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  1. #1
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    Anyone using 80-200 AFD F2.8 with Nikon TC1.7x

    Anyone using this? Appreciate your feedback as I am thinking of getting the TC to have extra reach. Want to try shooting birds. I was told by my friend that the TC is not compatible with the 80-200 AFD 2.8. Is it true?
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  2. #2
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    It doesn't appear to be compatible.

    From Nikon's website:

    "Designed exclusively for use with AF-S and AF-I lenses, the AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II completes the Nikon lineup of 1.4x, 1.7x, and 2.0x compact teleconverters


    Compatible with: AF-S VR 200mm f/2G IF-ED, AF-S VR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED, AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED, AF-S 300mm f/2.8D IF-ED II,AF-S 400mm f/2.8 ED-IF II, AF-S 500mm f/4D ED-IF II, AF-S 600mm f/4D ED-IF II"
    Nikon D300
    Nikkor 50mm 1.8
    Nikkor 85mm 1.8
    Tokina 12-24
    Nikkor 18-55
    Sigma 18-50 2.8
    Sigma 18-200
    Nikkor 80-200 f2.8
    2 Nikon SB-800s

  3. #3
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    80-200 AFD Lens converter option

    Correct. Nikon did not produce a teleconverter for it's AF-D lenses, but the Kenko Teleplus PRO 300 1.4X converter provides metering and AF, works well and produces excellent image quality. I use it on my Nikon 300mm f4 AF-D ED, 80-200 F2.8 AF-D ED and 180mm f2.8 AF-D ED lenses. It has been well praised by other experienced users.
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    Nikon D70, Nikon FM2, Nikon 300mm f4 AF ED, Nikon 180mm f2.8 AF ED, Tamron 17-35 f4 DI lens, Sigma 28-105 f2.8, Nikon SB 800 flash, Kenko Teleplus PRO 300 1.4x, Minolta A2 Digicam and assorted trinkets.....

  4. #4
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    This helps me out alot because I was planning on buying one of the NIkon teleconverters for my 80-200 2.8 and am glad to know that I shouldn't waste my money for something that doesn't work on my lens.
    Nikon D300
    Nikkor AF-S 17-55mm f/2.8
    Nikkor 80-200 f/2.8 AF-D (70-200mm f/2.8 VR soon)
    Nikon SB600 (SB800 soon)
    Nikon MB-D10 grip
    Sekonic L-358
    Bogan/Manfrotto 055xprob tripod

    Canon AE-1 Program
    Canon FD 50mm f/1.8
    CPC 2x Teleconverter
    CPC Phase 2 CCT 80-200 f/4.5
    CPC Phase 2 CCT 28mm Macro f/2.8

  5. #5
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    Thanks for the useful info Cricketer! That means for my 80-200 F2.8 AFD, the only teleconverter will be the Kenko Teleplus PRO 300 1.4X converter? Does Kenko has a 1.7X converter? Was thinking more reach will be better..

    Anyway I have google for some users-reviews on the Kenko Teleplus PRO 300 1.4X converter and it seems that it doesn't degrade image quality at all.. That seems to be a very gd deal! How do u find it personally?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cricketer View Post
    Correct. Nikon did not produce a teleconverter for it's AF-D lenses, but the Kenko Teleplus PRO 300 1.4X converter provides metering and AF, works well and produces excellent image quality. I use it on my Nikon 300mm f4 AF-D ED, 80-200 F2.8 AF-D ED and 180mm f2.8 AF-D ED lenses. It has been well praised by other experienced users.
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  6. #6
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    From what I looked at on B&H, Kenko does not have a 1.7x teleconverter. The highest they have is a 3x, then it goes 2x, 1.5x, 1.4x. So if you want longer range, go with the 1.5x to convert your 80-200mm f/2.8 a 120-300mm f/4 lens. Though I don't know if the 1.5x is better than the 1.4x because of its pricing of 87$. The 1.4x is around 200$ for a Nikon. The 1.5 seems to be only for lenses that have a f/2.8 or brighter in order to have full AF operation, and the 1.4x seems to work for lenses of f/4 or brighter in order to have full AF operation

