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Old Apr 3, 2006, 4:56 PM   #1
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Hi all

I have the af-s nikkor 55-200mm 1:4 5.6g ed lens and was wondering if there is such a thing as a converter to use with this lens, or would it we be better to get a bigger lens.

I want to be able to take closer shots of birdsand animals so any ideas on if a converter for this lens or a bigger lens all together would be the best bet.

any info much appreciated.

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Old Apr 4, 2006, 11:59 AM   #2
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I think it is posible to use TC with that lens but there will be som issues:
-You lose autofocus because 1.4xTC eats one stop of light.
-Image quality will detoriate significantly

I'd buy longer lens as it will certainly give better results, however tele lenses tend to be quite expensive.
I would check out following models, they offer great cost/quality ratio:
Sigma 100-300 f4 EX IF HSM (super sharp outresolves most DSLR:s)
Sigma 80-400 f4.5-5.6 EX OS APO (slow focus and bit dark but OS helps a lot)

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Old Apr 6, 2006, 6:17 AM   #3
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Hi there shred

thanks for the reply

Ireckon i might go for a bigger lense when i can afford.

I'm having quite a lot fun at the mo trying out different settings just trying to get my head around apertures shutter speeds and iso's.

Was wondering why all my shots were over expsoed the i realised that i had the iso on 1600 DOH ha ha ha its the first that i'm really enjoying actually learning something.

cheers

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