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Old Saturday 10th June 2006, 13:54   #1
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1.4x and 2.0x TC's

For the past couple of months for 'birding' ..I've been using an old (from ebay) Sigma 400mm f5.6 Apo Macro (prime) lens with my Nikon D50. Very pleased.

I purchased a Kenko 1.4 x TC and again - very good results - hardly noticeable drop in quality...

There's never enough range for birds - so I ordered and just (today) received a Kenko 2x TC and have just been out for a 'trial run' - not a lot of birds but a few test shots have proved to be 'spot on' - again very little loss in quality. As long as the light is good focussing is OK and fully Auto.

Many people on here and other forums say 'don't bother with a X2 - too much quality loss'....

Just to let people on here know - with my combination - i'm extremely pleased.... I had visions of putting the X2 on the camera and being disappointed ... No - the exact opposite !

Just goes to prove that 'experts' sometimes give opinions without trying the goods.... Anyone in doubt over a x2 -- I say --- go for it !!!!
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Old Saturday 10th June 2006, 19:35   #2
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2x T-cons can produce excellent results, if used behind a good lens, typically prime lenses.
Would you mind posting example shots?
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Old Sunday 11th June 2006, 08:49   #3
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x2 TC....

...I've only had the X2 for a day.... When I get a few decent bird shots i'll put them into my gallery on here...



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2x T-cons can produce excellent results, if used behind a good lens, typically prime lenses.
Would you mind posting example shots?
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