Nikon D500 & 1.7 converter

johnmac 8 137
12 Jan 2018 9:17PM

Iíve just traded my D4 in and purchased a D500, arriving tomorrow. Has anyone tried the D500 with 70-200 2.8 lens and 1.7 converter.

Many thanks look forward to any replies

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peterjones Plus
16 4.8k 1 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2018 10:23AM
You wonít be disappointed with your new D500, I use mine almost exclusively for nature and in my view it is the best nature camera I have ever used. I would imagine that it would cope admirably with your 70-200 2.8 + 1.7 tc. I often use mine with a 300mm + 1.4 tc.
johnmac 8 137
13 Jan 2018 8:59PM
Thanks for the reply. Looking forward to trying it out at an hockey game tomorrow I will use my 70-200 2.8 as Iím to near the play to use my 200-500 but canít wait to use it photographing birds. Looks impressive I like the touch screen.
peterjones Plus
16 4.8k 1 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2018 9:14PM
It will be great for sport and also for birds; for example using the D500 and 300mm my failure rate with flying Puffins last Summer was very low.


LenShepherd 10 3.7k United Kingdom
19 Jan 2018 1:47PM
The combination works well giving up to an equivalent 480mm f4.5 for relatively little money.
You do loose some AF speed and a little image quality - but loose quite a bit less quality compared to cropping 20.9 MP to about 7 MP to get the same subject magnification.
17 Mar 2018 8:50PM
I have today been using 70-200 f2.8 with 1.7TC. In fairness the light was poor and the background cluttered so I was asking a lot of the combination. The results in terms of autofocus were disappointing. I was hoping to track birds on AF-C and had great results WITHOUT TC using Group Area and 25 point AF. I hope when I get a bit more light that I will find better performance but just about to order a 200-500 5.6 and maybe that will give me a better solution to longer range shooting.

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