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    geniehawk
    geniehawk  7181 forum posts England
    6 Apr 2008 - 9:01 AM

    Hi All, does any one have any experience of using a Nikon TC-201 converter with a Nikon 80-400 lens. I am thinking of buying one as it's one way of getting a longer lens without spending a fortune! Any info would be helpful.
    Thanks in advance.
    Jeannie.

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    cameracat
    cameracat  108578 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
    6 Apr 2008 - 11:05 AM

    Just check with Nikon that the rear lens element will not make contact with the front lens of the convertor......This can be the case with some lens/convertor combinations....!

    geniehawk
    geniehawk  7181 forum posts England
    6 Apr 2008 - 1:43 PM

    Thanks Vince, I did ask Nikon which converter to use and was told this one, but to be aware it might cause vignetting(sp). I was wondering if any one had any knowledge of this.

    Jeannie.

    cambirder
    cambirder  107202 forum posts England
    6 Apr 2008 - 2:07 PM

    Personally I would not waste any money on buying a converter for a f5.6 zoom lens. You are going to lose AF and quality is likely to be no better and maybe worse that taking a digital crop.

    geniehawk
    geniehawk  7181 forum posts England
    6 Apr 2008 - 2:19 PM

    THanks for your replies, very helpful, I maywell have to rethink.

    Jeannie.

    LenShepherd
    LenShepherd e2 Member 62426 forum postsLenShepherd vcard United Kingdom
    6 Apr 2008 - 4:26 PM

    The TC 201 does not support AF, VR, TTL flash, or shutter and program meter modes.
    The instruction book for the 80-400 says the 201 is compatible, but as already suggested at effective f11 I would not bother.
    The Kenko Pro 300 1.4x supports VR and in good light/static subjects supports AF - but both slow up.

    geniehawk
    geniehawk  7181 forum posts England
    6 Apr 2008 - 4:51 PM

    Thanks for the info Len, I have decided not to purchase the converter.I will keep saving the money until I am sure what I want.

    Jeannie.

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