D800 + TC17E question

Started Mar 5, 2013 | Questions thread
Geomaticsman
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Re: D800 + TC17E question
In reply to ABA DABA, Mar 6, 2013

ABA DABA wrote:

Geomaticsman wrote:

Sorry, I don't really have any suggestions. But I can tell you that while my D800 works well with my 500VR and TC14EII, the TC17EII is completely unusable -- very soft. It worked well enough on my D4 and D300, but not the D800. I never really tried to analyze why, it just sucks.

Have either of you tried to zero it in??????

Yes, I've fine-tuned my D800 with all my lenses and TC combo's. The 500VR naked needed nothing but the TC14EII required the most (+10), and IIRC the TC17EII only needed a small amount.

My TC17EII was acceptable with my D300, but isn't useable on my D800 -- not even close. But I do tend to work closer to the pixel level (i.e. heavy crops), so that makes a big difference.

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