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Nikon Teleconverter and Nikon Micro 105mm lens


11 Oct 2017 4:59PM
Hello,

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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thewilliam2 1 815
11 Oct 2017 6:34PM
11 Oct 2017 7:10PM
Okay. Thanks. Any idea about how much magnification will i get after this combination?
thewilliam2 1 815
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 10 3.6k 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
thewilliam2 1 815
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 10 3.6k 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 10 3.6k 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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