"D7000 with 70-200 VR plus 2X converter for wildlife"
I am planning a photo boat trip in Alaska in July and have gotten very helpful advice on the Nikkor Lens forum. I have a D700 that I use with the 70-200 f/2.8 and a TC20E III. I was advised to use my D200 for extra reach and gave that a try recently. IT worked ok but the autofocus was slow and not always successful. That lead to a discussion of getting a D7000 for the 70-200+TC and using my D700 with a 16-35 VR for scenery.
Has anyone tried the 70-200/TC combo on the D7000? Any advice would be appreciated.
#1. "RE: D7000 with 70-200 VR plus 2X converter for wildlife" In response to Reply # 0
Hey Stan, I used the D7000/70-200 VR a few weeks ago in the Smokies with excellent results. I wouldn't use the 2x TC with it. I used the 1.4X and it works great for wildlife. And you only lose a stop, as opposed to 2 stops with the 2x TC.
May I suggest that since this sounds like a once in a lifetime trip, you try to get your hands on a 300 f/4? I've used the 300 with the 1.4x for bird photography and it worked quite well, as long as there's enough light to focus with.
Have a great trip! I wish I could go with you! John bigbear1
#2. "RE: D7000 with 70-200 VR plus 2X converter for wildlife" In response to Reply # 1
My normal combination for wildlife and birds in flight is my D7000 with the 70-200m with a x1.7 TCII teleconverter. This combination works well and I find no problems with focusing speed. I agree with the 300 f/4 suggestion as it works superbly with the x1.4 TC and in good light the x1.7, as said the x2 should be avoided.