Will a tamron sp 2x pro teleconverter work with a canon 75-300 IS lens? Going to Alaska

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Guest, Mar 10, 2006.

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    Guest Guest

    I'm planning on taking a trip to Alaska in August. I want to make sure I
    have the proper equipment to get great wildlife shots of bears, eagles, etc.
    I have a Canon 20d digital SLR and various lenses including a Canon 75-300
    IS lens. I was thinking about purchasing a 2x teleconverter to increase the
    range of my lenses. Will the Tamron SP 2x Pro Teleconverter work with my
    Canon 75-300 IS lens? How is the quality of this teleconverter? I will
    lose 2 stops, correct? I don't like bringing a tripod, but if I have to use
    it, I will. Can I somehow use shutter priorty mode to increase the shutter
    speed and shoot without a tripod? Or is a tripod necessary? Any other
    suggestions on equipment/tips for getting good shots in Alaska?

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    Guest, Mar 10, 2006
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    SMS Guest

    Bring the tripod. I was very glad that I had it in Alaska, though I
    didn't have an IS lens. I didn't have a teleconverter, but I think that
    it would have been good to have for some shots. This was back a few
    years, and I didn't have a EOS-20D, I was using an EOS-5 with a 100-300USM.

    If you're taking pictures of glaciers, be careful with the exposure.

    Do not approach any grizzly bears.
     
    SMS, Mar 11, 2006
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    Neil Ellwood Guest

    It's funny you should say that - neither have I or even with one.
     
    Neil Ellwood, Mar 11, 2006
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    nobody Guest

    I will be staying at Northface Lodge in Denali National Park in late August
    mainly, among other places. I also plan on going over into Canada to do
    some shooting. Any suggestions for photographing Mount McKinley around
    Wonder Lake? I have purchased several additions to my equipment repertoire
    lately including a Galen Rowell Singh-Ray Soft Graduated Neutral Density
    Filter, more CF cards, Expodisc, etc and thought a 2x teleconverter might be
    nice to have. Don't you think a teleconverter would be wise to have? If
    not the Tamron one I mentioned, which one? Any other suggestions on low to
    moderate priced equipment/books/videos/workshops. I am willing to spend
    "some" money on something that will really help me get great photos and
    could possibly reuse, but I'm not rich and photography is more of a serious
    hobby than a career, so I probably won't spend 4k or more on a nice L lens.

    Thanks for all the help,

    Rick Baker

    http://www.rickbakerimages.com
     
    nobody, Mar 11, 2006
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