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 Post subject: Nikon D7000 with converter?Please
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:58 pm 
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Please I need help. I use my Nikor 70-200 2,8 VR in Kruger, but I need more zoom. I do not like my Nikor 80-400 lens. Would a 1.7 converter be suitable? Thanks in advance.

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D7000 with converter?Please
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The 1.7 or 1.4 Nikon converter will give you further range but will also slow it down. It will also take longer to focus and you may struggle to focus at all in some circumstances.
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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D7000 with converter?Please
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Thanks JDW, That info is not what I want to hear, but suspected!! Many thanks. I think I will stick to what I have and just crop where I can.

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D7000 with converter?Please
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Hi Hoyle

you have a great lens in the 70-200 f2.8 and while using a 1.4 converter, you will lose a stop of light, and two stops when using a 2x converter, you should still have full functionality of all your camera's features. Personally, I would look to the latest Nikor 2x converter, which will give you a dramatic increase in reach. A potential slow-down in AF is only likely to affect capturing fast moving action such as birds in flight, but certainly not sufficient to warrant discarding the idea of using a converter when it may be needed for reach.....that lens and the D7000 can handle it.

I suggest that you go into a photo shop in PE and test one in the shop..... whether it will be better than your 80-400 remains to be seen....

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D7000 with converter?Please
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The D7000 + 70-200 f2.8 lens with the 1.7 converter wasn't quick enough to lock on and focus when I was trying to get images of a RAF Typhoon landing at RAF Coningsby. The D3 had no problems.
Don't get me wrong I have some great shots using the D7000 but it does have its limits particularly fast moving objects. Or is this pensioner not quick enough!!
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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D7000 with converter?Please
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for a more comprehensive and more informed opinion of teleconverters, have a look at this article:
http://photographylife.com/image-degradation-with-nikon-teleconverters

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D7000 with converter?Please
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Thanks Scotm - I did contact the chap I took my camera for cleaning and he offered to courier a converter for me to try. I am still undecided and thanks for the web page. I will have a look. Thanks also for your information, appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D7000 with converter?Please
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Hoyle

I see you dont like the 80-400mm lens you have?

Why is this?

Perhaps then you should look at selling it and purchasing the new 80-400mm lens which has been announced? looks to be a improvement on the current lens
Have a look here at the specs

Maybe this is an option to getting the convertor?

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D7000 with converter?Please
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Hi Hoyle,

Last year I visited Kruger and the majority of photos were taken with the 70-200 plus1.7 convertor on a D7000.
I found it very good it just lacked a little distance at times.


http://coehabitat.smugmug.com/SouthAfri ... &k=RNbvQH6

I have since bought a second hand 200-400 f4 and I am really happy with it...better than a new 80-400 I think

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D7000 with converter?Please
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Thanks JnP and Timbo. I find the 80-400 lens so slow to focus - especially birds. They have roosted before the lens picks them up!
I think the idea of selling and buying the 1.7 converter a good idea but will have to wait for our next visit next year, this visit starts in 7 days time, at long last!

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon D7000 with converter?Please
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hoyle wrote:
Thanks JnP and Timbo. I find the 80-400 lens so slow to focus - especially birds. They have roosted before the lens picks them up!
I think the idea of selling and buying the 1.7 converter a good idea but will have to wait for our next visit next year, this visit starts in 7 days time, at long last!



Yeah a lot of people have said they dont enjoy the slowness of the 80-400.

if you have a little money to spend, why not look at the 400mm prime or the 200-400mm, heard good reviews on each

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