Anybody stacking TC's on the 200/f2 lens? (or using Kenko 3X

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by twig, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. twig


    May 23, 2005
    HEllo, I am wondering if anyone has tried stacking bothh the 1.4X and 2.0X TC's on the 200/f2 to get 560/5.6?

    To stack nikon TC's I think you have to file off the tab on one, and it will not show the proper f stop, but it is possible.

    Anyway, I was wondering because I want to pick up just one "uber-lens" to use for baseball (night games at a very new and well lit park), but that could also serve double duty for low light basketball. Finally, I want a lens that I ca ndo some hand held birding (I am not a serious bird photog), bring to Hawk Mountain to photo raptors, etc.

    I think my primary alternative to cover baseball and occaisional birding would be the 300/2.8VR with the 1.4 or 2.0TC as necessary.

    However I am thinking that if the 200/f2 with 1.4X TC is a close substitute for the 300/2.8, the 200 without TC provides additional usefulness for low light,

    So, if I could stack TC's and get 560/5.6 that is comparable to the 300/2.8 wit ha 2X TC on it, then it would be a real big plus for the 200 lens.

    Another alternative is the Kenko 3X TC, which in a single unit magnifies the range by 3X. BEcause of the 3-stop light loss this TC is rarely talked about or used I think because you need f/2 lens to maintain autofocus, but the Nikon 200 qualifies.

    Thanks for any info