Teleconverter for Nikon D60

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by oojamaflip, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. oojamaflip

    oojamaflip Guest

    I have a Nikon D60 and my longest lens is a Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm
    4.5-5.6 G.

    I'm planning to go on Safari and would like the option to extend my
    focal length when I need it but don't want the size, weight and cost
    of a longer lens. I've been considering teleconveters (and mirror
    lenses) but can't work out what will work.

    Advice on the following would be really appreciated:

    What will be compatible?
    Any recommendations or ones to avoid?
    Will the AF still work?
    Will the auto exposure still work?
    Is it worth it?

    Thanks in advance
    oojamaflip, Apr 29, 2009
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  2. oojamaflip

    Guest Guest

    most third party converters will work, although the results might not
    be all that wonderful. they'll add a 1-2 stops, making the viewfinder
    very dim and possibly affecting autofocus.
    for that lens, all of them.
    officially, autofocus is only guaranteed for lenses f/5.6 or faster. at
    a minimum, you'll lose 1 stop (for a 1.4x), so you will be past the
    limit. however, it's not a hard limit and the camera will still focus
    beyond f/5.6, although it will be a little slower and probably hunt a
    bit more. in bright light it may not even be noticeable, but if the
    light is dim, it might have a lot of trouble locking focus.
    if the teleconverter has electronic contacts, it should.
    no. you'll do much better by just cropping the image.
    Guest, Apr 29, 2009
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  3. oojamaflip

    frank Guest

    Define safari. I'd do some checking on line as far as what gear is
    needed to get decent shots, it looks like what you have is not going
    to cut it. For one, you'll need a robust body. And longer lenses.
    Probably faster if you're going to shoot in the morning and into dusk.

    There are places like outdoor photography or american photographer
    that have blogs from people who have gone on safari. One of the best
    is what to take going to the Galapagos.

    Consider what you're spending to go on safari. As some bloggers
    said,its a once in a lifetime deal. A few grand on camera gear wasn't
    much considering the trip costs.
    frank, May 3, 2009
  4. He said he's going on Safari, upper case- it's a free browser, now
    available for Windows.
    John McWilliams, May 4, 2009
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