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Teleconverter Question For Nikon Users.  
User currently offlineJ.mo From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 660 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2776 times:

I shoot a Nikon N80 and I am looking for a used teleconverter (small budget). I have looked on Ebay and could only find a manual focus teleconverter. Do some photographers use this with their AF cameras? Any recomendations would be helpful.  Smile

Thanks in advance,

Jeremy


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User currently offlineJ.mo From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 660 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2733 times:

I did find a Nikon TC-16a 1.6AF coverter. Is this one any good?

Jeremy



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User currently offlineEricp From Singapore, joined Jun 2001, 53 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2717 times:

Hi Jeremy,

I'm using a Kenko Pro 300, which was well-regarded by a lot of reports on the internet.

However, beware that it _will_ degrade the quality of your picture, and you should use it only in circumstances where you wouldn't otherwise get the picture.

Eric


User currently offlineJ.mo From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 660 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2701 times:

Eric,
Will it degrade the image because of the quality of your converter or is that just the nature of doubling the length? Also is it AF or manual?

Jeremy



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User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2701 times:

It degrades image quality because it decreases the strength of the lense: A f/5,6 lense will effectively become an f/11,2 with a 2x converter. With a 1,6 converter it will become a f/8,96 lense. This is not very handy and your pictures will look less bright. Using a teleconverter is a good choice if you have a f/2,8 lense.

It can also work in other situations, where the oppertunity to take the shot only became there BECAUSE of the converter. (if it would've been to far without one for instance)

Wietse



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