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Old Apr 19, 2006, 8:05 AM   #1
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I just purchased the D200 and mainly use the Nikkor 80-400mm VR lens, my question is which teleconverter is OK to use with this setup?

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Old Apr 19, 2006, 8:35 AM   #2
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Teleconverter Table tells something about compatibility.
However even some teleconverters will work with 80-400 f4.5-5.6 VR the lens is not designed to be used with TC:s.
You will lose autofocus, (camera wants f5.6 or faster lens to achieve accurate af).
And picture quality may degrade more that with lenses that are meant to be used with TC:s.
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Old Apr 20, 2006, 6:32 PM   #3
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I have a D-70 and use a Quantaray 2X Teleconverter with the Nikon 80 to 400 lense, both the AF and VR fuctions work on my camera.
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Old Apr 21, 2006, 7:58 AM   #4
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Nikon states that lenses must be f5.6 or brighter to achieve accurate autofocus.
Af may still work in bright environmets and for easy targets but it's not reliable in poorer conditions.

80-400mm f4.5-5.6 + 1.4x TC = 112-560mm f6.3-8
80-400mm f4.5-5.6 + 2x TC = 60-800mm f9-11
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Old Apr 21, 2006, 12:48 PM   #5
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Good information, I appreciate it guys! :-)
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Old Apr 22, 2006, 5:12 PM   #6
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It seems to work in low light too.
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