Can a teleconverter be used with any lens?

Yes, not all lenses can be used with a teleconverter. In general wide angle lenses or wide angle zoom lenses cannot be used. Also, lenses with relatively slow maximum apertures (slower than f2. 8) cannot be used with teleconverters.

What is considered a fast lens?

A lens with a larger maximum aperture (that is, a smaller minimum f-number) is called a “fast lens” because it can achieve the same exposure with a faster shutter speed. Lenses may also be referred to as being “faster” or “slower” than one another; so an f/3.5 lens can be described as faster than an f/5.6.

Why are teleconverters expensive?

But the game is expensive when it comes to equipment because you need big, fast lenses if you’re not shooting air-to-air.

Can I use a teleconverter on Nikon 70 300?

The following lenses, although not a complete list, are not compatible with autofocus teleconverters: AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, any 18-55mm lens, any 18-105mm lens, any 18-135mm lens, any 18-200mm lens, any 24-120mm lens, any 55-200mm lens, any 70-300mm lens, and any 80-400mm lens.

Does a teleconverter affect depth of field?

A teleconverter not only affects a lens’s focal length but also its depth of field. For instance, if you use a 2x teleconverter on a 400mm f/2.8 lens, it won’t have the performance of an 800mm f/2.8 lens. Instead, it’ll perform like an 800mm f/5.6 lens.

When to use a Nikon teleconverter lens?

Using a teleconverter is an affordable option when you want to increase your photographic reach without having to purchase new super-telephoto lenses. Nikon currently offers teleconverters in 1.4x, 1.7x and 2x magnifications.

What kind of teleconverter do I need for Nikon 70-200mm?

The Nikon AF-S FX TC-17E II is a 1.7x teleconverter. With the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, the lens becomes 119-340mm. A 1.4x teleconverter gives you 40%, 1.7x gives you 70% and a 2x teleconverter will give you a 100% zoom. Telephoto lenses are heavy.

When to use a teleconverter in a camera?

Teleconverters are most useful if you already have a fast (f/2.8) lens to begin with. When you put a 2x teleconverter on a fast, constant aperture f/4 70-210 zoom you wind up with a useless f/8 lens.

What kind of teleconverter does Nikon 300mm use?

This becomes especially true when utilizing high-quality prime lenses with a variety of teleconverters. For example, the Nikon 300mm f/2.8G VR II is a phenomenal lens that works well with all three modern Nikon teleconverters, TC-14E III (1.4x), TC-17E II (1.7x) and TC-20E III (2.0x).