Which 1.4x Teleconverter for the 55-300 VR?

Started Apr 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Lin Evans
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Which 1.4x Teleconverter for the 55-300 VR?

I assume the Nikon 14E won't work with the 55-300VR, but is there an alternative which will preserve electronics and autofocus? Perhaps Sigma, Tamron, Kenko, etc.?

I know the F5.6 autofocus limitation - but perhaps the 1V will, as will several of my Canon bodies, attempt successfully to autofocus if the electronic signal reporting the presence of the teleconverter is defeated by taping some teleconverter pins. On several of my Canon bodies which are also limited to F5.6 autofocus, they "will" reliably autofocus at F8 with the teleconverter installed with three pins insulated with tape. I have no idea if the 1V would or would not autofocus at F8 or near F8, but it would be nice to "try" it and have the electronics preserved for the attempt.

I would like to use it with the 1V/FT1 and 55-300 VR

Thanks for any info...


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