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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-24-2008, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Considering 70-300 replacement

Currently on the Nikkor 70-300. The 70-200 has come to mind but would need a TC. Other options include leaping to a Sigma 120-400 4.5-5.6 or their 150-500 5-6.3

Anyone ever try any of these? So long as the IQ is at the very least the same quality of the Nikkor I'd consider them.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-24-2008, 01:43 PM
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Get the 70-200 and use your feet for the extra 100mm
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I use a tc (1.7) on my 80-200 and it still blows the 70-300 away.
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Now the TC takes away an F stop right? what does it go to, the equivalent of F/4 with tc?
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Dumb question....does the TC take away AF and anti shake capabilites

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Now the TC takes away an F stop right? what does it go to, the equivalent of F/4 with tc?
No it adds one. Ie my 2.8 with the TC1.7 becomes a F4.5. With a 2X it becomes a 5.6. A 1.4 usually is a F4.


Rick, AF and VR compatibility is a weird thing with Nikon. Ironically I cant use the Nikon TC's with my Nikon 80-200 due to design incompatability issues(strange huh?). I use a Promaster (aka Tamron or Kenko) with mine. AF works fine (screw drive). Meters fine. Just doesnt display the actual zoom in the EXIF of the pic. Even though the pic was taken at 350mm, the EXIF says 200mm. But a Nikon TC on new Nikon 70-200 will list it at 350mm. Theres a TC compatibility chart on Nikonians.com.
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No it adds one. Ie my 2.8 with the TC1.7 becomes a F4.5. With a 2X it becomes a 5.6. A 1.4 usually is a F4.


Rick, AF and VR compatibility is a weird thing with Nikon. Ironically I cant use the Nikon TC's with my Nikon 80-200 due to design incompatability issues(strange huh?). I use a Promaster (aka Tamron or Kenko) with mine. AF works fine (screw drive). Meters fine. Just doesnt display the actual zoom in the EXIF of the pic. Even though the pic was taken at 350mm, the EXIF says 200mm. But a Nikon TC on new Nikon 70-200 will list it at 350mm. Theres a TC compatibility chart on Nikonians.com.
Thanks Rob....I need more lenses...shopping now

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