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Feb 13, 2020 10:06:59   #
Bill_de Loc: US
 
photophly wrote:
Great shots


Thanks for commenting. I'm glad to hear you liked the photos.

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Feb 13, 2020 10:14:26   #
phv Loc: Goleta, California
 
Beautiful captures!

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Feb 13, 2020 10:24:21   #
Blair Shaw Jr
 
Bill_de wrote:
... to crop a little less.

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Great Set Bill........definitely nice and closer.

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Feb 13, 2020 10:28:35   #
Bill_de Loc: US
 
Toby wrote:
Well, so much for the blurry photos when using a teleconverter. This combination is excellent. Couldn't ask for anything better. Excellent shots. Do you have any down sides with this combo other than loosing some f stops? I've been on the fence for several years and when I am about ready to buy I see another article about how bad tele's are. I think I may go ahead this summer. Maybe go to a 1.4. Thanks for posting these fantastic photos


Thanks for the compliment Toby.

The combination I'm using includes a 1.25x converter matched not only to the type of lens I am using, but to the actual lens. They have the same serial number. With the 1.25x I lose 2/3 of a stop. with a 1.4 you lose one full stop. It is raining here this morning. so fairly dark. At F/7.1 on a D500 I was limited to the center focusing spot. I prefer using the joystick to select my focusing spot, so that's a down side for me.

Some folks do well with 1.4, 1.7, and 2x converters. I seldom, very seldom, go beyond a 1.4x. If just getting into them I would say 1.4x is the best choice. They work best on long prime lenses and of course the larger the maximum aperture the better. I have never used anything but Nikon converters on Nikon lenses so I can't comment on other brands. Be sure the converter you get is compatible with your lens. In some cases the rear element of the lens can come in contact with the converter. Then you may have to open your wallet wide.

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Feb 13, 2020 10:30:52   #
Bill_de Loc: US
 
phv wrote:
Beautiful captures!


Thanks very much PHV!

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Feb 13, 2020 10:31:50   #
Bill_de Loc: US
 
Blair Shaw Jr wrote:
Great Set Bill........definitely nice and closer.


Glad you liked them Blair. Thanks for the

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Feb 13, 2020 11:21:50   #
Toby
 
Bill_de wrote:
Thanks for the compliment Toby.

The combination I'm using includes a 1.25x converter matched not only to the type of lens I am using, but to the actual lens. They have the same serial number. With the 1.25x I lose 2/3 of a stop. with a 1.4 you lose one full stop. It is raining here this morning. so fairly dark. At F/7.1 on a D500 I was limited to the center focusing spot. I prefer using the joystick to select my focusing spot, so that's a down side for me.

Some folks do well with 1.4, 1.7, and 2x converters. I seldom, very seldom, go beyond a 1.4x. If just getting into them I would say 1.4x is the best choice. They work best on long prime lenses and of course the larger the maximum aperture the better. I have never used anything but Nikon converters on Nikon lenses so I can't comment on other brands. Be sure the converter you get is compatible with your lens. In some cases the rear element of the lens can come in contact with the converter. Then you may have to open your wallet wide.

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Thanks for your reply. I use Canon and would put it on a Canon 70-200. I know Canon tele's are a lot more expensive than third party ones but probably worth it. Thanks again

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Feb 13, 2020 11:47:06   #
J-SPEIGHT Loc: Akron, Ohio
 
Bill_de wrote:
... to crop a little less.

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Nicely done Bill

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Feb 13, 2020 11:52:01   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 
Looks like it works to me. And only 16mp too? , go figure!

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Feb 13, 2020 12:18:34   #
Bill_de Loc: US
 
J-SPEIGHT wrote:
Nicely done Bill


Thanks Jack

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Feb 13, 2020 12:21:42   #
Bill_de Loc: US
 
tcthome wrote:
Looks like it works to me. And only 16mp too? , go figure!


I guess when we had only 6mp we thought 10 would be fantastic, and it was.

Thanks for commenting!

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Feb 13, 2020 12:29:53   #
Earnest Botello Loc: Hockley, Texas
 
Very good set, Bill.

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Feb 13, 2020 13:27:03   #
Stash Loc: South Central Massachusetts
 

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Feb 13, 2020 13:56:27   #
srfmhg Loc: Marin County, CA
 
Very nice captures Bill.

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Feb 13, 2020 14:06:23   #
Chuckwal Loc: West Palm Beach Florida
 
bill hit store original, terrific set
chuck

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