200 F2 which TC?

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Paul P K
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Re: 200 F2 which TC?

When I started surfphotography in 2006 I used the 2/200VRI with a Nikon TC20eII (it was a TC20, looking back not sure whether it was a II version ) on a D2X in HSC mode making it a virtual 4/800mm.

Loved the reach and AF speed, at that time not very critical yet about the IQ.

D2X in HSC mode, 2/200VRI + TC20EII 1/2000s f/4.0 iso320

But when I later started using the 2/200 VRI with Nikon TC12eII on a D3 I was stunned by the increase in IQ.

Could be due to the higher pixel count of the D3 (12 megapixels vs 6 for the D2X in HSC mode) or the better IQ of the D3

D3 2/200VRI + TC14EII 1/500s f/4.0  iso400

But from then on stayed away from the TC20eII (sold it shortly after coming to the above conclusion) and only used the TC14eII from then on afterwards

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