A Site for Photographers by Photographers

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

Featured Equipment Deals

Introduction to Building a Portfolio in Lightroom (Video Tutorial) Read More

Introduction to Building a Portfolio in Lightroom (Video Tutorial)

Learn to build a portfolio in Lightroom using the program's unique organizing tools to narrow down your selection and create a strong, specialized portfolio.

Latest Equipment Articles

From Light to Ink: An Exhibit Using Canon's imagePROGRAF printers Read More

From Light to Ink: An Exhibit Using Canon's imagePROGRAF printers

"From Light to Ink" featured the work of Canon Inspirers and contest winners, all printed using Canon's imagePROGRAF printers. The gallery show revolved around the discussion of printing photographs...

Latest Learning Articles

How to Get the Most Out of a Photography Workshop Read More

How to Get the Most Out of a Photography Workshop

Attending a photography workshop can be a great way to take your images to the next level, but it can also be a big investment in time, money, and travel. By following these 7 simple tips, you can...


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