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The O/H has been taking some shots of garden birds with my longest lense the canon 80-200 F2.8. I am wondering about increasing the reach with a teleconverter. If the canon 2x fitted it I wouldn't hesitate but it is not compatable with this older lens so the Kenko Pro 300 looks the best option.
What I am wondering is if it is worth getting this converter. My thinking is that somewhere in the future I will probably get a 200 or 300 prime (but not the near future) and look to use a teleconverter with it. So the question is how similar is the quality of the kenko against the canon as I don't want to buy the kenko now for one lens if I will need to upgrade when I buy a lens I could use a canon converter with.
Thanks in advance.
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I personally wouldn't bother with a 2X has image quilty suffers. Go for a 1.4x instead and crop the image if you need to.
Many regard 2x converters as the last resort (a get me out the sh*t option) Shooting at f8 with a 1.4X and cropping will give you a better result 9 times out of 10.
i use the 300 pro with a nikon 80-200 2.8, i can highly recommend it but would support the use of the 1.4 over the 2x
Thanks guys. I may indeed go for the 1.4. Just be checking out prices and bizarrely it is less than half price from HK on ebay so may have to purchase from there as a good saving even after import duty.
Check out the classifieds there's one for sale.
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