Nikkor teleconverters with Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF zoom

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by greg, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. greg

    greg Guest

    Hi folks,

    I love my Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF zoom
    (http://www.nikonusa.com/template.php?cat=1&grp=5&productNr=1986) that I
    picked up second-hand a few years ago.

    I'd like to use a teleconverter with it, such as the Nikkor TC-14E II
    (http://www.nikonusa.com/template.php?cat=1&grp=5&productNr=2129), but it
    APPEARS that this (and the other current Nikkor teleconverters) only work
    with AF-S and AF-I lenses.

    Can anyone actually confirm that I can't use a current Nikkor teleconverter
    with my zoom lens?

    If I can't use these ones, will any older Nikkors work? If so, do they suck?

    Thanks so much.
    Greg
     
    greg, Aug 27, 2005
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  2. Without modifying the teleconverter, the combination doesn't work. Even
    with modification, you lose autofocus capability.
    Here's a chart of what works and with what caveats. Personally I use
    a either a Kenko Pro 1.4x DG, which retains AF, and on rare occasion
    an 1980's era Tokina 7-element 2x, which does not.

    http://blog.nikonians.org/archives/Nikonians Teleconverter Table.pdf
     
    Michael Benveniste, Aug 27, 2005
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