    Check out all the teleconverters here at B&H:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...rch&Q=&ci=8468
    Nikon D300
    Nikkor AF-S 17-55mm f/2.8
    Nikkor 80-200 f/2.8 AF-D (70-200mm f/2.8 VR soon)
    Nikon SB600 (SB800 soon)
    Nikon MB-D10 grip
    Sekonic L-358
    Bogan/Manfrotto 055xprob tripod

    Canon AE-1 Program
    Canon FD 50mm f/1.8
    CPC 2x Teleconverter
    CPC Phase 2 CCT 80-200 f/4.5
    CPC Phase 2 CCT 28mm Macro f/2.8

  7. #7
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    Ya I have done a search on google about the Kenko teleconverters. They seem to be very good esp the 1.4x which totally do not compromise image quality at all. But I was wondering will the 1.4x be not sufficient range for birding? The 1.5x seems to be a different type - Kenko Teleplus K1.5 AF for Nikon AF (k15afn) Lens Converter. The 1.4x, 2.0x and 3.0x are all the pro 300 series.. Is there a difference between the Pro 300 series and the non-Pro 300 series? Anyone here has used the Pro 300 2.0x or 3.0x before? Is there a huge compromise in speed and image quality?

    Quote Originally Posted by wh0128 View Post
    From what I looked at on B&H, Kenko does not have a 1.7x teleconverter. The highest they have is a 3x, then it goes 2x, 1.5x, 1.4x. So if you want longer range, go with the 1.5x to convert your 80-200mm f/2.8 a 120-300mm f/4 lens. Though I don't know if the 1.5x is better than the 1.4x because of its pricing of 87$. The 1.4x is around 200$ for a Nikon. The 1.5 seems to be only for lenses that have a f/2.8 or brighter in order to have full AF operation, and the 1.4x seems to work for lenses of f/4 or brighter in order to have full AF operation

    Check out all the teleconverters here at B&H:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...rch&Q=&ci=8468
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  8. #8
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    Well more than likely the pro 300 series is of better quality? maybe that is the reason the 1.4x is almost twice as much as the 1.5x. I'd say the 1.5 is better for bird shooting but the 1.4x might be of better optical quality.
    Nikon D300
    Nikkor AF-S 17-55mm f/2.8
    Nikkor 80-200 f/2.8 AF-D (70-200mm f/2.8 VR soon)
    Nikon SB600 (SB800 soon)
    Nikon MB-D10 grip
    Sekonic L-358
    Bogan/Manfrotto 055xprob tripod

    Canon AE-1 Program
    Canon FD 50mm f/1.8
    CPC 2x Teleconverter
    CPC Phase 2 CCT 80-200 f/4.5
    CPC Phase 2 CCT 28mm Macro f/2.8

  9. #9
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    Ya I think so, I just read one user review on the internet. Seems that the optical quality of the Pro 300 series is definitely better than the non-Pro 300.

    I dun think I will get the 1.5x, no point compromising the image quality of the lens. That leave me to decide between the 1.4x, 2.0x. The 3.0x is abit of an overkill plus i believe the degrade of image quality for this range should be quite significant. Anyway here who uses the 1.4x, 2.0x or 3.0x? Can give us some comments?

    Quote Originally Posted by wh0128 View Post
    Well more than likely the pro 300 series is of better quality? maybe that is the reason the 1.4x is almost twice as much as the 1.5x. I'd say the 1.5 is better for bird shooting but the 1.4x might be of better optical quality.
    Last edited by aaron80; 11-26-2006 at 11:18 PM.
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  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by aaron80 View Post
    Ya I think so, I just read one user review on the internet. Seems that the optical quality of the Pro 300 series is definitely better than the non-Pro 300.

    I dun think I will get the 1.5x, no point compromising the image quality of the lens. That leave me to decide between the 1.4x, 2.0x. The 3.0x is abit of an overkill plus i believe the degrade of image quality for this range should be quite significant. Anyway here who uses the 1.4x, 2.0x or 3.0x? Can give us some comments?
    I am a 80-200mm AF-D Two ring user wanting to get a TC too. But feel 1.4x is not enough reach. Will 2.0x still maintain its sharpness?

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