Lugonza_2001 From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 315 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1509 times:
In a few days i will get a 2x converter, i have never used them, do they offer good quality? I have 2 lenses: 35-70mm, and a 100-300mm, will i be able to use the converter with both lenses?
Can you give me any tip when using the converter?
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1466 times:
I used to have a 2x TC that I used once. Expensive thing that way...
This was before the days of AF SLRs, things might have improved a bit since then, using that TC the camera would get the wrong aperture information from the lens, leaving all photos horribly underexposed.
I have since converted it to a 1" extension ring for macro work.
Jderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1760 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1447 times:
i have a f/4-5.6 70-300mm lens, and I was planning on getting a 1.4x converter to take to DFW with me...is this a good idea? i won't be using it all that much, just for those shots where i need a little bit more than 300mm...
Da fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1438 times:
a 1.4x with an F5.6 lens isn't a BAD idea - it's going to give you a max. aperture of F8, so if you already shoot mainly at F8, then you'll have an idea what to expect, shutter speed wise. The two things to bear in mind are: 1. you'll want a faster shutter speed than you're used to because of the extra length of the lens, and 2. you will lose some quality in the image.
I wouldn't recommend to anyone using a long zoom lens with a max f.stop of F5.6 to add a 2x converter (unless you're using a Canon IS lens, and adding a Canon converter) - shooting at 600mm with a max aperture of F11 is hoping for too much!