View Full Version : Tamron 28-300mm VC with Nikon 1.7x Teleconverter... is it possible?

09-13-2008, 05:13 PM
Just wondering if anyone has tried using a Tamron 28-300VC with a teleconverter (specifically, the Nikon 1.7x).

Does it even work?

Teleconverter - http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-TC-17E-Teleconverter-Digital-Cameras/dp/B0002WT6S8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=photo&qid=1221346881&sr=1-1

Tamron Lens - http://www.amazon.com/Tamron-28-300mm-Vibration-Compensation-Aspherical/dp/B000V6MSRG/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=photo&qid=1221346919&sr=1-4

I am interested in getting the newer Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 VR, whenever Nikon decides to release one, and I thought about getting the teleconverter to go with it.

Since I'm shopping now for a walkaround lens (the 28-300), I thought I might add the teleconverter in my cart, then I began to wonder if they'll work together. It would provide a 510mm focal length combined, which may end up suiting my telephoto needs.

I understand even at f/6.3, adding a teleconverter won't help with the low-light coming in, but since I can ramp up the ISO with not too much noise, I think it might work.

Any comments?

Meanwhile, this is what I've added to my cart, any suggestions or feedback would be appreciated... I'll probably place the order Monday-ish.

Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 VC
Tiffen 67mm UV Filter (for the Tammy)
Tiffen 52mm Filter (for the 50mm f/1.4)
Adorama 52mm Rubber Lens hood (For the 50mm f1./4)
Nikon DK-19 Rubber Eyecup
Nikon SB-900 Speedlight
Nikon MH-21 Charger (For the EN-EL4a)
2x Nikon EN-EL4a batteries (for grip)
2x Nikon battery chamber cover for EN-EL4as for grip
Nikon ML-L3 remote control


09-13-2008, 05:37 PM
it wont fit.

09-13-2008, 06:36 PM
Thanks Rooz, I knew the 1.7x had some lens restrictions, I didn't know if this Tammy fell into that pool.

I'm torn between getting the Tamron 28-300mm VC or the Nikkor 24-70.

I know they are completely different lenses. Professional vs Casual, f2.8 vs f/3.5-6.3, build quality, image quality, autofocus speed, low light capabilities, etc. But since I only have a 50mm now, with the 24-70, I would have nothing beyond 70mm on an FX sensor (equivlent to 47mm on a DX camera) leaving no decent zoom at all. I have enough cash for either lens, but not enough for both the 24-70 and the 70-200 right now.

I was figuring with the 28-300, I could use that until I have both, plus it would make a very ideal travel lens for when I don't want to carry tons of gear with me, such as the very large and heavy f2.8 lenses.

Ahh... decisions. I think I'll stick with the much less expensive 28-300 for now, and see how that works out. Then wait later on for both the 24-70 and newer 70-200.

Thanks again,

Visual Reality
09-13-2008, 07:34 PM
I don't think I would put a TC on a 6.3 aperture lens anyway...

09-13-2008, 07:41 PM
I don't think I would put a TC on a 6.3 aperture lens anyway...

Heh, well, it would have been mostly used for outdoors where there is plenty of light.

Whats the stop on that anyway, something like f/9?