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micolhart

Gilford, US
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micolhart Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Feb 2012
Sat 01-Sep-12 08:22 PM

Can you use a tele convertor on a Nikon 18-200 MM lens??


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rbaskin

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#1. "RE: !8-200MM Lens" | In response to Reply # 0

rbaskin Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2007
Sat 01-Sep-12 08:04 PM

It appears a bit iffy. Here's a quote from post asking about compatibililty with the 18-200 and the 80-400:

None of the current Nikon teleconverters will work with either of these lenses. The Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 series of teleconverters will work with the 80-400mm VR. The situation with the 18-200mm is a bit iffy -- at 18mm the clearances are quite close, so the teleconverters should be used with caution if at all. Kenko specifically states that it does not recommend using their TC's for lenses that have a zoom range that starts at under 50 mm.

You can find more in the Filters and Accessories section under Mastering your Nikon Lenses.

Hope this helps.

Ralph in CT

Floridian

Tallahassee, Florida, US
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#2. "RE: !8-200MM Lens" | In response to Reply # 0

Floridian Silver Member Nikonian since 11th Feb 2007
Sun 02-Sep-12 07:57 AM

I've used the Kenko 1.4x teleconverter on the 18-200 with no problems. It seemed to autofocus OK, and image quality seemed good. I haven't put the combo to much use because I have longer lenses. I just tried it to see how it worked and it seemed useable.

On lenses I actually have used the Kenko on more (55-300 and 80-400) I have found that the lenses will autofocus without problems in good sunlight, but even in overcast daylight conditions autofocus becomes iffy. So, I'd expect the same with the 18-200.

Overall my view is that on slower lenses a teleconverter is an inexpensive way to get more reach if you need it, but not as good as having a longer lens. The 55-300 is just a bit more expensive than the Kenko teleconverter, but a much better way to get that extra reach.

Randy

micolhart

Gilford, US
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#3. "RE: !8-200MM Lens" | In response to Reply # 1

micolhart Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Feb 2012
Sun 02-Sep-12 08:26 AM

It does help. Thank you.
I think I'll look for a 300 or 400MM lens. Not proficient enough to call it glass.
Thanks again.

Mike

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micolhart

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#4. "RE: !8-200MM Lens" | In response to Reply # 2

micolhart Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Feb 2012
Sun 02-Sep-12 08:28 AM

Thanks for your insight. Good information. I was looking to get away on the cheap. I will have to look for a 300 or 400MM lens.
We will be going to some National Parks next year.
Thanks again

Mike

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JosephK

Seattle, WA, US
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#5. "RE: !8-200MM Lens" | In response to Reply # 4

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Sun 02-Sep-12 02:26 PM

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micolhart

Gilford, US
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#6. "RE: !8-200MM Lens" | In response to Reply # 5

micolhart Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Feb 2012
Mon 03-Sep-12 06:45 PM

Wow, I had never thought about that. I will have to check into that.

Thanks

Mike

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