35mm Nikor + 2x Teleconverter for Nikon

Started Sep 9, 2011 | Discussions thread
Guidenet Forum Pro • Posts: 15,748
Re: 35mm Nikor + 2x Teleconverter for Nikon

sem wrote:

Guidenet wrote:

When you start sticking converters on lenses not even close to what is reasonable, you might be exceeding the tests made as to functionality.

Certainly. This is why I'm interested in the results, there is no guarantee it will turn out useful, but it is also not certain to fail. Some folks even file off those protection tabs so they can do odd things and get good results.

For example you may want macro with extremely long working distance (longer than the long dedicated macros provide) but you don't need wide aperture and the correspondingly heavy & expensive glass. Many have successfully used such lenses with Nikkor TCs, using an extension tube in between (to prevent glass collision and to magnify more).

Hey pal, don't get me wrong. I also have filed off the tabs, but I've done it to fit my manual focus 500 f/4. I was very careful to note no damage and had read about others doing the same thing for the same lens.

I think with macro one wants the very best possible image. Putting on converters might not give that. I don't know. I do know with my Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro, my Nikon converter did not do so well. I ended up buying Sigma's 1.4 converter and it works beautifully with that one lens. It was worth it to maintain as much of the quality of that lens as possible. It's almost as if that converter was designed specifically for that lens.

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