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TC for 300mm/f4

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Owenh, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. Owenh

    Owenh

    71
    Nov 24, 2006
    Hueytown, Al.
    Now that I got the new lens, I am going to need a TC for it. What TC will I
    need for the AF to work?
     
  2. cknight

    cknight

    663
    May 2, 2005
    Madison, AL
    I use the Nikon TC14E II with my 300/4 all the time and don't have any trouble with the AF.

    According to Nikon, the TC17 and TC2 won't work with the 300/4. That's because the min aperture drops below f5.6. I haven't tried using them, but I think they will still work, but the AF performance will be reduced a good bit. They should work fine in bright light, but you will probably have trouble when the sun starts to go down.
     
  3. Which version is it? If it´s an AF-S then Nikon TCs work... if older AF model you´ll need a third party TC, for example Kenko pro 300...
     
  4. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    I use both the Kenko 1.4 and the Nikon 1.7 with no problems at all. It just focuses a little slower.
     
  5. Owenh

    Owenh

    71
    Nov 24, 2006
    Hueytown, Al.
    My lense is a AF-S. Will Kenko or Nikon both work ?
     
  6. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Yes, same as mine.
     
  7. I've had very good results with the Nikkor TC14 and my 300/f4
     
  8. I have used and got good results with my Kenko 1.4 Teleplus 300 DG.

    Exif lens data also reflects it being 420mm.

    Here is an example.

    large.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 7, 2007
  9. Another vote for the TC14E II
     
  10. Guest-002

    Guest-002 Guest

    263
    Jan 14, 2006
    Worcester, MA
    Here's a sample of the 300 f/4 with a Nikon TC-17E

    original.
     
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