The Sigma 120-300 2.8 is on the way Question

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It will be here next week but I have a Kenko 1.4 will it work ok on this lens? or is it better to get the Sigma and if so which one? I may even try a 2X but that will be a little later.

Thanks
Mike
 
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I had the older version of this converter and if yours is the DG version, I also had the older version of the 120-300. I could get it to focus, which was more than I could say about trying to use the Nikon TC. It was a very sloppy focus though and I didn't find it usuable for why I had the lens. The newer versions may work differently though. I never got the Sigma TC, but it is suppose to work VERY well.

Either way you will enjoy this lens. It is very sharp.
 
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So, you'll probably get this by mid-week...

Hmmm....if my calculations are correct, we should expect to see this 120-300 in the For Sale forums here, FM and Nikonians by no later than, say, Sunday... :biggrin:

Just kidding!

Seriously though, I've often considered buying this lens for the zoom versatility for sports. I've used a friend's a few times and liked it very much. If you do decide to sell it, and if it's a good copy, drop me a line.
 
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Hi Mike,

I was going to buy a kenko 1.4 DG teleconverter this month anyway, so if you don't mind sending to the Uk again, please keep me in mind if you decide to sell it.

regards
 
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So, you'll probably get this by mid-week...

Hmmm....if my calculations are correct, we should expect to see this 120-300 in the For Sale forums here, FM and Nikonians by no later than, say, Sunday... :biggrin:

Just kidding!

Seriously though, I've often considered buying this lens for the zoom versatility for sports. I've used a friend's a few times and liked it very much. If you do decide to sell it, and if it's a good copy, drop me a line.
LOL you know how many people have asked me to put them on my list? I may have a gold mine here LOL

Oh and I don't think your kidding LOL
 
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Hi Mike,

I was going to buy a kenko 1.4 DG teleconverter this month anyway, so if you don't mind sending to the Uk again, please keep me in mind if you decide to sell it.

regards

I sure will I have the Sigma 1.4 coming now and I may want a 2X so I will keep you in mind and I can send to the UK
 
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Mike,
I purchased the lesn a 2x and the 1.4. I find no difference in the focus speed and no degradation in picture quality using the 1.4. With the 2x the focus is about 30 to 50% slower and the picture quality is a bit soft, acceptable, but soft. Definately need a tripod with the 2x attached.
If you wish to see some shots chekc out the Tewksbury Lacrosse games at www.threepairs.photoreflect.com

Barry
 
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Mike,
I purchased the lesn a 2x and the 1.4. I find no difference in the focus speed and no degradation in picture quality using the 1.4. With the 2x the focus is about 30 to 50% slower and the picture quality is a bit soft, acceptable, but soft. Definately need a tripod with the 2x attached.
If you wish to see some shots chekc out the Tewksbury Lacrosse games at www.threepairs.photoreflect.com

Barry
Thanks for sharing looks great
 
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I think this lens is next on my list. I just bought a D2x and I think this lens, combined with the D2x HSC mode, would be killer for sports! I shoot dog agility and a 240-600 2.8 would be hard to beat. Please post sample pics when you get the lens.
 

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