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70-200mm VR and 1.7 TC

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by daodang, May 16, 2005.

  1. Hi,

    I'm looking for experiences and advices from NikonCafe members for that combination. Does the converter retain VR and how it affects the images quality?

    Thanks in advance for the inputs.
  2. F15Todd


    Feb 1, 2005
    I used that setup this weekend. You do still have VR, but I had it turned off for this shot. This is right from a D2h with the 70-200mm at 340mm, the only thing I did with the RAW file was right click in Nikon View and save as a .jpg.

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    Full EXIF Info
    Date/Time 14-May-2005 14:09:13
    Make Nikon
    Model NIKON D2H
    Flash Used No
    Focal Length 340 mm
    Exposure Time 1/1250 sec
    Aperture f/4.8
    ISO Equivalent 200
    Exposure Bias +1/3
    White Balance (9)
    Metering Mode center weighted (2)
    JPEG Quality (6)
    Exposure Program aperture priority (3)
    Focus Distance
  3. I bought the 1.7 with my 300f4 to give me a "cheap" way to get 500mm and realize it's a perfect match for the 70-200.
    The general consensus here and DPR seems to be that the 1.4 gives you next to no degradation, the 1.7 gives better reach and image quality loss that is rarely significant, white the 2xtc gives great reach but noticeable softness.
    My 1.4's gathering dust since the 1.7 arrived.
  4. Todd and Vernon,

    a great thank for the inputs. Appreciates them.

  5. F15Todd


    Feb 1, 2005
    Buy it, you know you want to :) 
  6. hans


    Feb 5, 2005
    The Netherlands

    I just bought the 1.7 I've posted some shots from Nena in the animal forum check them out if you wish I like the combo to early to give a decent opinion

    Still want that 200 f2
  7. Greg


    Apr 5, 2005
    Fayetteville, TN
    Great shot Todd. I'm glad you folks like the 1.7. I should get mine the end of the week. I also plan to use it on the 70-200 and also the 300 2.8. Figure I'll carry the 14 and 17 along with the 70-200 when a lot of walking is involved. Don't really want to lug that 300 any great distance. Not that I'm out of shape....uh HUH. just don't want to take the risk of dropping it. Sounded like a good reason to me for getting it.
  8. Yes, you're right Tood. I want to. :!:
    Just got the 70-200mm VR this afternoon. I try it on some «home subjects» (my children). My goodness, AFS is quick (a bit quicker than my Sigma 100-300mm HSM). And VR works beautifully. I love its sound.
  9. Hans, thanks for the input. Nina portrait is fairly sharp. Besides, Nina is lovely. I doesn't dare to show her picture to my little girl since she begs for a female dog for almost 2 years now. Heartless father she said. :D 
  10. SSchex


    May 18, 2005
    Louisiana, USA
    Here is a shot of a female Dickcissel with 70-200vr and tce 1.7, handheld, from my truck in active mode.
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  11. phranc


    Apr 30, 2005
    Central Texas
    I use the combination and love it.
  12. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    You guys are ruthless and going to put me in the poorest house on the planet.


    VR VR VR VR VR VR in C.. Sing allllll day long.

    LA LA LA LA VR VR VR 70-200 70-200 70-200

    1.7 1.7 1.7

  13. Hi Gale, I start singing when I begin to use the 70-200mm VR :)  . What a piece of glass, especially in low light :!: I understand now why Frank stands for Nikon pro lenses.
  14. GeneR

    GeneR Guest

    Does anyone know how many stops do you lose with the 1.7x?

  15. F15Todd


    Feb 1, 2005
    One and a half with the TC-17E II
  16. GeneR

    GeneR Guest

    Thanks Todd.

  17. I have this combo and I'm happy!

  18. am gonna be heading this route very soon as well....not sure if ill have the 28-70 2.8 first or not..
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