Kenko 1.4x teleconverter

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Huge, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. Huge

    Huge Guest

    Well, it arrived and it fits on the camera (D50) and lens (Nikon AF-S
    70-300 f4.5), which still appear to work as designed. It seems reasonably
    well made.

    The VR seems to be a little frantic, but it still works. The AF is a bit
    hit-or-miss, but it always was with this lens - I usually end up using it
    in manual mode.

    That's it for the moment.
     
    Huge, Jul 10, 2009
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  2. I've got the same 70-300 lens and AF has always been spot on (with a D70s).
    If yours is still under guarantee I'd be inclined to return to supplier and
    complain.

    Cheers,

    Geoff.
     
    Geoff. Hayward, Jul 10, 2009
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  3. Huge

    Huge Guest

    It's no longer under guarantee and has already been back to Nikon once. (VR
    lenses can only be repaired by Nikon.)

    What do you mean by "spot on"? Only, it's fine once it decides it wants to
    focus on something, but frequently winds from one end of the focus range
    to the other and back before making its mind up. OTOH, it works just fine with
    the camera in "Sport" (follow focus) mode, which is most of what I bought
    it for (motorsport - See this month's "Sprint" magazine!)

    I'm not that bothered. This is the first AF camera I've ever owned, so doing
    it for myself is no big deal.
     
    Huge, Jul 10, 2009
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  4. Hi,

    I mostly use the lens for taking pictures of grandchildren playing rugby,
    football and at sports days etc. In this instance "spot on" means focusing
    quicker and more accurately than I could do in those circumstances.

    Cheers,

    Geoff.
     
    Geoff. Hayward, Jul 10, 2009
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  5. Huge

    Mark Guest

    JOOI.... what did you pay for it and where - if it's OK to ask? Can
    you upload some example shots somewhere. I'm really interested in the
    combo you now have (I have a D60 though).
     
    Mark, Jul 10, 2009
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  6. Huge

    Chris H Guest

    I hope so as I was about to start searching for a good price in the UK
     
    Chris H, Jul 10, 2009
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  7. Huge

    Huge Guest

    Sure. £129 + VAT & P&P (which they amusingly refer to as "frieght") totalling
    £137. From Microglobe Photoequipments. www.microglobe.co.uk
    I will as soon as I've taken some! I just took some shots of a green
    woodpecker in the garden, but first, breakfast.
     
    Huge, Jul 11, 2009
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  8. Huge

    Huge Guest

    That's wrong. Oh, I misread the invoice. It's £129 inc VAT + "frieght", total
    £137.
     
    Huge, Jul 11, 2009
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