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85 1.8 plus Kenko 2X - a really pleasant surprise

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Harry Lavo, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. I bought both 1.4x and 2.0x Kenko telextenders a while back to use with my 80-200 for sports shooting. I had the 85 1.8 on my camera today after finishing some late baseball shooting last night, and on a whim I put the 2x on with the lens and shot my standard test shot (of antennas on a mountaintop). Compared them to the same shots done by my 80-200, and was amazed at how close they are. The Kenkos work amazingly well with this lense as well as the 80-200. Now, if I wish, I can have an 85mm 1.8, an 170mm 3.5 (the 85/2.0x combo), a 200mm 2.8, a 280mm 4.0 (200mm /1.4x), and a 400 5.6 (200/2.0x) for daytime sports shooting, with two at a time available.

    A really pleasant surprise that (duh) hadn't occured to me before.

    Anybody else shoot with these combos?
  2. danmab


    Apr 26, 2007
    Hi Harry,
    Could you post the image(s) you took with the 85 1.8 and the 2.0x TC?
  3. snakeman


    Feb 26, 2006
    :confused: says a sigma 70-300mm not a 70-200 on that link?
  4. The first link is the 80-200 vs 85 x 2x comparison.

    The second link is to additional 80-200 and Sigma pics for comparison if somebody is interested.

    Sorry for the confusion.
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