Re: Canon Cameras (regarding TCs)

To: "'Ingo Waschkies'" <>, <>
Subject: Re: Canon Cameras (regarding TCs)
From: "Andrew Bell" <>
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2010 22:58:51 +0930
Hi all

I have spent (or wasted)  much time reading reviews of TCs, sharpness tests
etc looking for an affordable way of getting length and have had good
results with the Kenko Pro 1.4 and a Nikon 1.4 (indistinguishable
performance) on up to a Nikon 600mm f5.6 (older MF lens which while lacking
AF is razor sharp) I have also been less happy with a 2x. I think the trick
is to stop well down if possible. Haven't tried the new Nikon aspherical 2x,
have been tempted to buy and would be interested if anyone has tried one.

However it's not all about optical sharpness. I think it was the Hungarian
photographer Bence Mate who a few years ago featured with wonderful close
ups of herons on ice in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, using a
Nikon 600mm with stacked 1.4x and 2x, photos I would (almost) die for. It
was being prepared to spend sub zero days in a hide wrapped in a sleeping
bag waiting for the opportunity, not the optical sharpness that got his
shots displayed with the world's best.


Andrew Bell

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Subject: Re: Canon Cameras (regarding TCs)



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