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Old Jun 7, 2006, 10:05 AM   #1
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I want a little more reach, without reaching into my pocket. Anyone have any experience with the Tamron 70-300 kit lenses with 2x converter (or similar lens). It would be used for outdoor nature shots. I'm not concerned if I lose autofocus, I just want to be able to get closer to that occasional animal that is sitting off in the distance (in good light conditions). Any suggestions.
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Old Jun 7, 2006, 6:06 PM   #2
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your gonna lose 2+ stops or so of light, so yoru gonnna need alot of light and high ISO...jsut a thoguth,.
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Old Jun 8, 2006, 7:52 AM   #3
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2x teleconverters are typically not very good optically. They usually soft, and the two stops light loss hurts, especially on a long telezoom like the 70-300 (which is soft anyway at lengths over 200mm). It will also be impossible to handhold without camera shake. Tele converters really don't work well with zooms, and were designed with primes in mind.
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Old Jun 8, 2006, 10:53 AM   #4
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Thx rj, that's the info I was looking for, guess it's time to start saving for that bigger reach.
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