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  1. #1
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    Teleconverter or 400+ lens?

    So I just recently bought a old school 80-200 2.8 to use with my newspaper sports photography. And it got me thinking, how well would a 1.4 or 2x teleconverter work with this lens?

    Since this lens is old school AF and the newer teleconverters are AF-S, wound that be a issue? Do I need to try and find a older Teleconverter?

    Or would I just be better off saving the money and trying to buy a 400 or 600 lens?

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  2. #2
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    Re: Teleconverter or 400+ lens?

    There are various Nikon Teleconverter Compatibility Charts on the internet. Here's one... Google for others.


  3. #3
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    Re: Teleconverter or 400+ lens?

    I wanted to get a 300mm f/4 AF-D that wasn't an AF-S. The shop might have called it a screw drive lens. It wasn't compatible with any Nikon teleconverters so I bought the 300mm f/4 AF-S version instead. The shop said it might be possible that a Kenko teleconverter would work for the first lens I considered, but the quality of that teleconverter isn't nearly as sharp as a Nikon TC.

    You might want to call Nikon and ask just to be sure.
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  4. #4
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    Re: Teleconverter or 400+ lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by drummerJ99 View Post

    Or would I just be better off saving the money and trying to buy a 400 or 600 lens?
    You would probably have better image quality without a teleconverter.

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