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

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    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.
     
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  3. monokakata macrumors 68000

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    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

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    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
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    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
     

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  6. avro707 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    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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