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Max
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      05-04-2012
Has anyone here used the Canon 1.4X telextender *with* the 70-300mm
zoom? The lens I refer to is this one:

http://tinyurl.com/67e3xrb

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      05-04-2012
"Max" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Has anyone here used the Canon 1.4X telextender *with* the 70-300mm zoom?
> The lens I refer to is this one:
>
> http://tinyurl.com/67e3xrb
>
> Max


Hello Max.

The Canon 1.4 extender is only compatible with a subset of Canon lenses. I
think the subset does not include the 70-300mm f4-5.6 lens.
Have a look at :
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/suppor...der_ef_1_4x_ii
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/suppor...Specifications

I _think_ there may be problems with the back of some lenses hitting the
front of the extender.

Regards, Ian.


 
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      05-04-2012
On 5/4/2012 9:59 AM, Ian wrote:
> "Max"<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:4fa337a5$0$17661$c3e8da3$(E-Mail Removed) eb.com...
>> Has anyone here used the Canon 1.4X telextender *with* the 70-300mm zoom?
>> The lens I refer to is this one:
>>
>> http://tinyurl.com/67e3xrb
>>
>> Max

>
> Hello Max.
>
> The Canon 1.4 extender is only compatible with a subset of Canon lenses. I
> think the subset does not include the 70-300mm f4-5.6 lens.
> Have a look at :
> http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/suppor...der_ef_1_4x_ii
> http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/suppor...Specifications
>
> I _think_ there may be problems with the back of some lenses hitting the
> front of the extender.
>
> Regards, Ian.
>
>


Thank you for your reply.
I think you may be right.
Unfortunately, I will likely have to seek another solution for those
long telephoto shots that I like.

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      05-04-2012
On Fri, 04 May 2012 13:20:15 -0600, Max <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>On 5/4/2012 9:59 AM, Ian wrote:
>> "Max"<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:4fa337a5$0$17661$c3e8da3$(E-Mail Removed) eb.com...
>>> Has anyone here used the Canon 1.4X telextender *with* the 70-300mm zoom?
>>> The lens I refer to is this one:
>>>
>>> http://tinyurl.com/67e3xrb
>>>
>>> Max

>>
>> Hello Max.
>>
>> The Canon 1.4 extender is only compatible with a subset of Canon lenses. I
>> think the subset does not include the 70-300mm f4-5.6 lens.
>> Have a look at :
>> http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/suppor...der_ef_1_4x_ii
>> http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/suppor...Specifications
>>
>> I _think_ there may be problems with the back of some lenses hitting the
>> front of the extender.
>>
>> Regards, Ian.
>>
>>

>
>Thank you for your reply.
>I think you may be right.
>Unfortunately, I will likely have to seek another solution for those
>long telephoto shots that I like.



Look at the possibility of a Kenko or other third party TC which might
not have this limitation.
 
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Wolfgang Weisselberg
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      05-05-2012
Max <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Has anyone here used the Canon 1.4X telextender *with* the 70-300mm
> zoom? The lens I refer to is this one:


> http://tinyurl.com/67e3xrb


This zoom lens is probably not good enough to give you
quality with an extender. You should use a very high quality
zoom lens or a fixed focal length lens for an extender.

Additionally, most cameras won't autofocus with this lens and
an extender, as with a 1.4x extender the effective aperture
at 300mm is f/8.

You could try:
- Canon's 400mm f/5.6 lens
- Canon's 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens
- Canon's 300mm f/4 lens with an 1.4x extender
each reaching ca. 400mm and f/5.6, but each solution is way
more costly than just the extender.

You could also look for third-party lenses (but check first
if they're good) ... there are some offers for -400mm and even
-500mm zooms.

Then there's the mirror lens, cheap, but terrible bokeh.

-Wolfgang
 
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Max
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      05-05-2012
On 5/4/2012 7:40 PM, Wolfgang Weisselberg wrote:
> Max<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> Has anyone here used the Canon 1.4X telextender *with* the 70-300mm
>> zoom? The lens I refer to is this one:

>
>> http://tinyurl.com/67e3xrb

>
> This zoom lens is probably not good enough to give you
> quality with an extender. You should use a very high quality
> zoom lens or a fixed focal length lens for an extender.
>
> Additionally, most cameras won't autofocus with this lens and
> an extender, as with a 1.4x extender the effective aperture
> at 300mm is f/8.
>
> You could try:
> - Canon's 400mm f/5.6 lens
> - Canon's 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens
> - Canon's 300mm f/4 lens with an 1.4x extender
> each reaching ca. 400mm and f/5.6, but each solution is way
> more costly than just the extender.
>
> You could also look for third-party lenses (but check first
> if they're good) ... there are some offers for -400mm and even
> -500mm zooms.
>
> Then there's the mirror lens, cheap, but terrible bokeh.
>
> -Wolfgang


I'll be exploring all "reasonably" priced options.

Max
 
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charles
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      05-05-2012
On Thu, 03 May 2012 19:58:02 -0600, Max <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Has anyone here used the Canon 1.4X telextender *with* the 70-300mm
>zoom? The lens I refer to is this one:
>
>http://tinyurl.com/67e3xrb
>
>Max



with the sigma 70-300 the outer portions of the units are about 1/2
inch apart when the inner parts contact. I'd never thought to try it
before.
 
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