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    300mm f4 IF-ED with 1.4 tc

    Can anyone please advise what the image quality is like using a 1.4 tc with the above lens. Also can you please advise if your experience is with using a Nikon tc or a Kenko tc. Regarding the Kenko there appears to be more than one version but do they perform the same?
    I have heard some people leave a 1.4 permanently attached to this lens which might suggest hardly any IQ loss. My own experience with TCs in the past on Canon lenses has not been a good one.


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    Re: 300mm f4 IF-ED with 1.4 tc

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter7100 View Post
    Can anyone please advise what the image quality is like using a 1.4 tc with the above lens. Also can you please advise if your experience is with using a Nikon tc or a Kenko tc. Regarding the Kenko there appears to be more than one version but do they perform the same?
    I have heard some people leave a 1.4 permanently attached to this lens which might suggest hardly any IQ loss. My own experience with TCs in the past on Canon lenses has not been a good one.
    IQ is amazing! My 300mm f/4 PF is having auto focus issues so currently I'm back to using my Nikon 300mm f/4 non-VR lens coupled with the Nikon 1.4x TC. Stick with the Nikon TC if you can afford it. You will experience image degradation with the Kenko. But with the Nikon 1.4x TC, the images are fantastic!
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    300mm f4 IF-ED with 1.4 tc
    Here is one from a couple years ago with that combo. This image has a great amount of detail.

    300mm f4 IF-ED with 1.4 tc-300560d1542941062-hark-2018-_dsc1247-low-res.jpg
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    Re: 300mm f4 IF-ED with 1.4 tc

    I have that lens with the 1.4 TC always attached. It makes for a very sharp and light 420mm f/5.6. I have an old Nikon TC 14E that I found used. Note that the TC 14E III is not compatible. I highly recommend this set up unless you need VR.
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    Re: 300mm f4 IF-ED with 1.4 tc

    300mm f4 IF-ED with 1.4 tc
    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    Here is one from a couple years ago with that combo. This image has a great amount of detail.

    300mm f4 IF-ED with 1.4 tc-300560d1542941062-hark-2018-_dsc1247-low-res.jpg
    Thanks for that image. As you say there is plently of detail.

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    Re: 300mm f4 IF-ED with 1.4 tc

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodyg3 View Post
    I have that lens with the 1.4 TC always attached. It makes for a very sharp and light 420mm f/5.6. I have an old Nikon TC 14E that I found used. Note that the TC 14E III is not compatible. I highly recommend this set up unless you need VR.
    Thanks for the reply. With that older Nikon TC 14E did you still have full AF on your D7100 at f5.6?

    Do you know if the the TC 14e II is compatible as I can't see any mark I versions anywhere.
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    Re: 300mm f4 IF-ED with 1.4 tc

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter7100 View Post
    Thanks for that image. As you say there is plently of detail.
    Quote Originally Posted by Peter7100 View Post
    Thanks for the reply. With that older Nikon TC 14E did you still have full AF on your D7100 at f5.6?
    Mine isn't the new one - sorry, I didn't think to mention it. Mine is the Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E II.

    https://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-pr...tc-14e-ii.html
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    300mm f4 IF-ED with 1.4 tc
    Peter7100, yes the 1.4x ii works fine with the D7100. This chart comes from page 295 of the D7100 Owner's Manual.

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    Re: 300mm f4 IF-ED with 1.4 tc

    I have my refurbished D7100, 300mm f/4 non-VR lens, and 1.4x TC combo ready to go take one or two pics for you. Later tonight I will try to post the SOOC NEF's and jpeg's in my Dropbox so you can look at the unedited files.
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    Re: 300mm f4 IF-ED with 1.4 tc

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    I have my refurbished D7100, 300mm f/4 non-VR lens, and 1.4x TC combo ready to go take one or two pics for you. Later tonight I will try to post the SOOC NEF's and jpeg's in my Dropbox so you can look at the unedited files.
    many thanks





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