poor man's portrait lens?

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RRickards
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poor man's portrait lens?
Aug 13, 2010

Hello everyone, I was wondering if you think of this? To turn my inexpensive but very usable Nikon 50/1.8D into a better portrait lens, to use a T/C such as the Kenko DG Pro 300 1.4 from the bag. I understand that the TC was not made for this, but it seems to work well.

One thing I notice is that when I use this TC, the camera does not know to change the data (losing one stop, and 35mm equivalent rating). Is the stop of light lost merely by the length of the tc, thus the exit pupil, or shaft of light, being further away from the sensor? Or something else? In any case, the lense would turn into a 70mm 2.8?

Any comments?
Thank RR

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