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Jarek
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Teleconverter Experience

Tue Aug 12, 2003 12:27 am

Hi,

I have got Fuji S1 with Tokina ATX 100-300 f/4. I am looking for adding the teleconverter (like Kenko 1.4x Teleplus Pro 300 Teleconverter).
Does anybody uses such/similar configuration?
Any experience to share?

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Jarek
 
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RE: Teleconverter Experience

Wed Aug 13, 2003 10:55 pm

Guys,

really nobody?

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RE: Teleconverter Experience

Thu Aug 14, 2003 1:39 am

Failing any response with experience with that particular combo, I'd suggest that although Tokina ATX lenses are generally pretty well rated, and the Kenko 1.4x convertor has been suggested by some as an acceptable substitute for the excellent Canon 1.4, it is a general rule that zoom lenses and teleconvertors are not a good mix.

The sheer quantity of glass can lead to a noticable loss of both contrast and sharpness. Whether the results would be acceptable or not is hard to say - I'd suggest this would be very much a case of try before you buy if at all possible.

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RE: Teleconverter Experience

Thu Aug 14, 2003 2:43 am

Again I can only echo what Colin has said, I have not used this lens+converter combo either.

I do have a Sigma 100-300mm f4 and a Sigma EX 2X Converter.


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These are all at about 960mm (300mm+2xconverter+1.6 DSLR crop factor)

I find, as its MF with the converter the lens becomes heavyish to use but no real problems, focusing is pretty easy and quality isnt too bad either, i was actually pleasantly suprised but of course ideally converters and put with primes for the best quality/handling.

As the lens and converter are new to me currently I havent used the converter much and dont think it will be a regular peice of kit but thats not to say I wont use it at all. Its a nice thing to have in your kit bag for a change, different shots, if you are bored or just want something to add an extra dimension to your photography.

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RE: Teleconverter Experience

Thu Aug 14, 2003 3:17 am

Jarek:
I have heard good things about the Kenko converters. You'll need to achieve high shutter speeds to take photo's with your lens/camera combination and a converter when hand held, plus you will probably have to use manual focus. I would go for a 1.4X not a 2X converter with a zoom lens.

Ben:
Your photos are looking more like Deadly Pedley's! His legacy is still in that old lens of his! Nice mini photo promotion above.

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Jarek
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RE: Teleconverter Experience

Thu Aug 14, 2003 3:18 am

Guys,

thanks for your sharing. I am not intending to use the converter permanently. I just see it as "in case I really need it" piece of equipments believe I will buy it and try it  Smile

Thanks
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RE: Teleconverter Experience

Thu Aug 14, 2003 3:33 pm

Jon,

Went a little OTT maybe on the photos, don't normally plug actually but just for informations sake.

As for Derek's legacy, it certainly is true, when I am holding the camera and the lens it will suddley turn its self around to a plane miles away and start taking photos itself, scary stuff

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RE: Teleconverter Experience

Thu Aug 14, 2003 7:05 pm

Jarek,

I use a Canon 80-200/2.8 with a Kenko 2X Telepro 300 converter.
I like it.
Like said before, you really need high shutter speeds to handle it.
I actually use tripod with this setting on almost every occation. I need
it, since there's no IS on my lens.

2 recent uploads were shot with this configuration:


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