On the verge of committing a Tele-Crime ?

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  1. Ben-71

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    A Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 is due to join my D300 next week.

    I've never used any Teleconverter, only "straight" lenses.
    I also don't learn too much from the somewhat conflicting reviews of the
    AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E II and -
    AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II
    Shots that I've seen on the Internet didn't seem to surrender enough info, to assess a potential quality drop.

    The temptation to carry a Teleconverter instead of yet more lenses is obvious, but I get the 70-200 in order to gain quality.
    No point in loosing it to a Teleconverter, in enlargements, say, up to about 20"x28" (50x70cm).

    Does anyone here have experience with a TC-14e II and/or TC-14e II
    on the Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 ?
    How much am I going to be fined for this crime?
    Please share.

    Thanks,

    Ben
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well that Nikkor lens is in the same price braket as the Canon f2.8 70-200mm so I will assume that they are of a comparable overall quality.
    With that in mind I know that the canon will work very well with the 1.4* converter and will also give good results with the 2*converter (though you do have to stop down with the converters a little more to get that same sharpness).

    Overall I don't think its a crime I consider it a good way to get a decent 400mm lens out of a 200mm *at the max end* if you cannot get a full 400mm lens.
     
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    If it's a crime, than I am due to report to jail. The 1.4x TC works flawlessly with the 70-200 f/2.8L IS. These two lenses are at the high end of image quality and perform quite similarly, so degradation is minimal. On a 2x TC like Overead stated, it is soft wide-open so stopping down is a bit better but the sharpness still really isn't there at 100% crop. It will do in a pinch, but I rather have the lens.
     
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    I use a TC-14E II with my 70-200mm f/2.8 quite often, with fantastic results. Arrest me.
     
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    Thanks, people.

    OK, I was almost set on getting the TC-14E II. I'll order it.
    I also consider the TC-17E II, but not the TC-20E II.

    Phranquey, wanna share a lawyer? :)
     

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