View Full Version : 1.7x teleconverter, good?

LR Max
07-01-2008, 03:20 PM
I'm going to be shooting Football in a few months and I'd like to get a little more reach out of my setup. I was considering a 300mm but thats a huge chunk of change.

I've been thinking about a teleconverter, mainly the 1.7x. I was thinking about getting the 1.7 because it would give me a significant increase of focial length without killing my apeture *too* much.

How good are the images from the 1.7? Are they good and sharp? I only ask because I've heard the 2x isn't all that great.

BTW, I'll be using my 80-200 f/2.8 AF-S lens with this setup and a monopod.

Thank you.

07-01-2008, 03:26 PM
all my moon shots are with the TC as are these.

07-01-2008, 05:22 PM
If you check the Car, Jet, et al. folder of my Flickr Account, there are some jet photos taken using the TC. There is also a photo of a Champ Car that was taken from about 5-stories up down into the Forsyth car using the TC. In the Sports set, there is also a baseball photo taken of both the batter and the catcher sliding around the ground--this one is slightly darker than the other baseball photos in the set.

LR Max
07-03-2008, 06:19 AM
Thanks ya'll.

07-03-2008, 10:40 AM
I am also looking to pick up a TC and am curious on which one to get. I have heard that the Nikon TC's are the way to go they are so much more expensive then everything else out there. I know usually you get what you pay for but has anyone had any success with a non Nikon TC?

07-03-2008, 05:39 PM
Nikonians has a compatibility chart that points out a few TC issues.


07-03-2008, 07:10 PM
personally i would not buy the nikon version as it is too restrictive. solignor make a very good one.

07-06-2008, 06:08 PM
The 1.7 TC was specifically designed to work the best with the 70-200VR. This is the combination i use all the time and which works great. Itīs a good compromise between the 1.4 TC (too short focal range gain) and the 2.0 TC (too soft results when used with the 70-200VR). Not sure how the 80-200 with 1.7 TC behaves - would test that at your local photodealer before purchase.