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Nikon 70-300mm VR


tomcat606 10 108
30 Nov 2010 6:59PM
Nikon 70-300mm VR can you fit a Tel converter to this lens or am I asking for too much

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Martyn_U 11 7 England
30 Nov 2010 9:02PM
Great lens I have one myself. Acording to the NIKON web site you can't use this lens with any Tel converters. see link.

Martyn

http://nikoneurope-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/19026
MikeRC 15 3.6k United Kingdom
30 Nov 2010 11:24PM

Quote:Nikon 70-300mm VR can you fit a Tel converter to this lens or am I asking for too much


...you can indeed fit it...but sadly it won't work.

....Mike
tomcat606 10 108
1 Dec 2010 8:12PM
thanks for the info
User_Removed 10 4.6k 1 Scotland
2 Dec 2010 12:13PM
Well, actually it will work. I have used a cheapo chinese 2X converter with my 70-300VR and it works fine. It's just the automatic focus and VR that you lose.
User_Removed 10 4.6k 1 Scotland
2 Dec 2010 12:16PM
....having said that, if you want the effect that a converter would give you and the AF is important to you, you will retain full functioning plus get better image quality with the Sigma 150-500 OS lens. But it is fairly expensive if you only envisage occasional use.
Picola 10 15 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2010 6:56PM
To be honest, I give convertors a wide berth. Focusing has been terrible using these things.
Just try and get a bit closer to your subject. Easier said than done I know.
You can get a good image now and then, but a lot of the time is wasted trying to get one decent photo.

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