Do we still need a TC?

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MightyMike
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Re: Do we still need a TC?
In reply to Alastair Norcross, 5 months ago

Alastair Norcross wrote:

awaldram wrote:

Anastigmat wrote:

If your lens is f/5.6, a 2x teleconverter requires manual focusing, Unless you focus correctly, you won't get a sharp image.

Only if you own a Canon, a Pentax will Auto focus an f5.6 + 2x converter with ease.

Really? A Pentax will perform phase-detect auto focus with a lens whose widest aperture is F11? I didn't know that. How fast is it?

Actually things have changed... It used to be (K10D to K-5) F8 with ease, F9 with little issue and F10 was pushing your luck, F10.7 only in the most extreme cases. When the K-5IIs came out F9 started to become a lot more difficult to focus... I don't think the K-3 has been fully tested for this yet.

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