Tamron SP AF200-500mm F/5-6.3 Di LD (IF) and teleconverter

I just got a Tamron SP AF200-500mm F/5-6.3 Di LD (IF) lens today. So far, I am thrilled to have a long lens at a reasonable price. Now I am wondering if I can use my TC-20E II (2.0x) with the Tamron lens, although it might make for more weight than my Gitzo can manage?
I also have the 200-500mm f/5.6-6.3 lens, and I would NOT advise putting any teleconverters on it! This lens is already pretty slow and by the time you put even a 1.4x TC on it, you're really cutting out valuable light that is needed, especially in poor light conditions. I don't think that the Nikon TCs will work on the Tamron lens anyway; I would imagine that it would be best to go with the Tamron TC if you really feel you want to try this.
Feb 13, 2006
on five beautiful acres in Hudson Ohio
Thanks Connie. I heard that someone used a 1.7 teleconverter with his Tamron 200-500. I assumed it was a Nikon teleconverter that he used because I don't see this one on the Tamron site.

I was just wondering because I happen to own the Nikon 2 x, but will take your advice and not try it.

BTW, I am 25 miles from the Apple Store in Legacy Village:)))
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