2xTC sample shots, please...

Started Aug 13, 2008 | Discussions thread
mmullen Veteran Member • Posts: 4,291
Re: 2xTC sample shots, please...

Eye McRizer wrote:

Anybody has sample shots for a) the Canon 300f4 IS+2xTC and b) the
Canon 70-200 f4 IS+2xTC, please? Is it very bad?

The 70-200mm f4 IS is the sharpest zoom lens Canon makes so it holds up very well to magnification with teleconverters. I generally limit the zoom to the 1.4x because autofocus is disabled with the EF 2X but the lens can certainly handle a 2x optically, even wide open.

If you are willing to focus manually you can even stack the 1.4x and 2x with this lens. And at 540mm you will be glad the image stabilization still steadies the image.

The following handheld sequence was taken with the 70-200 f4 IS L and the EF 2X II with the EF 1.4X II stacked. The lens was not stopped down at all and the results are still very acceptable for many uses:

How many zoom lenses do you know that can be shot wide open while magnified 2.8x with two TC's? Not that this is recommended practice as you do lose autofocus and some IQ but it does show how incredible this lens is optically.

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