Anyone using the 300 f4 and 1.7tc on a D2H?

Discussion in 'General Technical Discussion' started by Backdoctor, May 18, 2005.

  1. if so, how bad is the AF. I found it really slowed down the AF locking target on my D100 when I borrowed the tc to put on my 300 f4. I am considering it for the D2H. I can get one for $329 new.
     
  2. jkamphof

    jkamphof Guest

    You are using the proper combo yes?

    1. 300 f/4 AF-S will only work with the TC17IIE AF-S teleconverter. Shouldn't have any problems. However, be warned that Nikon does not like the 1.7 and the 2.0 used on the 300 f/4 AFS for autofocus reasons. But, many users have said that the 1.7 works without issue however.

    2. 300 f/4 non-AFS will not work with the TC17IIE AFS but will work with a non-AFS teleconverter. It is not recommended that you mount the two together.

    Anyway I hope this helps ;)



    Joel
     
  3. The 300 4 works fine with the TC-1.7 however it does focus slower, especially in low light.

    GenoP

    Nikon D2h ,Nikkor 300mm f/4 ED-IF AF-S ,TC-1.7E II
    1/1000s f/8.0 at 500.0mm iso320
    original.

    Nikon D2h ,Nikkor 300mm f/4 ED-IF AF-S ,TC-1.7E II
    1/800s f/8.0 at 500.0mm iso320
    View attachment 9070
     
  4. thanks all, I might this to my arsenal.
     
  5. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Great shots Geno :>))

    Doc you going to get the XXXXXXXX
     
  6. Thanks Gale
     
  7. Hey Gale,

    How do you like my new photo?

    GenoP
     
  8. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Hi Geno :>)))

    You are going to tme that is the 300 VR VR VR right..

    Good shot. Like the photo.
     
  9. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Gale, that's the 200 f2, I've played with this beast,

    in the camera shop. If ever there were a lens that deserves to be called "beast" this is the one! @6.4 lbs, and just 8in long, (before attaching the hood), it's a real monster! I want one!
     
  10. Gale, I probably will hold for now. I need a vacation more than a $5k body now. Besides, would have to get a new computer to handle the large files.
     
  11. Gale,

    Surprise....It's the 200 2 VR. It is a great optic, but I will say it is very difficult to use properly. I shouldn't do this because everyone will hate me here, but here are some samples from my son's ball game today. Unfortunately I did not get any good shots of him though.

    Also these are shot with a D2H. After using the D2X for quite some time, it was interesting shooting the original D2H and coming home to that super saturation. It really works well for sports.

    GenoP

    Nikon D2h ,Nikkor 200mm f/2G IF-ED AF-S VR
    1/4000s f/2.8 at 200.0mm iso200
    original.

    Nikon D2h ,Nikkor 200mm f/2G IF-ED AF-S VR
    1/1600s f/2.8 at 200.0mm iso200
    View attachment 9072

    Nikon D2h ,Nikkor 200mm f/2G IF-ED AF-S VR
    1/5000s f/3.2 at 200.0mm iso200
    View attachment 9073

    Nikon D2h ,Nikkor 200mm f/2G IF-ED AF-S VR
    1/4000s f/2.8 at 200.0mm iso200
    View attachment 9074
     
  12. Doc,

    When I first got my D2X and loaded some NEF files in my computer actually completely choked, but then I realized I was shooting uncompressed NEFs which were about 45MB each....Ouch. I put a Gig of RAM in my old 1.6Ghz Dell and switched to Compressed NEFs and we are running much better. It is nowhere near as fast as with a D2H or D70 file, but it is very tolerable.

    GenoP
     
  13. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    geno,

    OMG what a lens...

    I had to duck, the ball landed in the closet over my right shoulder.....

    I can see the veins in his arms.

    Holey smokes.
     
  14. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Cool shots Geno,

    That is some lens! So, why didn't you get any good ones of your son? And wow, that 2nd man has gor a REALLY red face, doesn't he? :shock:
     
  15. Re: Cool shots Geno,

    Well as far as my son goes, I just wasn't in sink with when he was playing. I also had my younger son with me and had to keep up with him too.

    Yea Franks face is pretty red.....I kinda remember it that way too. I think he works outside and had a bit of a burn going on. I tried to offset it but then his arm turned blue....and that wasn't cool. And I kinda like the effect.

    As far as the lens goes, it is a great lens, but I miss many shots since I am not yet used to the depth of field being so shallow.

    GenoP
     
  16. Gale,

    I just found this....here is the VR300 2.8 with the TC-1.7, D2X, SB-800, on an Acratech Ball head.

    Geno

    original.
    Taken with Nikon D70 ,Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR ,TC-1.4E II
    1/125s f/5.0 at 220.0mm
     
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