J.mo From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 668 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3335 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.
Thanks in advance,
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Wietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3260 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)