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Old Sep 13, 2011, 9:16 PM   #1
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Ever since I got the D90 and the 70-200mm f2.8VRI, I've been wanting to add more focal length. I started thinking about getting the Nikon 300mm f4. But, luckily, I read an article by Thom Hogan on the 70-200mm f2.8 and mentioned how well the 70-200mm worked with a TC-14E teleconverter. By adding the TC14E, the 70-200mm effectively becomes a 300mm F4.

I found a used telecon at KEH.com and got it today. Didn't have much daylight left to play with it. But, I did go down to the waters edge and took a few shots before it got too dark.

One thing is sure, Hogan is right, the auto focus doesn't seem to be affected by the telecon. The combo worked perfectly, focused VERY quickly, and did not hunt. If there is a degradation in IQ, I can't see it.


A couple of quick shots of a gull flying:



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Old Sep 13, 2011, 10:20 PM   #2
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Yeah, that combo is going to be a 'thriller' Zig.
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Fantastic detail on the gull. Enjoy your new toy.
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You and that combo were made for each other.... excellent shots
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 9:28 PM   #5
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Hi All,

Thanks for taking the time to look and comment.

And yes, I'm having fun with this new combo. Coming from using a camera that
always was a hit or miss affair as far as capturing a bird in flight, I find that this set up almost surprises me as to how straightforward it is to get a flying bird captured and in focus.

Now what I have to work on is framing properly.

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Old Sep 18, 2011, 4:20 AM   #6
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great shots, i like the first one better but only because of the blue sky
but im sure a bit of photoshop could easily change the second one.
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