Best TC

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BILLY 0F THE NORTH Regular Member • Posts: 416
Best TC

What us the best 1.4 TC to use on my Tamron 90mm Macro/NikonD7000 combo.

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Re: Best TC

BILLY 0F THE NORTH wrote:

What us the best 1.4 TC to use on my Tamron 90mm Macro/NikonD7000 combo.

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Tamron SP AF 1.4x PRO Teleconverter for Nikon would be the best in my opinion. this is made by Kenko. Kenko's PRO 300 line is similar.

You'd have to check to see if your Tamron is screwdriver or built in motor. If screw driver, get the first one I mentioned. If not get either. I'm not sure if the Kenko has the screw driver ability. It says AF-S mount. I believe both are the same optics and both are around $250.

It might be better to invest in a longer macro lens if you're going in that direction. You'd have better IQ and that $250 might be better invested towards a better lens like maybe a used Sigma 150 f/2.8 APO which may be the best macro lens made at around $500 used or $800 new.

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Kokeen4231 Contributing Member • Posts: 613
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I agree with guidenet here. It would be way better to get a further macro than a teleconverter. What you want from macro shots are sharpness and great IQ. The TCs would affect that.

Having said that, if you need the teleconverter, the Kenkos are great.

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BILLY 0F THE NORTH wrote:

What us the best 1.4 TC to use on my Tamron 90mm Macro/NikonD7000 combo.

Hi Bill,

I use the Kenko 1.4x TC (PRO 300 AF DGX 1.4X).  Tamron also sells a re-branded version of this but I am not sure it is the latest version, it probably is.

The Kenko will AF your Tamron 90mm no matter if you have the older AF-D or even the newest version with VC.

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