Use of a teleconverter on an AF ZOOM 80-200 f/2.8D
I'm considering a TC for my new 80-200mm Nikkor. Have read a talked to Nikon. No AF types available however 2 manual focus TC's should work, an old TC-201 and/or a new TC-14A. The latter seems hardly worth it . My body is a D90. Some sources say in-camera metering will operate and others say no. Any suggestions/help?
#1. "RE: Use of a teleconverter on an AF ZOOM 80-200 f/2.8D" | In response to Reply # 0blw Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Sun 19-Aug-12 06:27 PM
A better idea, as long as you're convinced of the need for a TC in the first place, is the Kenko 1.4x. It, alone amongst all of the modern TCs, has a screwdriver AF coupling. As a result, it allows nearly full function with your lens; metering is normal, AF works as normal. The only thing goofed up is the EXIF information, which is wrong in some way but I can't remember how.
With the old TC-201 you definitely won't get any metering, as it has no contacts to pass the aperture information to the camera. The same is true of a TC-14A - that too is a MF TC with no cpu contacts. A TC-14E or TC-14eII would theoretically work, since it has the requisite contacts, BUT it has no screwdriver AF coupling - and more importantly, has a lug in the lens mount that prevents non-AFS lenses from mounting.
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#2. "RE: Use of a teleconverter on an AF ZOOM 80-200 f/2.8D" | In response to Reply # 1hoxley Registered since 17th Aug 2012Sun 19-Aug-12 09:32 PM
Thanks.........the reason for a TC, I travel 6 mos of the year and to carry 3 lenses, especially something like a 200-400mm rather than 2+ would be a pain thru beach, forest and hills on a regular basis.