70-200 VR2 with 2.0TC III combo - how is sharpness

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stevef1961 Senior Member • Posts: 2,037
Re: 70-200 VR2 with 2.0TC III combo - how is sharpness

Absolutic wrote:

Have a question about lenses and tc. I am thinking about getting 70-200 VR2 lens (now that used prices on that lens sometimes dip below $1000) and add a 2.0 TC III. I am aware of 70-200 VR2 focus shift issue, and it does not bother me in how I plan to use it. My question is how usable is this particular lens with 2.0 TC III in terms of sharpness? I've seen a very useful test on photozone.de of 70-200 VR1 with 2.0 TC, and it was very helpful, however, I have not seen the same test done with VR2 lens. If anyone uses this exact combo, I'd like to hear what you think! Will be using it on D800e and D7000.

Five years ago I had the 70-200 and a 1.7 tc.  It was no better than my 600 dollar 70-300.  I returned the lens and tc and got the 80-400vr for 2200.00 - it was much better.  Now I have the 200-500 and it blows the 80-400 away at the long end.

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