2X teleconverter - need info

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xenon-mkd
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2X teleconverter - need info
Aug 11, 2012

Hi, I want to buy a 2X teleconverter for the 70-200 2.8 (vr1)

I know that it would reduce the light by 2 stops and the lens would behave as a 5.6 lens but I don't understand a few things:

  • Does a 70-200 2.8 with 2X teleconverter set at 200mm gives the same image as a 400mm prime (stopped down to 5.6) ? Does the teleconverter increase reach or just provides a crop magnification?

  • VR, does it work with a teleconverter?

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I can't afford a 300 or 400mm or a larger prime, and I only want more reach, not worried about the 5.6, it's fine and the D800 should AF properly with it.

Thanks.

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