A Site for Photographers by Photographers

Community > Forums > Nikon > Nikon Lenses and Optics > Teleconverter for AF-S 55-200...

Featured Equipment Deals

The August Monthly Project Read More

The August Monthly Project

For August's monthly project, Tom Persinger is joining us again to explore the various ways of using texture to evoke tactile qualities in our photographs. Please add your photo to the thread and...

Latest Equipment Articles

4 Outdoor & Adventure Photo Packs Read More

4 Outdoor & Adventure Photo Packs

Photo packs have come a long way in the past decade, especially those that are targeted toward outdoor and adventure photographers. Alaska-based adventure photographer Dan Bailey takes a closer look...

Latest Learning Articles

A Brief History of Photography - Part I (Video Tutorial) Read More

A Brief History of Photography - Part I (Video Tutorial)

This video tutorial gives a succinct overview of the discovery and development of photography from the origins of the camera obscura through the Daguerrotype process. Next week's tutorial will cover...


Teleconverter for AF-S 55-200 VR

John Benning , Feb 16, 2008; 12:37 p.m.

Hi

Any suggestions on a teleconverter for a Nikon DX AF-S 55-200/4-5.6G VR lens on a D70?

many thanks

john

Responses

Stephen Kinosh , Feb 16, 2008; 01:13 p.m.

NONE:

YOu will NOT be happy with the results. That lens is slow to start with, and a 2X will make is an 8-11.2. And at that point, a tripod is mandatory.

Steve

Michael R. Freeman , Feb 16, 2008; 01:18 p.m.

I would suggest NONE. The AF-S 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR lens is just not a good candidate for a teleconverter. Been there, done that (with similar lenses). It's too slow on the long end where you'll want to use it with a TC, which means an effective viewing aperture of f/8 with a 1.4x converter. That means spotty and erratic autofocus (or none at all), and very difficult manual focus because of the dim viewfinder image.

If you are determined to use a TC on this lens, then the Kenko Pro 300 1.4X or identical Tamron SP-AF 1.4X are probably your best option. Forget about trying a 2X - it will be virtually unusable on this lens.

Kent Staubus , Feb 16, 2008; 03:43 p.m.

Forget about it on that lens.

Kent in SD

John Benning , Feb 16, 2008; 03:54 p.m.

that's what I was afraid of. thanks all.

Roland Vink , Feb 17, 2008; 04:27 p.m.

If you want a longer lens, the 70-300VR is probably your best option.

Back to top

Notify me of Responses