Tokina 28-70/2.6 with Kenko 1.4x DG TC? ASAP please
Are these items compatible, or is this one of those combos where the rear glass of the lens will collide with the glass of the TC? Lens is a Tokina 28-70/2.6-2.8 AT-X Pro II. TC is a Kenko 1.4x DG (black).
I need to know before tomorrow, please.
Nikon user since 2000
#1. "RE: Tokina 28-70/2.6 with Kenko 1.4x DG TC? ASAP please" | In response to Reply # 0DaynLarz Nikonian since 28th Aug 2007Wed 03-Mar-10 01:37 PM
My reply is not by February 27, but maybe for future reference. Are they compatable? Yes and no. The 1.4 converter will attach to the lens and extend it making your lens a 39 to 98 mm. Your lens is classified as a wide angle to telephoto (standard)zoom lens and not really suited for converters. At the wide angle end you may experience some vignetting. However if your camera has a DX size sensor this may not be a problem. Converters are really made to work telephoto zoom lens of 80 - 200 mm or greater. They work best with lenses with a max f-stop of 2.8 or 4 as you will loose an f-stop when using them.
Blue Springs, MO
#2. "RE: Tokina 28-70/2.6 with Kenko 1.4x DG TC? ASAP please" | In response to Reply # 0johngie Registered since 07th Jul 2007Wed 03-Mar-10 03:45 PM
Hope it's not too late to help. I have both these items. There is no mechanical incompatibility but, as said by another poster, the optical performance is not optimal. Having said that, the result at 70mm + converter is quite respectable. I assume from your post that you have one or other of these items and you might want to buy the other. All I can say is that the Tokina is a very good lens at F5.6 and smaller, respectable at F4 but rather soft at F2.8. Its build quality is exceptional - in the "old school" all metal sense.
Mold, Wales, UK
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