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Ian777
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Kenko Teleplus PRO 300 DGX 1.4x (advice Needed)

Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:58 pm

Hello,

I need a little advice on the Kenko Teleplus PRO 300 DGX 1.4x Nikon AF. I have the Nikon D5000 and my main lens I use is the Nikon AF-S 300mm F4 (prime) I would like to add a tele-converter for use with this lens and camera and I was wanting to try and find out if my 300mm F4 will still auto-focus with the Kenko Teleplus PRO 300 DGX 1.4x ? I have considered the Nikon alternative 1.4x, but my budget is a little tight and I dont think I can spend the extra amount.

Many thanks for any advice given.

Ian Marsh.
 
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RE: Kenko Teleplus PRO 300 DGX 1.4x (advice Needed)

Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:25 pm

It seems that as long as the max aperture is wider than F4.5 it'll AF.

Full AF is capable with lenses having a maximum aperture of F/4.5 or brighter.

http://www.digitalrev.com/en/kenko-t...ot-4x-dgx-teleconverter-10939.html
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RE: Kenko Teleplus PRO 300 DGX 1.4x (advice Needed)

Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:12 pm

Many thanks for that, the lens is F4, so thats fine.

Ian.
 
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RE: Kenko Teleplus PRO 300 DGX 1.4x (advice Needed)

Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:25 pm

Kenko TCs are a good choice, should work great with your prime. They're the closest thing to a matched TC that you can get on the market.
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RE: Kenko Teleplus PRO 300 DGX 1.4x (advice Needed)

Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:47 pm

Has anyone used this teleconverter with the 70-300vr?

I was thinking of pairing the two after I saw that the Nikon 1.4x isn't "compatible" with the 70-300vr unless you alter the teleconverter itself.
 
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RE: Kenko Teleplus PRO 300 DGX 1.4x (advice Needed)

Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:31 am

The combo works great together. AF is still reasonably fast and the results are still pretty sharp. You will notice a slight drop in quality in the summer months though, when the air is hotter and more humid.

This shot was taken with the combo in 100+ degree heat out in the desert, most of my shots from this trip were with the combo so feel free to have a look at them if you want to see a few more examples.


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RE: Kenko Teleplus PRO 300 DGX 1.4x (advice Needed)

Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:57 pm

You can also buy a 1.7 Soligor, working fine as well same factory as the Kenko, quality is great, most of my pictures are made with combi 300 F4 and Soligor 1.7, I also owe a 1.4 Kenko but it is most of the time in my camerabag.

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RE: Kenko Teleplus PRO 300 DGX 1.4x (advice Needed)

Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:39 pm

Thanks, Ruud, Joey and dvincent for the advice, much appreciated. Ruud, I will check out the Soligor 1.7 for sure, thanks again.

Ian Marsh.
 
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RE: Kenko Teleplus PRO 300 DGX 1.4x (advice Needed)

Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:02 am

Quoting NWA330nut (Reply 4):

I tried it but the fit was uncomfortably tight...so I backed off. Never tried it again and have read that the 70-300VR will not accomodate the 1.4 as you stated.

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