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#1 Jeff

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 03:41 AM

Can I use any of the TC's with the 70-300 VR? Jeff
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Posted 10 September 2008 - 04:09 AM

Jeff, I found a lil information here

Let me know if it helps answer the mail.

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 07:06 AM

One beauty of the old MF lenses, most work very well with TC. I don't know of too many modern zooms that work worth a darn on tc (200-400 VR excluded). I use almost all vintage lenses because they can sometime be had so cheap and they work amazingly well on a D200 as long as the subject is static. I have not had much success chasing flying birds with a MF lens (-:}.
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Posted 10 September 2008 - 01:04 PM

Well you have come to the right place. I used the Tamron SP 1.4 TC on my 70-300VR and yes the VR worked and yes it will AF. It is a tad jumpy but it did lock on. Here's a link to my write up on the Tamron/Kenko TC.

http://www.planetnik...?showtopic=9112

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 12:30 AM

According to the Instruction manual for the 70-300VR you can't use any Nikon TCs on this lens Jeff(page 22, section 13), but probably other non Nikon TCs would be ok... Nikon TCs have protruding lens elements front and rear and are only compatible with 'some' Nikon lenses. Peter

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 01:43 AM

Well you have come to the right place. I used the Tamron SP 1.4 TC on my 70-300VR and yes the VR worked and yes it will AF. It is a tad jumpy but it did lock on. Here's a link to my write up on the Tamron/Kenko TC.

http://www.planetnik...?showtopic=9112

Jim

I just read your article. The pictures looked real good. Looks like I'm gonna have to get me a TC like yours. Thanks for the info. Jeff
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Manfrotto 3130 Pan/Tilt Head
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 G IF-ED
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Nikkor 24-120 AFS F/4G ED VR

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 02:05 AM

Jeff just remember this is not perfect, in low light the 70-300VR has trouble on its own add a TC and it will hunt you may have to use manual focus. But in good light it will add some reach in a pinch, but make no mistake it is no substitute for a good 400 or 500mm lens but it is a nice small option to have in your bag. Jim

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Nikon Series E lens, 28mm, 100mm, 135mm, 75-150mm, 70-210 f4.

MF Nikkor's 50 f2 Ai, 500 f4 ED Ai-P.

 

MF Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AE UMC(Ai-P)

MF Rokinon 85mm f1.4 ASP AE UMC(Ai-P)

 



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