70-200mm VR and 1.7 TC

Joined
Feb 1, 2005
Messages
1,901
Location
Montreal Quebec Canada
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.
 
Joined
Feb 1, 2005
Messages
1,704
Location
Tennessee
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.

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


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
 
Joined
May 1, 2005
Messages
2,221
Location
San Antonio TX
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.
 
Joined
Feb 5, 2005
Messages
827
Location
The Netherlands
Daodang

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
 
Joined
Apr 5, 2005
Messages
909
Location
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.
 
Joined
Feb 1, 2005
Messages
1,901
Location
Montreal Quebec Canada
F15Todd said:
Buy it, you know you want to :)
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.
 
Joined
Feb 1, 2005
Messages
1,901
Location
Montreal Quebec Canada
hans said:
Daodang

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
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
 
Joined
May 18, 2005
Messages
1,223
Location
Louisiana, USA
Here is a shot of a female Dickcissel with 70-200vr and tce 1.7, handheld, from my truck in active mode.
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 
Joined
Jan 26, 2005
Messages
978
Location
Viera Fl
You guys are ruthless and going to put me in the poorest house on the planet.


GRRRRRRRRRR


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

LA LA LA LA VR VR VR
 
Joined
Feb 1, 2005
Messages
1,901
Location
Montreal Quebec Canada
Gale said:
You guys are ruthless and going to put me in the poorest house on the planet.


GRRRRRRRRRR


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

LA LA LA LA VR VR VR
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.
 
Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Nikon Cafe is a fan site and not associated with Nikon Corporation.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Copyright © 2005-2019 Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom