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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:16 pm 
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Regarding your comments about the teleconverter, are you looking to buy and test/try the new announced AFS TC20E III?
Or don't you expect it to perform better on your 70-200VRII?

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No, I'm not going to try the new 2x TC. But regarding your question whether one could expect it to perform better: That's a tough one!
My opinion, Wout: I don't think the mediocre performance with TC was the TC's fault. I think the 1.7x magnification clearly shows the limits of this zoom - or almost any zoom to be fair.
If you have a look at the latest test of the "old" VRI here at photozone, you can see how bad that lens looked with TCs. Even with a 1.4x the center performance drops from "very good" to "good" and border-performance from "very good" to "poor" at f/4.0 (similar picture at f/5.6) - with the TC 1.7x naturally even worse.
And that was although with a TC you don't even "see" the real border/corner-performance of the lens but need only a smaller image circle due to the magnification.

I think you need a real good fixed focal to enjoy a TC...
(unfortunately the Nikon TC will not work with my Sigma fixed focals :cry: )

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Thanks for the explanation Thomas :-) And good luck with a very nice lens anyway!

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Thomas, I read about issues regarding the quality of some 70-200VRII's out there, have you noticed anything of these problems (see here at NikonRumors for instance)

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I see no "chipping" in my lens :)

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Some tiny marks on the threads but nothing significant on mine.

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Jus got my Lens in Malaysia and i can say that is the cheapest of all countries $2250 AUD !!!!While back home it will set me back $3k AUD,so please with it .


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That was a large and long lens for a 70~200mm.
It can even beat my friends Canon 35~230mm lens!

Ouh well , i hope it gets reviewed on YouTube with Gordon :wink:


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You can find the new review at Photozone here:
http://www.photozone.de/nikon_ff/511-nikkorafs7020028vr2ff
Unfortunately no tests with TC yet: "This review initially does not contain measurements with TCs, but these will follow at a later date (including the new TC-20E III)."
The verdict: highly recommended, optical quality 4* (out of 5)!

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Anyone tested the lens with a TC yet?
(links to any pics, please?)


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If you read my review, you'll find testshots with TC at this post. I tested with the TC-17EII at 70, 120 and 200 mm.

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But photozone hasnt yet, even though they said so in april? already

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No. Unfortunately they didn't follow up on their promise...
Plus, I haven't found any other lab-test with comparable targets.
So, yep: Camera Labs seems the only source for this kind of information on one of Nikon's premier zooms :D

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Hi Thomas,

I have read most of your review about this lense.

However on page four of this thread another member (KA734) asked about a 36% drop in magnification. But I cannot see any reply, or replies from other members about this issue?

According to the author of the article on Youtube, the effective magnification is actually around 60-165mm.

Can you tell me your thoughts on this comment?

This is the link the other member; KA734 posted;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjA4lDLs ... re=related


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I think this post in my review should answer your question(s): viewtopic.php?p=164909#p164909
If you still have open questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

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