Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DL Macro Super II with teleconverter

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Siddhartha Jain, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. I am getting a Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DL Macro Super II. Wondering if
    anyone's using a teleconverter on it with satisfactory results?

    Now, I know that this is not as good as the APO but from what I read it
    seems to do a decent job for the price. But not sure it will yield good
    results with a teleconverter.

    If you are satisfied with this lens + a telecon then please let me know
    what teleconverter are you using alongwith a few sample shots.
    Thanks,

    Siddhartha
     
    Siddhartha Jain, Jan 31, 2005
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  2. I have the cheaper Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 and my only comments are after talking
    to the Ritz store manager: Don't use a 2x, as already discussed in earlier
    threads this past weekend. Autofocus does not work beyond the the 200mm
    range. Manual focus will not produce sharp results, and will be very
    "grainy". I returned it am now looking for a Canon 1.4x with a money back
    satisfaction guarantee.
     
    Toomanyputters, Jan 31, 2005
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  3. And how is the lens without a teleconverter?

    - Siddhartha
     
    Siddhartha Jain, Jan 31, 2005
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  4. I think it is very good. I shoot a lot of birds in motion and I find
    nothing wrong with it.
     
    Toomanyputters, Jan 31, 2005
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  5. Got any images online? Thanks for the feedback.

    - Siddhartha
     
    Siddhartha Jain, Feb 1, 2005
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  6. Siddhartha Jain

    JPS Guest

    In message <I%vLd.63928$>,
    Teleconverters can't make images "grainy". Maybe what you mean is that
    grain (film) or noise (digital) is the only high-frequency component in
    the image when the optics are too soft. They are *always* there, sharp
    focus or not.
    --
     
    JPS, Feb 2, 2005
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  7. Siddhartha Jain

    Ed Ruf Guest

    Very incorrect generalization. I use a Nikon TC-20EII with a Nikon 70-200mm
    f/2.8 VR lens on my D70 with very good results. Examples cane be seen at
    http://edwardgruf.com/Digital_Photography/D70/misc/index.html
    top right two and bottom three all taken with this combo handheld.
     
    Ed Ruf, Feb 2, 2005
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  8. Yea, that's what I meant. But I stand by what I said about AF not working
    correctly beyond 200mm on the Sigma. Maybe I should not have commented at
    all, since I used a cheaper 2x on a cheaper Sigma. But having read the
    earlier comments using a 2x converter, I was experienceing most of those
    problems. Now I see follow ups with those of you having great success with
    these converters.
     
    Toomanyputters, Feb 2, 2005
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