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chupacabra31
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Significant difference between Nikon/Sigma/Tamron TCs? 1.4x


I realized I am probably barking up the wrong tree posting this hear lol. Here goes was wondering if there is a real significant difference between lets say the latest TC offerings from these three manufacturers?

What I am looking at is AF speed and image quality when coupled with a 300mm f/4.

If you can point to some comparison that would be very appreciated.

Thanks in advance and happy new year to you all.



Dec 29, 2012 at 03:59 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Significant difference between Nikon/Sigma/Tamron TCs? 1.4x


I don't have a strict comparison, but I can offer my opinions after several years of using all 3.

The Sigma TC's work best on Sigma lenses.

The Tamron TC's were my first TC acquisitions and they work "okay" on most any lens, but I've ended up throwing mine in the drawer, years ago.

The latest Nikon TCs are the best on any Nikon lens. The clarity and AF is noticeably better, at least to me.

If I had a 300 f/4, I'd put the latest Nikon TC on it.

good luck
Kerry



Dec 29, 2012 at 07:39 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Significant difference between Nikon/Sigma/Tamron TCs? 1.4x


Sigma TC won't autofocus on Nikon lens.


Dec 29, 2012 at 07:40 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Significant difference between Nikon/Sigma/Tamron TCs? 1.4x


Wow... It's been so long since I've used the Sigma TCs that I don't remember that issue, Bruce. Thanks for the backup.

bah... Gettin old sux.... But, it does beat the alternative.

Kerry



Dec 29, 2012 at 07:49 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Significant difference between Nikon/Sigma/Tamron TCs? 1.4x


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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Significant difference between Nikon/Sigma/Tamron TCs? 1.4x


which 300mm f/4 do you have? that's going to matter.


Dec 30, 2012 at 09:18 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Significant difference between Nikon/Sigma/Tamron TCs? 1.4x


Zebrabot wrote:
which 300mm f/4 do you have? that's going to matter.


Sure, AF-s

Thanks!



Dec 30, 2012 at 10:00 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Significant difference between Nikon/Sigma/Tamron TCs? 1.4x


I've heard from several sources that Sigma does not license mount information from Canon/Nikon, they reverse engineer it. From my observations ivevseen far more firmware issues with Sigma lenses and new camera models, which would support that rumor.


Jan 01, 2013 at 04:33 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Significant difference between Nikon/Sigma/Tamron TCs? 1.4x


Use the Nikon TC-1.4 E II. A TC-1.7 E II is only useful in very bright light. BTW, makes sure you switch the lens focus limiter to -3m from Full when using the TC. This will keep the lens from hunting and slow focus acquisition in low light situations.


Jan 01, 2013 at 11:25 PM





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