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Main Photography Discussion
Teleconverter for D5100
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Jan 1, 2012 15:50:14   #
Photoboy
 
I would like to purchase a good quality (at reasonable price) 2x teleconverter for use with my 55-300mm lens on a Nikon D5100. Any suggestions?
 
Jan 1, 2012 16:07:46   #
snowbear
 
The Nikon teleconverters will not work on that lens, only the pro-level lenses. I don't know about other makes.
Jan 1, 2012 16:11:09   #
CaptainC (a regular here)
 
Don't do it. AF will not work with an effective aperture darker than 5.6 and a 2X converter (even if it did fit) would make it f11.

The "no free lunch" concept certainly applies to teleconverters.
Jan 1, 2012 17:12:04   #
sarge69
 
As a new D5100 owner this depresses me.

Sarge
:evil:
Jan 1, 2012 17:22:07   #
CaptainC (a regular here)
 
sarge69 wrote:
As a new D5100 owner this depresses me.

Sarge
:evil:


But Sarge, the camera body has nothing to do with it. Same answer for the $8000.00 D3X.
Jan 2, 2012 06:11:47   #
Photoboy
 
Bummer, but thanks for the speedy responses.
 
Jan 2, 2012 06:17:14   #
Bret
 
Worth a look...
With the Kenko Teleplus PRO 300 DGX 1.4x AF Teleconverter full autofocus (AF) functioning is possible with lenses having a maximum aperture of f/4 or brighter. Having 1.4x magnification, the Teleplus PRO 300 is constructed of 5 multi-coated elements in 4 groups and allows a depth of field 1/1.4 of the prime lens used and retains the prime's minimum focusing distance.

The Teleplus PRO 300 has genuine Gate Array IC, which means that not only the converter's own data but all data sent from the camera body provide full exposure metering and electronic flash photography.
Jan 2, 2012 08:26:54   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
Bret wrote:
Worth a look...
With the Kenko Teleplus PRO 300 DGX 1.4x AF Teleconverter full autofocus (AF) functioning is possible with lenses having a maximum aperture of f/4 or brighter. Having 1.4x magnification, the Teleplus PRO 300 is constructed of 5 multi-coated elements in 4 groups and allows a depth of field 1/1.4 of the prime lens used and retains the prime's minimum focusing distance.

The Teleplus PRO 300 has genuine Gate Array IC, which means that not only the converter's own data but all data sent from the camera body provide full exposure metering and electronic flash photography.
Worth a look... br With the Kenko Teleplus PRO 300... (show quote)


B&H has it for a good price - $115/$130.
Jan 2, 2012 08:37:49   #
Bret
 
WOW thats not bad at all....the one I looked at was like $240 bucks almost.
Jan 2, 2012 08:48:57   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
Bret wrote:
WOW thats not bad at all....the one I looked at was like $240 bucks almost.


I found the same thing. You'd better buy fast before B&H "corrects" their price.
Jan 2, 2012 17:11:00   #
imagemeister (a regular here)
 
Well, you can still manually focus with the converter !
 
Jan 2, 2012 17:12:51   #
imagemeister (a regular here)
 
Sorry, I forgot to say - I recommend Tamron converters for their price/performance.
Jan 4, 2012 14:47:05   #
Sensei
 
I have a lot of Tamaron converters around. They will slow up the lens a bit and reduce the light, but otherwise seem fine. But the result of putting a 2x on a 150 lens is not going to be the same as shooting a 300mm lens.
May 3, 2012 17:59:26   #
caddel
 
I too, would like to purchase a 2x teleconverter for my 50-300 lens. Am I just sool?


























am I
May 3, 2012 18:15:05   #
CaptainC (a regular here)
 
caddel wrote:
I too, would like to purchase a 2x teleconverter for my 50-300 lens. Am I just sool?







am I


You are.

I mean, you can try an off-brand, but five bucks says you will hate it.
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