A&P Kenko teleconverters ... crap?

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  1. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    I'm going to South Africa next year, and don't really want to rent a 300mm lens. I have a 70-200 f4 IS that i'd like to use, and thought a teleconverter would be a smart idea.

    B*H has a Kenko 1.5x teleconverter for under $90. Assuming that i'm going to be using this in good lighting, how much worse are these than the $290 Canon 1.4x?

    I assume both take away a stop (f4 to f5.6) ... am i going to see a big difference in IQ between the two units?
     
  2. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    maybe i should just rent the 100-400 for the same price for 2 weeks.
     
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    CornUponCob New Member

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    I'd probably go with the 100-400, I mean, how often do you get to go to Africa?

    Minus whale do it right. (Although "right" would mean a 5 or 600 f4, but like you want to lug that around).
     
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    the 100-400 seems like a popular wildlife lens I'd just rent that
     
  5. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    yeah, apparently that $80 one blows.

    100-400 sounds like a winner
     
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    If theyre the same price, thats a no brainer. 100-400 all the way.
     
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    rent the 400mm DO
     
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    i had a kenko it was not usable...sooo shit
     

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