what about a 70-200 1.5x f/2.8 ??

Started Feb 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
Lemming51
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Re: what about a 70-200 1.5x f/2.8 ??
In reply to joger, Feb 10, 2013

joger wrote:

Lemming51 wrote:

joger wrote: ...

It should be doable with following data:

  • 70-200 f/2.8 base lens
  • 100-300 mm f/4.0 with 1.5x extender
  • perfect optical quality and still below 2 kg
  • price 3 k USD
That would be the perfect photo journalism and multi purpose lens and I would buy it immediately - for me that would be a no brainer to get - what do you guys think?

I'm sure it's been thought of. It'd be 1.4x instead of 1.5x so that adding a conventional 1.4x is effectively f/5.6 and would still AF with all EOS bodies.

1st of all it would be a f/4.0 lens and not f/5.6 ...

I'm talking about adding a 1.4x to the lens with it's built-in TC.

A 70-200/2.8 with built-in 1.5x:  engaging it makes the lens 100-300 f/4.2, not f/4.  Tack on an external 1.4x and it'd be f/5.9 or f/6 and would not AF on most EOS bodies.  So, the built-in extender should be 1.4x.

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