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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

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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.

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