New paperweight arrived today

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  1. BrentC

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    Be interesting to use that on my EM1.2, 800mm effective range @ f/2.8. Is there a TC for that lens?

    Damn, just checked the price on those.:eek-73: I thought the Olympus 300mm f2.8 at $7000 was crazy.


     
  2. benhasajeep

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    Yea, I just took test shots today with a Nikon 1.7x teleconverter. Nikon has 1.4x, 1.7x, and 2x teleconverters for their AF-s lenses.

    And no I did not pay anywhere what a new one costs. It's used, and less than 1/4 of a new one. New ones are a different design now and have VR. Heard the new ones are about 4#'s lighter but same length. So some big glass changes inside with their FL glass.
     
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    It certainly would in manual focus. Adapters aren't expensive.
     
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    Let me put it into perspective for you, Ben. Below is an image I made this morning of a memorial we encountered on a stroll we took in town along the river. It is a memorial to some firefighters. Below that is an extreme crop that I enlarged of the text you can't read from the original image. Just goes to show you how much resolution and sharpness you can get from an ordinary 18-55 zoom lens and a 16mp sensor. Compare the crop to yours. That should motivate you to put the TC in cold storage. ;)

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    That's a beast! Would love to see some test shot examples, I recently got the Nikon AF-S f/4 300mm (used) and on my crop body i'm getting 450mm, which I'm liking. Still in two minds about getting the nikon 1.4 tc though for it.
     
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    I know that feeling >.>
     
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    If I run into a good deal on a 300mm f/4.0 I would buy one. Much easier to carry around. I have specific plans for the new to me 400. And I did it again and have a 600 f/4.0 coming as well. Away at work now, so not going to be home when it arrives. :02.47-tranquillity:

    But the 300mm f/4.0 is a good lens, and much better for treks.
     
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    You bought a 600mm?
     
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    Yea, picked up a 600mm f/4.0 AF-I lens. Looks near mint. Of course it has a 20 year old first gen lens motor. That Nikon no long supports. Hopefully it's only half through it's life cycle. Got it for way less than Keh selling a bargain rated one for.
     
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