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Nikon Teleconverter and Nikon Micro 105mm lens

11 Oct 2017 4:59PM

I am beginner in photography. I need help in below doubts :

1) Which teleconverter (14EII, 14EIII, 17EII, 20EII or 20EIII) will be best / suitable for Nikon Micro 105mm Lens ?

2) If i connect Nikon Teleconverter 14e-iii (magnification is 1.4x), to my Nikon 105mm micro lens which having native magnification of 1x, then how much total / final magnification will i get ?

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11 Oct 2017 6:34PM
11 Oct 2017 7:10PM
Okay. Thanks. Any idea about how much magnification will i get after this combination?
11 Oct 2017 7:43PM
The clue is in the figures: 1.4X from a TC14EII etc.

With two figures, multiply them together: converter x lens.
LenShepherd 9 3.5k United Kingdom
11 Oct 2017 7:52PM
WHICH 105mm macro lens?
Nikon AF converters only fit the G VR version and not the earlier D version.
Provided you approximately pre-focus on the subject AF works well.
11 Oct 2017 7:56PM
thewilliam2 : Ok. Great. Thanks a lot.

LenShepherd : It's- Nikon 105mm AF‑S VR 105 f/2.8G IF‑ED Micro Prime
11 Oct 2017 8:28PM
Len, only the current AFS VR version of the 105mm will focus down to life-size without needing a tube. Previous versions "only" go to half life-size.

We have one but I've rarely used it with AF and never with VR!
LenShepherd 9 3.5k United Kingdom
12 Oct 2017 7:40AM

Quote: only the current AFS VR version of the 105mm will focus down to life-size without needing a tube. Previous versions "only" go to half life-size.

I think if you check you will get confirmation of a 105 f2.8 AF lens, introduced in 1990, upgraded to AF-D in 1993 and listed as available new until about 5 years ago.

Digressing slightly the 60mm D, introduced as a pre D lens in 1989 is still listed as a current item. The current 200 macro D is a little later, introduced in 1993.

The likely reason D macro lenses continue in production is that an aperture ring is needed to use them on bellows or still available new Nikon extension tubes
LenShepherd 9 3.5k United Kingdom
14 Oct 2017 7:38AM
Adding some more detail obtained while testing for another forum; at longer distances the Nikon TC-14E, 17E and 20E all auto focus with the 105 VR.
Providing there is approximate pre focus using the focus ring the 14 E does AF fast for macro, the 17E slower and if you are patient even the 2x can AF in about 1-2 seconds.
14 Oct 2017 7:46AM
Great information. Thanx.

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