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« on: August 22, 2005, 02:49:58 PM »
The Minolta teleconverters don't fit the original 80-200mm 2.8, am I right?
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2005, 05:28:02 PM »
minolta original teleconverters (the white ones) only fit the big white Minolta apo lenses.

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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2005, 08:45:34 PM »
Well that is a big white apo lens, i mean i know it will fit my 400mm APO.

I heard that the 80-200mm 2.8 high speed apo old style doesn't fit, but the newer silent motor one does.
SB-400, 28-200/3.5-5.6 AF G, 50/1.8 AF D, 60/2.8 AF D Micro-Nikkor, 105/2.8 AF-S VR G Micro-Nikkor, 70-180/4.5-5.6 AF D Micro-Nikkor, 200/4 AF D Micro-Nikkor, 70-300/4.5-5.6 AF-S VR G, Nikon PB-6... Yes I quite like macro.

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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2005, 09:41:03 PM »
For compatibillity of Minolta T/Cs try this site

http://www.mhohner.de/minolta/lenses.php
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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2005, 10:08:08 PM »
Ta

Look slike the 80-200 isn't compatible
SB-400, 28-200/3.5-5.6 AF G, 50/1.8 AF D, 60/2.8 AF D Micro-Nikkor, 105/2.8 AF-S VR G Micro-Nikkor, 70-180/4.5-5.6 AF D Micro-Nikkor, 200/4 AF D Micro-Nikkor, 70-300/4.5-5.6 AF-S VR G, Nikon PB-6... Yes I quite like macro.

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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2005, 06:59:29 AM »
but sigma, tamron and kenco are

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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2005, 02:39:46 PM »
I'll look into them :)
SB-400, 28-200/3.5-5.6 AF G, 50/1.8 AF D, 60/2.8 AF D Micro-Nikkor, 105/2.8 AF-S VR G Micro-Nikkor, 70-180/4.5-5.6 AF D Micro-Nikkor, 200/4 AF D Micro-Nikkor, 70-300/4.5-5.6 AF-S VR G, Nikon PB-6... Yes I quite like macro.

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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2005, 08:30:51 PM »
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I'll look into them :)


I've been recommended the KenkoPro3000 series 1.4x and 2x on other forums.  They will be what I go for for my 200/2.8 .... if I go for converters at all.

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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2005, 09:59:18 PM »
I'm most interested in seeing my 400mm being augmented, it's a toss up between 1.4X and 2X
SB-400, 28-200/3.5-5.6 AF G, 50/1.8 AF D, 60/2.8 AF D Micro-Nikkor, 105/2.8 AF-S VR G Micro-Nikkor, 70-180/4.5-5.6 AF D Micro-Nikkor, 200/4 AF D Micro-Nikkor, 70-300/4.5-5.6 AF-S VR G, Nikon PB-6... Yes I quite like macro.

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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2005, 10:06:28 PM »
I wouldn't use a x2 on your 400 it will hunt (ie minimum f. 8 or higher = bad AF) but a 1.4x should be very nice. the kenko pro 3000 has a white body so it should blend in well to the 400.

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« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2005, 10:23:05 PM »
I thought that, but to be honest I hardy ever use AF with the 400mm/4.5. Still the shutter speed might well prove crap. A white teleconverter would be nice, though not essential. I'll put quality first, as I'm sure you would too, which is why I'm not sure whether to go with a minolta teleconverter, or another brand. I've never used a teleconverter - always wondering whether they're any good.
SB-400, 28-200/3.5-5.6 AF G, 50/1.8 AF D, 60/2.8 AF D Micro-Nikkor, 105/2.8 AF-S VR G Micro-Nikkor, 70-180/4.5-5.6 AF D Micro-Nikkor, 200/4 AF D Micro-Nikkor, 70-300/4.5-5.6 AF-S VR G, Nikon PB-6... Yes I quite like macro.

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« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2005, 12:08:48 AM »
The Kenko ones do seem pretty good. And I thought they only made coffee.
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« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2005, 07:55:12 AM »
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I thought that, but to be honest I hardy ever use AF with the 400mm/4.5. Still the shutter speed might well prove crap. A white teleconverter would be nice, though not essential. I'll put quality first, as I'm sure you would too, which is why I'm not sure whether to go with a minolta teleconverter, or another brand. I've never used a teleconverter - always wondering whether they're any good.


I have a 1.4 (Kenko) and a 2x (Tamron) I used the 2x a lot in Kenya the results were OK but not as sharp as I would have liked. Also the colours were a little washed out. What is way cool is when you stop down. Back then I had a consumer 75-300mm that could be stopped down to f32 with the 2x I could use f64 @600mm nice long exposures with a lot of D.O.F.

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« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2005, 10:37:24 AM »
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The Kenko ones do seem pretty good. And I thought they only made coffee.


Does anyone understand the relationship with teleplus?  I've seen teleplus one that people try to call Kenko.  Are these definately different than the KenkoPro 3000 line-up?

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« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2005, 02:21:33 PM »
they have 2 lines one pro and one consumer the pro are white larger and sharper. The others are smaller balck and not as sharp, but cheaper