Teleconvertor, not not teleconvertor

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Akomic, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. Akomic

    Akomic Guest


    I'm completely new to this photography lark, but I'm loving getting out
    there and snapping away with my Nikon F55 SLR.

    I was wondering what you would recmmond in terms of cost effective EXTRA
    zoom than I get from my 70-300mm telephoto lens.

    I don't want to spend huge amounts, basically due to the fact that my camera
    only cost £300 inc. 2 lenses, bag, lens cloth and 6 ISO400 films. So...
    obviously not a top of the range product!!!

    I've heard mixed reports about teleconvertors, so, I'd like to know what you
    all think... are they worth it? Is there a cheaper option that the official
    Nikon one?

    TIA for your thoughts.

    Akomic, Aug 26, 2003
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  2. Akomic

    Bob Sull Guest

    I use a 1.4 X teleconverter. It is a relatively inexpensive way to
    extend a lens. My 300mm f/4 becomes a 420mm f/5.6.

    Mine is a Tamron SP and I use Canon gear.

    You might see if Nikon recommends a TC for your lens. Some lenses need
    special TCs.

    Bob Sull, Aug 26, 2003
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    rufref Guest

    Amen! I had a teleconverter back in the 70's and it was crap, and I have
    one now, and they are still crap.
    rufref, Aug 27, 2003
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