Nikon 2.0x TC with 70-200mm F/2.8 VR II?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by avro707, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. avro707 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2010
    Has anyone tried the latest 2.0x Nikon TC (TC-20E III I think it is) with the 70-200mm F/2.8 VR II Nikon lens?

    I'm tossing up between a 2.0x TC or the new 80-400mm VR lens as method of getting more range for certain types of photos in a package that doesn't cost the earth, and is fairly compact (which is really important).

    I'm interested in sharpness at full zoom and VR performance.
  2. admwright macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2008
  3. monokakata macrumors 68000


    May 8, 2008
    Hilo, Hawai'i
    Yes, I use that combo regularly.

    Certainly you lose sharpness (and 2 stops) but I find it an acceptable tradeoff, especially when I need that 400 mm reach.

    If you want to PM me, I'll link you to some images -- I was just working with that combo this morning.
  4. AgRacer macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2011
    You'll get much better results with the TC2.0 and the 70-200/2.8VR than you will with the 80-400 by itself.
  5. Hey Jude, Sep 6, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2013

    Hey Jude macrumors 6502a

    Hey Jude

    May 9, 2008
    I like it....

    I use my 70-200f2.8 VRII with a 2.0 teleconverter very often, and my images are acceptably sharp for my purposes --- until I can afford a 300 f2.8, or the rumored 300f4 VRII:

    ETA: I am using the new 2.0xiii

    Attached Files:

  6. avro707 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2010
    Thank you all - you've given me a few things to think about. I might try the 2.0x TC. :)

    I may also be able to use it with the 200-400mm F/4.0 as well as long as I stop it down.

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