Manual teleconverter, lens with no aperture ring

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Cynicor, Aug 21, 2005.

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    Cynicor Guest

    I was poking around in a camera store today, and they had a Spiratone 2x
    TelXtender for Nikon that they gave me for $10. I figured the most I
    could lose was $10.

    It's a standard Nikon mount, and couples properly. Obviously it doesn't
    do autofocusing and metering, but here's my question. I put it on a
    Nikon D70 with a Nikon 70-200 VR lens; the lens doesn't have a manual
    aperture ring. When I shoot in manual, what f-stop is the lens set at?

    (It's a pretty crappy teleconverter - puts a little blue spot in the
    middle of every photo - but I'm still curious and haven't been able to
    google up the answer.)
    Cynicor, Aug 21, 2005
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    [BnH] Guest

    For AF-S lens you might want to use Nikon AF-S TC.
    The reason is that : when you mount it, good chance it will knock side to
    side with your rear lens element :)

    [BnH], Aug 22, 2005
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    Bill Hilton Guest

    ... they had a Spiratone 2x TelXtender for Nikon that they
    Shudder ... there should be a law against putting a $10 Spiratone 2x
    converter on a great lens like this ... "abuse of equipment"? "crimes
    against nature"?

    Bill Hilton, Aug 22, 2005
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    Jer Guest

    Kinda reminds me of a girl I once knew. :)
    Jer, Aug 22, 2005
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    Cynicor Guest

    I was JUST trying to see into my neighbor's house. If there's a law
    against it I'd sure like to hear it.
    Cynicor, Aug 22, 2005
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    Jer Guest

    There isn't. If they forget to close the drapes, it's their problem.
    I've photographed people who left them open intentionally for their own
    nefarious reasons and I send a pizza and a six-pack over to get them
    ready for Act II. :)
    Jer, Aug 23, 2005
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