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    Which 2x teleconverter ...

    for a Nikon 80-200af-d two ring f2.8 lens??

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    Re: Which 2x teleconverter ...

    Kenko will AF nicely on all screw-drive and AFS lenses, VR will function on lenses that have it.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...s_Pro_300.html

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    I just bought a Tamron 2x and I use it on my Nikkor 80-200 2.8D

    Works very nicely and I was surprised by the sharpness. I was fully prepared to be disappointed by loss of sharpness, but I'm happy!

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    Re: Which 2x teleconverter ...

    see if you can't try one before buying. i have had bad luck with 2X's. 1.4's okay but not 2.0's

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    Re: Which 2x teleconverter ...

    I have and have used Kenko 1.4x but am looking into needing more then my 80-200 with 1.4x can do or my 70-300VR can do without TC. I do not need this often but wonder for those times that I do, if a 2x would work with the 80-200/2.8 afd. Or need to wait until a new 80-400VR is released...guess that is another option

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    Having used a number of Teleconverters, my best luck (best IQ) came from the 1.7x Nikon converter. My 2.0 was very soft in comparison and I found the additional reach was compromised by the lack of IQ. JMHO and YMMV

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    Re: Which 2x teleconverter ...

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyspedden View Post
    Don

    Having used a number of Teleconverters, my best luck (best IQ) came from the 1.7x Nikon converter. My 2.0 was very soft in comparison and I found the additional reach was compromised by the lack of IQ. JMHO and YMMV

    Woody

    Woody -
    Thanks for your input, but I am sure you know that the 1.7x won't work with the 80-200/2.8, only the newer 70-200VR, and having owned one that was NOT a good sample, I won't go that way again until they revamp that lens. Just sold the 1.7x a few mos ago, as I don't see myself needing it in the near future.

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    Re: Which 2x teleconverter ...

    Quote Originally Posted by DonWeston View Post
    Woody -
    Thanks for your input, but I am sure you know that the 1.7x won't work with the 80-200/2.8, only the newer 70-200VR, ...
    ... unless the 80-200 is the AF-S version.

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    Re: Which 2x teleconverter ...

    I stand or in this case "sit" corrected....thanks for the info..unfortunately for me I am happy with my old afd version...

    Kind of sounds like finding a 2x that does not degrade the image too much is not possible....??

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    Re: Which 2x teleconverter ...

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyspedden View Post
    Don

    Having used a number of Teleconverters, my best luck (best IQ) came from the 1.7x Nikon converter. My 2.0 was very soft in comparison and I found the additional reach was compromised by the lack of IQ. JMHO and YMMV

    Woody
    Quote Originally Posted by fultonpics View Post
    see if you can't try one before buying. i have had bad luck with 2X's. 1.4's okay but not 2.0's
    I totally agree with Woody and fultonpics on this. I was very disappointed in the 2x, but the 1.4x and 1.7x gave me good results with D3 and D700.

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    Which 2x teleconverter

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