JetJock22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2274 times:
I need a new camera lens. The problem is, I can't afford a 50-500 which is what I really want right now. Would I be better off going with a 2x teleconverter for my 75-300 for the time being? And if so, what is it going to boost my viewing power up to? I am just worried about losing quality through the converter.
CalgaryBill From Canada, joined May 2006, 686 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2174 times:
Quoting Timdegroot (Reply 1): If you use Canon you can't even use the converters on the consumer lenses (probably the same with Nikon).
I think you're right Tim, it's similar with Nikon. The TC xx II series will generally work with the longer AF-S lenses, but not with older or consumer level lenses. The 1.4x and 1.7x TC's get pretty good reviews, but the 2x has had some poor reviews. After doing lots of research I went with the 1.7x and it's performed pretty well.
Aero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2085 times:
Quoting AirMalta (Reply 10): Do you think the 100-400L of canon is better than the 50-500mm?
The two examples of 100-400L I've tried were a lot sharper than the 50-500 I tried. I think it's very easy to see that a 4x zoom L-lens from Canon makes higher quality photos than a 10x zoom EX-lens from Sigma... Just the look of it... IMO