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At the Track with the D80, 80-200 f/2.8, Kenko 1.4x PRO TC...

Discussion in 'People' started by soxOZ, May 28, 2007.

  1. Hi, as this is the first time I have posted here (portraits), I didn't know whether to post these shots here or in the sport section seeing they were taken at a practice day at the kart track...
    Anyway, I was very happy with the results as I was using a D80, Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 (2-ring) with a Kenko 1.4x PRO300 TC fitted. All the shots were hand held.
    Thanks for looking...

    This is my friends daughter.....
    D80~80-200 + 1.4xTC @ 200mm (280mm with 1.4xTC), 1/640~f/2.8~EV0.0~ISO160
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    A young star in the making... You should have seen him drive...
    D80~80-200 + 1.4xTC @ 200mm (280mm with 1.4xTC), 1/640~f/2.8~EV0.0~ISO280
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    One of the other young girl drivers...
    D80~80-200 + 1.4xTC @ 200mm (280mm with 1.4xTC), 1/640~f/2.8~EV0.0~ISO560
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    The adrenalin kicking in as the wait to be started…
    D80~80-200 + 1.4xTC @ 105mm (147mm with 1.4xTC), 1/500~f/2.8~EV0.0~ISO400
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    And seeing I was at the kart track I suppose at least one kart shot, even though its not a portrait, hope you don't mind...:rolleyes: 
    D80~80-200 + 1.4xTC @ 200mm (280mm with 1.4xTC), 1/640~f/3.5~EV0.0~ISO100
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  2. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    I'm thrilled to see these shots. I'm waiting for a 80-200 f2.8 and will probably use it with a 1.4 TC too. Great shots.
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    Thanks Torben....
    [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]You will love this lens; I have found it to be so versatile. It is sharp wide open at 200 and it’s still not too bad with the 1.4x TC. All the shot were taken with the Kenko 1.4x PRO300 DG TC attached and most at f/2.8. [/FONT]
  4. Oh..!!! I forgot to say that all the shots were taken in "jpg" and to top it off I had been playing around the day before and forgot that I had the D80 set to "FINE" & "MED" (2896x1944 / 5.6m) resolution, so I was pleasantly surprised but the outcome of these photos...:smile: How many times has this happen to you guys....
    And seeing that first photo was cropped to be printed in a 8"x10" format, I was still quite surprised how it come out, not too bad, well I thought it did...:smile:
  5. senna


    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    Wally these are a nice series The first is a great shot. I have the same lens 80-200 f2.8 AF-S plus a 300 f4 And I have been looking a that same T/C I need to buy by vacation later part of june.
  6. Hi Troy....

    Thanks, and I think you will find the TC will give you a welcome improvement to the FL you have for a low cost.

    I see that your 80-200 is the AF-S version and can use the Nikon TC's, but the 300 f/4 will need the Kenko 1.4x PRO300 DG TC (its the best Kenko makes) if it's not the AF-S version, but the Kenko TC will also work on the 80-200 f/2.8 AF-S as well. It's a pity that the Nikon TC's will only work with AF-S lenses...
    Again, thanks for the compliment on the photos...:biggrin:
  7. senna


    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    Wally my 300f4 is a AF-S. I did not know Nikon T/C was AF-S only and the Kenco is both AF and AF-S is that correct. I would like to be able to do both.

  8. That is correct, the latest Nikon TC only work with AF-S and AF-I lenses. This is a quote direct from Nikon site.
    Compatible with AF-S and AF-I Nikkor lenses except AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED, 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED, VR 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED, 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED and DX Nikkor lenses.
    This is a link to the site for the Nikon TC 14E II

    This is to all the Lenses


    You may want to have a look at this site from Nikonians TC compatibility chart....
    I cant say how the early versions work, but if you buy the new version it will only work on AF-S lenses... Hope this helps you...
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  9. senna


    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    Thanks Wally, I thought I read about T/C on 50 f1.8, and the 60mm micro so it would be nice if the same converter worked with both types of lens.
  10. I use my Kenko on the 50 f/1.8 all the time and it works great....

    Here are a couple of samples from the Nikon 50f/1.8 + 1.4x Kenko
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    And I find it great for portraits.....
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  11. senna


    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    Thats one of the posts that I was reffering to I remember that clay pot.
  12. JakeB.

    JakeB. Guest

    Interesting... I have the D80 and the 80-200. I may need to add the tc to the mix.
  13. laslo

    laslo Guest


    Your elns seems a lot sharper than mine. I also use it with the D80. Can you show me a 100% crop with focused on someones eye at F2.8 at 200mm or close to it. Mine is a little soft at 2.8 but looks much better at 3.5

  14. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    these r great, Wally....tc seems to work just dandy for u, too...thanks for sharing..;-))
  15. Fun shots and the are all sharp and well taken.
  16. Nikon 80-200 are sharp at f/2.8....

    Thanks Gordon,
    I really appreciate the positive comments... Oh yeah, I had a real fun time out there... Even did a few laps in the kart, but got to lose a bit of weight, it was a tight fit into that seat, cant blame the washing machine for shrinking the seat like it does my jeans....:biggrin:

    Thanks Nute,
    The TC seems to work really well, better than I expected. I just love the IQ from the 80-200, it still amazes me and love the "Bokeh" (Gee I hate that word) it gives.... Got to get out and start using

    Hi Laslo....
    I have been very happy with the IQ and sharpness from my 80-200. This is a shot that I took with just the 80-200 f/2.8 a while back. The first image is the non cropped full version, but has had only just a bit of USM with no other PP and resized for the net. But the second photo is a 100% crop of what I got straight out of the camera with no PP, just cropped and sized for the web. And the third photo has only been sharpened to the same as the full version. Hope that it hasn't lost too much detail...

    Nikon D80, Nikkor 80-200 f/2.8 @ 200mm, 1/400sec, f/2.8, EV0.0, ISO100
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    Straight out of the camera with No Sharpening or PP, just 100% crop.
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    USM applied (100,0.5,2) with no other PP...
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    I hope this has answered your question....

  17. allenxchu

    allenxchu Guest

    great shots all around..
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