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Old Mar 23, 2003, 12:19 PM   #1
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I'm looking for at teleconverter 2x. I dont want a Nikon TC - there's too much emty space in my wallet these days. Anybody who know i.e the Sigma TC, Teleplus or some cheap ones like those ?

I've had a Nikon TC-14 before but didnt really use it much - so now I'm looking for at cheap one that will fit my needs !

Any suggestions ? Oh yeah - it's for a Nikon lens of course!
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Old Mar 23, 2003, 3:14 PM   #2
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i use the sigma EX 2x converter. in the US its $169. i've been reasonably happy using it. haven't really needed to use it that much though. its one of those thing you really don't want but you know your going to need. used it on my F5 about 15 times so far.
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Thanks for your reply SJMS - I think I give it a try at my dealer! By the way - what about matrix, AF ...a.s.o ?
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haven't heard of those. you know the name changes as you cross the atlantic ocean
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The Kenko Pro 300 (1.4x or 2x or 3x) gets pretty good reviews.
B&H prices 169, 189, 199.
Will autofocus, too
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Old Mar 31, 2003, 12:27 PM   #6
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Thank - I'll give it a try!
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Old Jul 2, 2003, 11:50 AM   #7
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Kenko Pro line gets my vote. Haven't had an issue with its use. You do lose 1 or 2 stops of light and overall image loses some sharpness, but nothing that can't be brought back via Photoshop.

Check the Kenko website for lens compatibility before you buy. Not all lenses are compatible.
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Old Jul 2, 2003, 11:55 AM   #8
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Thanks but I bought an used Nikon manuel TC - it works fine on my D100. I almost never use it.
Thanks anyway!
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Old Jul 8, 2003, 5:21 PM   #9
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I have good experience with Tamron 2X SPAF TC. Works fine with my lenses (not with the real AFS like 300/4 or 500/4) but with the rest. Step down one stop, and you get a good image. The manual TCs loose the metering of the D100.
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Thanks - but now I'm selling the Nikon TC again. I never used it. A waste of money IMO. TC in common that is!
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