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Kenko teleconverter X1.4 or X2 ??????

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by stamp22, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. stamp22


    Mar 15, 2008
    Los Angeles
    I am going to buy a teleconverter to be used on 80-200mm f/2.8D pushpull.
    Im thinking of Kenko Pro 300, X1.4 or X2. Which one is better ??????


    Aug 18, 2008
    Go with the Kenko 1.4x...

    I have paired it with my 70-200vr with excellent results. Have not tried the 2x but from everything I have read you lose alot of IQ.


  3. kiwi


    Jan 1, 2008
    Auckland, NZ
    wgat mark said, the 1.4TC is almost lossless as far as IQ goes. Heard nothing good about the 2x
  4. whyhan


    Jun 14, 2006
    SF Bay Area
    <-- Another vote for 1.4x
  5. Wileec

    Wileec Guest

    No experience . . .

    . . . but based on a lot of reading, researching TCs, I think you're best to go with the 1.4x.

    Another thing to consider is the f-stop hit. Adding the 1.4 drops a stop, making it a f/4 lens and the 2.0 drops two stops, making it a 5.6 - which may be a big deal, depending on how you use the lens.

    I have the 80-200mm f/2.8 and tend to use it hand held and I think it would be pretty tough to do so, in lower light, with a TC added, because of the extra light needed.
  6. Ol-Jerr

    Ol-Jerr Guest

    I have both of them. The 1.4X Works better than the 2.0X As it hunts for proper focus on my 80-200 2.8 Nikon lens. Although if you manual focus in bright light the image quality is as good as 1.4X
    I took this image with a 300mm 4.0 Nikon lens and a Kenko 2.0 Converter.

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