i just bought a 80-200 f2.8 with kenko pro300 2x converter
and i use them together in lowlight my meter reads f2.8 instead
of f5.6 is this normal? if it is is this i have to use faster shutter then what my meter reads. any reply is kindly appreciated
#2. "RE: help!" | In response to Reply # 0liamtoh1 Basic MemberFri 31-Aug-01 09:30 AM
Even I was planning to buy the Kenko Pro 300 2x teleconverter. So, I emailed to THK about it's compatibility. They replied that our camera will meter correctly but will not show effective f-stop. (i.e. wide open your 80-200 f/2.8 with 2x converter will still show f2.8 in the camera body). I've read on the internet that Nikon converters do show effective f-stops. I'am sure our other fellow Nikonians having Nikon teleconverters will confirm this.
As an experiment try to meter (use spot meter, if possible), with and without the converter, and compare the readings. You will find that your caemra is compensating correctly (approx. 2 stop loss) for the converter.
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