Conspiracy Theory - Nikon 2x TCIII + 70-200 f2.8

Started Feb 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Conspiracy Theory - Nikon 2x TCIII + 70-200 f2.8
Feb 16, 2014

I read every review I could of the Nikon 2X TCIII. Again and again, the reviews say that paired with the 70-200 VRII it is less than sharp. I went to the camera shop today with my D800e and Nikon Service Center paired 70-200 VRII.

I did not think I would buy the TC. I went in expecting to see for myself just how bad it is.

I was blown away. It is sharp. 100% pixel peeping sharp. At f5.6 (wide open) sharp.

Now I am just one guy. I know. But...

Is it possible that negative reviews are made for this pairing to encourage sales of additional lenses? It seems paired with the 200 f2, 300 f2.8, 400 f2.8, etc. the TC is given favorable reviews.

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