Teleconverters used on larger super zoom Nikon lenses?

9 years 6 months ago #158608 by I shoot RAW
I'm getting either a 300mm or 400mm lens this year for holiday gift to self. What I'd like to know is if a 1.4x or 2x teleconverter can be used with either of these lenses?

Would anyone happen to know if you can bring a camera and this size lens into normal seating at football game?

Wasn't me :)
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9 years 6 months ago #158744 by Joves
First yes you can use both TCs with either of those lenses. The 1.4x being the better choice, due to less image degradation. Though I have read on other forums the new model 2x is really good. You will need to also have a monopod at the least to support either of those lenses, so as far as getting it into general seating I couldnt tell you. You should call the area management to see if they will allow you to have that setup or not. Some venues do not allow it except for P&S cameras or those that you can hand hold.


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9 years 6 months ago - 9 years 6 months ago #158746 by Screamin Scott
Here's link to Nikon's compatibility chart for their lens/tc combos...As Joves has said, different venues have different rules...Call ahead & save yourself possible hassles

www.nikonusa.com/en_INC/IMG/Assets/Commo...n_US_Comp_chart.html

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9 years 6 months ago #158919 by 520snic
As it was said, you can, but I never understand why someone would want too. I know you can reach further, but heck I be happy being able to afford that nice big lens.


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9 years 6 months ago #159020 by RogerS
They will work, but if I recall, the 1.4X is going to cost you 2 or 3 stops in light availabiility.


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9 years 5 months ago #167479 by NikonBob
Just an indication of the quality of the new teleconverter ... A photographer friend was told by a professional photographer that the new 2x teleconverter with the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VRII lens gives a sharper picture than the AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f/4.6ED VRII alone.


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9 years 5 months ago #167692 by Stealthy Ninja
I'd go for the x1.7 over the x2 myself.

Sharper and close enough to x2

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9 years 5 months ago #167693 by Stealthy Ninja

RogerS wrote: They will work, but if I recall, the 1.4X is going to cost you 2 or 3 stops in light availabiility.


x1.4 = 1 stop
x1.7 = 1.5 stops
x2 = 2 stops
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