2.0 teleconverter with the new 80-400G on a D800.

zaphodzaphod Posts: 1Member
edited July 2013 in Nikon Lenses
Any one that have tried that combination? How is the AF working? I think the perfect combo would be a 1.7. But the current 1.7 is not aspheric so I need to wait until 1.7iii or is the 2.0iii working fine? That will be a 800mm with AF. Pretty amazing... if it works...

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  • sevencrossingsevencrossing Posts: 2,800Member
    edited July 2013
    yes I have tried that combination with the tc-20e iii
    The results are rubbish, AF sort of works but IQ is considerable worst than cropping ( the light is going through too much glass)
    IMHO : with a D800 + any TC + any zoom, you are better off cropping
    the only exception might be the 200 -400 f4

    I think TCs belong to days of film

    ( others will disagreed)

    BTW The new 80-400 is a fantastic lens with no TC









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  • haroldpharoldp Posts: 984Member
    I just came back from the 150th Gettysburg re-enactment shooting almost entirely with D800E and 80-400G.

    For the further shots I set the function button to switch between FX and DX crop.

    Performance of the lens / auto focus system is awesome, particularly 3D continuous AF for the cavalry melee's .

    .... H
    D810, D3x, 14-24/2.8, 50/1.4D, 24-70/2.8, 24-120/4 VR, 70-200/2.8 VR1, 80-400 G, 200-400/4 VR1, 400/2.8 ED VR G, 105/2 DC, 17-55/2.8.
    Nikon N90s, F100, F, lots of Leica M digital and film stuff.

  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 4,006Member
    I wouldn't use any 2X TC on a zoom, they are designed to be used with high quality primes only.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • dissentdissent Posts: 1,268Member
    I just came back from the 150th Gettysburg re-enactment shooting almost entirely with D800E and 80-400G.
    .... H
    I am VERY jealous. I'll bet you got some great pics.
    - Ian . . . [D7000, D7100; Nikon glass: 35 f1.8, 85 f1.8, 70-300 VR, 105 f2.8 VR, 12-24 f4; 16-85 VR, 300 f4D, 14E-II TC, SB-400, SB-700 . . . and still plenty of ignorance]
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