I don't know whether this is the right forum to ask my question or not. Moderators are free to shift this thread to the appropriate forum.
1. What are teleconvertors & how do they work?
2. I'm interested in photographing wild life / birds e.t.c & have 70 - 300 mm VR. Is it sensible to invest in a teleconvertor & if yes/no what are the reasons?
3. Which teleconvertor should i purchase to go with my lenses?
Presently i'm using D3200 with 18 - 105 mm VR, 70 - 300 mm VR & 105 mm Micro AF.
Thank you all in advance.
Dr. Manu Mengi
Loves Photography & Nikon
#1. "RE: Teleconvertors" | In response to Reply # 0aolander Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006Fri 15-Jun-12 11:11 AM | edited Fri 15-Jun-12 11:20 AM by aolander
A teleconverter is a "lens" that goes between the camera and another lens. They magnify the image from the primary lens. The only lens that you have that a Nikon TC-E converter will fit with is the 105mm Micro. There are other manufacturers that supply teleconverters like Kenko that will probably work with all of your lenses.
Nikon teleconverters are made to be used with longer focal length lenses and are made in 1.4X, 1.7X and 2X magnifications. They effectively multiply the focal length of the lens they are used with by 1.4,1.7, and 2.0 times, e.g. a 300mm lens becomes a 420mm when used with a 1.4X teleconverter (300 x 1.4 = 420).
#2. "RE: Teleconvertors" | In response to Reply # 0Floridian Nikonian since 11th Feb 2007Fri 15-Jun-12 05:08 PM
1. Alan gave you a good answer.
2. This has been debated a bit here over the years. You could use a 1.4x teleconverter with your 70-300 with some degradation of the image quality. But, I've seen some pretty good images with teleconverters, and if you're budget-conscious, you might find this a good inexpensive alternative to buying a longer lens. Another disadvantage is that autofocus will be slower, and might not even work if the light is less than bright sunlight. I use a teleconverter sometimes and have found that even in daytime overcast skies the camera sometimes has trouble focusing.
3. If you're interested, I'd look at the Kenko Pro 1.4x teleconverter.
#3. "RE: Teleconvertors" | In response to Reply # 0aolander Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006Sat 16-Jun-12 01:14 AM
I forgot about this chart: