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Canon 1.4x extender mk I on 70-200f4is?

LeighRebecca 10 267 10 England
6 Sep 2009 4:32PM
Will this work?
I can only find a direct answer on google re the markII extender working.

I assume there will be no difference in compatibility, but does anyone know for sure please?

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Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
6 Sep 2009 5:02PM
Yes, it will
LeighRebecca 10 267 10 England
6 Sep 2009 5:08PM
Ah great, that's what I wanted - a definitive answer. Thanks.
colin beeley Plus
15 1.2k 10 England
8 Sep 2009 6:00PM
maybe not so good as i have both & the mkII is sharper !
justin c 14 4.9k 36 England
8 Sep 2009 6:09PM
Optically both the Mk I and Mk II 1.4X extenders should be the same, there was no optical improvements to the 1.4X MkII, only to the 2X Mk II extender.
Fairclough 8 174
8 Sep 2009 6:55PM
Even the 2x MkI to MkII difference is subjective, changing in priority from edge to centre (see luminous landscapes for a test). As the 1.4x only gives a moderate depletion in quality, the 70-200 is so damn sharp in the first place, and the resulting f5.6 aperture still allows full AF on even non-pro bodies, I would be more than happy to use this combo. The results should still be excellent.
LeighRebecca 10 267 10 England
8 Sep 2009 8:22PM
Well it dropped through the letterbox this morning (not literally!) so I shall see for myself soon. Thanks for all the feedback. I didn't expect it to allow IS, but it does, so I am happy so far. No doubt I'll play with it, testing it against the lens alone when I get the chance.

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