f/4D (IF), Nikon AF-S ED 80-200mm f/2.8 (IF), Nikon AF-D ED 200mm f/4. DG Series New DG Series have upgraded "Gated-Array" circuitry to work better with the digital SLR's and some of the the new digital only lenses. They still work the same with film SLR Cameras and lenses as well
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Old 21-11-2007, 19:25   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 2 x tele converter for Nikon

General advice is your lens should be between f/2.8 - f/4 for best results.
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Old 21-11-2007, 20:07   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 2 x tele converter for Nikon

It doesn't work with any Nikon Tcons. It will work with a Kenko 300 series but image quality is going to be pretty awful and it won't autofocus. If you really must a 1.4x would autofocus.
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Old 21-11-2007, 20:58   #7 (permalink)
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Re: 2 x tele converter for Nikon

not looking too good!!!!!!
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Old 29-11-2007, 10:53   #8 (permalink)
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Re: 2 x tele converter for Nikon

The Nikkor Lenses brochure that I have says:
Teleconverters cannot be used with DX Nikkor lenses.

Other information can be found here:

http://www.nikonimaging.com/global/p...lenses_36p.pdf
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Re: 2 x tele converter for Nikon

AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E II

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2X Teleconverter designed for use with AF-S and AF-I Nikkor lenses*

Increases focal length by 100% - 2X

Reduces lens aperture by two f-stops

7 elements in 6 group lens construction assures highest picture quality

Full aperture metering with compatible cameras

Autofocusing possible** when used with D1, D1X, D2X, D2XS, D1H, D100, D200, D80, D70, D70S, D2H, D2HS, D50, D40, D40X, F6, F5, F100, N80, N75 and N65 AF SLR Cameras

Nikon Integrated Coating reduces flare and ghosting







*Compatable with
  • 200mm f/2G ED-IF AF-S VR Nikkor,
  • 300mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Nikkor,
  • 400mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S II Nikkor,
  • 80-200mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S ,
  • 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor,
  • 200-400mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor,
  • 300mm f/4D ED-IF AF-S Nikkor,
  • 500mm f/4D ED-IF AF-S II Nikkor,
  • 600mm f/4D ED-IF AF-S II Nikkor

Autofocus not possible with
  • 200-400mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor,
  • 300mm f/4D ED-IF AF-S Nikkor,
  • 500mm f/4D ED-IF AF-S II Nikkor,
  • 600mm f/4D ED-IF AF-S II Nikkor
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Old 29-11-2007, 16:16   #10 (permalink)
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Re: 2 x tele converter for Nikon

Thanks for all your help & comments - I think I will give it a misss and settle for the lens I already have
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