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Nikon TC-20E II 2x AF-S

Review Date: Jun 6, 2003 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $550.00 | Rating: 6 

Pros: good 2x tele converter
not as sharp as the 1.4x (but that is probably physics)

This is a good 2x converter but not as good as a TC14-E. On the other side this is a photo from the D1 using an 80-200 AF-S lens and the TC20-E


One of our signature photos of 2000


Nikon 85mm f/2.8 PC Micro-Nikkor

Review Date: Mar 31, 2003 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,400.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: One of the best Nikon lenses and Tilt/Shift makes it very versatile
A bit too manual. At least the aperture could stop down manually

We use this lens for stitched panoramics (shifted right and left). This is also a great macro lens and very, very sharp. Probably our most loved Nikon lens. We also have the Canon equivalent 90mm T/S.

Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF

Review Date: Mar 30, 2003 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,550.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Top Zoom
VR could make it even better

The AF-S version is my most used Nikon lens and it delivers excellent results. Even with the TC-14E the results are superb.

Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8

Review Date: Mar 30, 2003 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,100.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Shift works great for panoramics
None really

We use this lens mainly for panoramics (shifted right & left). There are many uses for this lens that have to be explored. We have no problem that it only supports manual focus (S/T and autofocus is a bad fit with todays autofocus implementations)

Will buy probably also the 45 S/T too.