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03-02-2013, 02:12 PM   #1
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need to get closer

i have a k20d w/a vivitar 70-200 zoom (macro) i shoot manualy with it . i am trying to get some good bird pics , but cant get close . can some one recommend a good teleconverter (2x) that will work on this lens with the k20d
right now i cant afford another new lens.

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QuoteOriginally posted by retired2007 Quote
but cant get close
Best advice is just that, get closer. In my opinion you will not get good results from that lens with a 2x TC. Teleconverters can be useful on fast prime lenses, 300mm f/2.8 for example. There are also 'matched' TC's that work with specific lenses such as the Sigma 1.4x and 2x. However, you have a consumer zoom that is already very slow. Adding a 2x TC will not likely get you any better images than you would have gotten by cropping in on the computer.

So get closer, using a blind for example. Or look at faster prime lenses. There are some 300mm f/4 manual lenses that are not too expensive.

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