Anyone tried TC's on the 24-120 f4 VR?

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Jack, I don't think any of the Nikon TC's would even mount on that lens.

Really? I may be displaying ignorance here, but why not? I looked up Nikon's manual for the lens and there's no mention of any restriction. Might not provide optimal performance, but why wouldn't it mount? I can see that the light loss might render the whole thing nearly pointless, I guess, but that's why I asked. If it were true that a TC would extend the reach a bit in good light, it makes the lens even a more attractive option for a travel than it already seems. Just askin'.......
 
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Look at the rear element on the 24-120:

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And look at the front element on all of the TC's:

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The interference between the two is what keeps that lens from being able to be used with TC's
 
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interesting but why ??? with 1.4 it will only get you 160 or so ....... quality drop maybe hmmm as well

still I am very interested in results - will keep my eye open
 
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interesting but why ??? with 1.4 it will only get you 160 or so ....... quality drop maybe hmmm as well

still I am very interested in results - will keep my eye open

Sometime you put a TC on a lens to extend the long side, but on a zoom there is another advantage, you change the range. It's like buying/carrying 2 lenses in one.

But that's is wishful thinking, as my Kenko 1.4 doesn't give good results on my 70-200 VRII anyway.
 
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You would be better off getting a 70-200/4 to save on the stop and for a little extra reach. Too bad Nikon doesn't make an AF-S version of this lens.
 

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