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TC20EII --- good or bad?

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by arthury, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. Based on my experience, one cannot really rule out the TC20EII and consider it worthless. If the situation is pretty low contrast and dim, this TC will probably not work well. But, if the environment is high contrast, it works pretty well as it is shown here.

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    D300; 500VR + TC20EII;
  2. johnmh


    Nov 21, 2007
    Greater NYC
    I've gotten some very nice shots with this on the 70-200 and even the 200-400 (manually focusing) that I wouldn't have gotten otherwise. You can be picky about iq but if you never would have gotten the shot in the first place otherwise........
  3. I use one with my 80-200 AFS-D and agree with your observations. Good light, contrast, tripod and the right subject.
  4. I also have used the TC-20E II on the 400 f/2.8 AF-S II and 200 f/2 VR. It works especially well with the newer D3 and D300 when one can adjust AF-Fine Tune.

    From this morning:

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  5. Would love to see a %100 crop of that to get a real idea of the sharpness as it looks very impressive scaled down.
  6. Tim O

    Tim O

    Jun 11, 2006
    D200 & 300 2.8 with TC EII 1/200 f7.1 ISO 200
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    D300 300 2.8 & TCE II 1/1250 f6.3 ISO 200
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    Works pretty darn well with the 300 2.8 VR:biggrin:
  7. I wasn't always impressed with mine. I found it to be soft quite a bit and bought the 1.4 instead.
  8. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    I like mine

    from 150 yds away 200-400 vr with 2x big crops, d200. f10,




  9. lisagott


    Apr 1, 2008
    Has anyone used the 2.0 TC with their D3 and 70-200 and willing to comment on the IQ or share some of their results? I have read that there is a drop-off in IQ with the 2.0 but wondered how significant it might be with the D3 and 70-200 combo particularly in day time football games. I am currently only going to be shooting at the middle school level, which will be games between roughly 4:30 and and 7:00 p.m. I expect there to be enough contrast and that the available light will be ok (until maybe later in the season) and that there will not be a low light focusing issue as there might be at night games. I am missing the reach of my D300 and taking advantage of less cropping in PP. I much rather prefer the feel of shooting with the D3, especially when using such a long/heavy lens without a tripod. I especially prefer the faster fps of the D3. I'm torn with which combo to use. Thanks, in advance, for any suggestions!!
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