70-200mm VRII + TC-20EIII on a DX body?
Posted 25 August 2010 - 12:30 AM
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It will take me at least 4 years to save up for a 600mm f/4 plus requisite tripod and gimbal head. Until then I've been thinking of utilizing a TC-20EIII on the 70-200mm VRII coupled with the 1.5X conversion on my D300s for birding. Just wondering if anyone has the TC-20EIII along with a DX body and 70-200mm VRII and would be willing to take a couple of test shots (one at what would be the complete uncropped picture and one cropped to 100%) to let me see how far the zoom would reach. Thanks.
I recently bought TC-20EIII to tandem with my 70-200/2.8 VRII. So far I am very happy with the result.From some test samples/report I got online, most of them are saying it is soft at F5.6, but gets better at F8 to F11. Got curious and run few shot myself. I set the combo in my living room, 70-200/2.8 VR-II, with TC-20EIII, on D300S, set on aperture priority, on ISO 200. I shoot at F5.6 and F8, did not bother at F11. I am quite amazed with the result it is actually the reverse of what other reviewer mentioned. IT IS SHARPER AT F5.6. Everything is direct from the camera without any sharpening on post processing.
I attached 4 files. 2 images are cropped at 100%, and 2 images resized from full image. You can double check the exif data to confirm settings.
Nikon 60mm/2.8 Micro AF
Nikon 50mm/1.8 AF-s G
Nikon 16-35mm/4 VR AF-s
Nikon 70-200/2.8 AF-S VR-II G
Nikon TC20E III
My link : Ncor Images
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