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Just received my nikon TCIII and..., it's wonderfull.

Postby RudyDusslier » Thu 14 Jan 2010 20:37

Hi.
Probably some other nikon users on this forum might be interested about the new nikon 2xTCIII. Well, I can assure you, it's simply wonderfull. :D
I received the lens only in the late afternoon so I didn't have the opportunity to do some testshots outside but while doing some testshots inside I am amazed. :o

First impressions:
- Mounted together with my 70-200 AF-S VRII, I see little to no difference in sharpness @ 400mm compared with my 200-400F4 @ 400mm.
- The VR works the same as if it was my 70-200VRII alone, which I would never have believed if somebody would have told me that without evidence. Underneath you see a first sample @ 400mm and 1/10sec, handhold... :o
- Colours and bokeh maintain as they are without TC... :D
- AF speed remains very fast. :)

-The 70-200 AF-S VRII + this 2xTCIII is heavy... 8-)

First sample (D3s and 70-200 AF-S VRII with nikon 2xTCIII @ iso 6400, handhold @ 1/10 sec @ F5.6(70-200@F2.8) :

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I will try to post some more pictures tonight...
Later on this week I'll post some test shots with this TC in combination with my 200-400 F4...

Greetings,
Rudy.
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Re: Just received my nikon TCIII and..., it's wonderfull.

Postby Leen Koper » Thu 14 Jan 2010 21:10

This looks very promising! I'm impressed by the lack of loss in quality, as far as I can judge by these images!
BTW, nice bicycle!

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70-200VRII+2xTCIII on my D3X @ 400mm, handhold, cropped

Postby RudyDusslier » Thu 14 Jan 2010 21:15

I'm more and more amazed about the optical quality of this converter.
Underneath a sample with the 70-200VRII+2xTCIII on my D3X @ 400mm, handhold @ 1/13sec , cropped.

Iso 1250, 1/13 sec handhold, F5.6

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Re: Just received my nikon TCIII and..., it's wonderfull.

Postby Leen Koper » Thu 14 Jan 2010 21:26

It is very hard to believe these are just handheld! The VR system works amazingly well.

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One more sample, and crop...

Postby RudyDusslier » Thu 14 Jan 2010 22:07

With D3s, 70-200VRII an TCIII.
ISO 8000, 1/40 sec. F5.6, handhold

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Greetings,
Rudy
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Re: Just received my nikon TCIII and..., it's wonderfull.

Postby RudyDusslier » Thu 14 Jan 2010 23:18

Leen Koper wrote:It is very hard to believe these are just handheld! The VR system works amazingly well.

Hello Leen,

The VR on the new 70-200mm works really amazing. I never could believe that one can take a razorsharp picture handheld on 200mm with a shutterspeed of 1/8 sec!
This afternoon, when I put my new teleconverter on this lens, I was very surprised nothing changed. The same sharp pictures but now at 400mm.

Greetings,
Rudy
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AF does not work with my 200-400 F4 !!!

Postby RudyDusslier » Sun 17 Jan 2010 08:04

I'm a bit(read "very") - disappointed while after my first tryouts indoors the 200-400F4 seems not to autofocus with the TCIII... :(
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Re: Just received my nikon TCIII and..., it's wonderfull.

Postby Guy Van Hooveld » Sun 17 Jan 2010 14:25

amazing sharpness in those examples... but unlike many others, I already considered the IQ of the 70-200VRI+TC2.0 (the "old" one) to be really good. The impressive addition of the new 70-200VR is the much improved VR.
About the 200-400VR, I use it from time to time with the 1.7TC with very good results, I never tried the 2.0, but anyway, I am not expecting this combo to work if there isn't a LOT of light.
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Re: Just received my nikon TCIII and..., it's wonderfull.

Postby RudyDusslier » Sun 17 Jan 2010 14:29

Hello Guy,

I tried the combo TCIII and 200-400m this morning outside, the sun was shining. No AF :cry:
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Re: Just received my nikon TCIII and..., it's wonderfull.

Postby RudyDusslier » Sun 17 Jan 2010 14:40

For this reason, I´m thinking to sell my 200-400mm. With the 70-200 VRII-TCIII I have the same range. It´s not so big and heavy and the quality is exceptionnal.

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Re: Just received my nikon TCIII and..., it's wonderfull.

Postby Leen Koper » Wed 20 Jan 2010 06:29

DrDusslierR wrote:Hello Guy,

I tried the combo TCIII and 200-400m this morning outside, the sun was shining. No AF :cry:


Of course not; the opening is now F8 and it doesnot work at this aperture, if I remember well.
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