D700 with vr70-200 and tc1.7

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first real play with the vr70-200f2.8 and tc1.7 attatched on D700

340mm @f7.1, 1/1000s iso200 +2/3 ev
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340mm @f4.8, 1/1000s iso400 +2/3 ev
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%100 crop pleeeease? Very keen to see how sharp this combo really is as its one I've been thinking about.
 
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as requested
my 70-200 is from the latest delivery to Clifton last week, apparently the "vignetting issue at 70 wide open" has been resolved although i have not had time to confirm that yet

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not sure that the focus is spot on or not with this one
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Nice shots. I'm kind of surprised at the results myself. I use my 70-200 with both my D3 and D2x, but never tried a TC with it. I tried a TC with my old 80-200 and got OK results. Nothing special. I just figured that TCs were better suited on primes. It looks like that may have to change.
 
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I think a lot of the reason people would get soft results in the past was becuase you couldn't fine tune autofocus. That has made a big difference I think. My 600 with a 1.4 on is set to -6 but the 1.7 is set to -20 (and could really do with a fraction more). Set to zero, both were well out!
 
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I think a lot of the reason people would get soft results in the past was becuase you couldn't fine tune autofocus. That has made a big difference I think. My 600 with a 1.4 on is set to -6 but the 1.7 is set to -20 (and could really do with a fraction more). Set to zero, both were well out!

Hmmm. What are you using to fine tune the AF? Do you simply take a shot with different AF tune settings and find the one that works the best? I have tried with my D3 a few times and just gave up. It seemed like a real PITA.

After seeing this thread, I mounted the 70-200 VR and my TC20EII to the D3 and made a couple test shots. Results were very good! If I can fine tune the AF, it may be a bit better. This brings new life to a lens I was disappointed with when I first bought it.
 

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