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PHOTO GEAR by KRISS on 16 november 2015

So before leaving Nerja, a friend of mine, Jimmy, a real photographer (his link on the right side of this page under our friends), kindly offered me to take his teleconverter for the next 3 months because I would be using it more than him ! And he was right, thank you Jimmy.

The biggest lens we own is a Nikkor 70-200mm VRII so 200mm is the maximum we can go.
On a full frame format this is good for many things but too short for anything involving animals.
So a teleconverter makes it 400mm which is good and coupled with a D7100 more or less a 600mm f5.6.
Good enough for me right now since it is my best free option (thanks again Jimmy).

If I had to get a proper 600mm or equivalent it would cost me a fortune and I wouldn’t have use for it everyday.
But here in Costa Rica I actually wish I had an even longer lens like 800mm with a wide aperture f4 for instance I think would be great.

I have to try coupling it with the D4s and choose DX format (I think I can but I have to double check).
Right now I often fiend myself, or Kate often finds herself a little limited.
Those damn animals always choose to be too far ! Also some of them move very quickly and fast focusing on them is a little challenging.
I hope the D4s will be of better use than the D7100 in that aspect, I am sure it will.


So honestly, this little, relatively light and affordable piece of equipment is actually great and I think I might get one when we go back to Europe if it is necessary and reasonable !

I haven’t compared many brands so I can only speak about the Nikon teleconverter.
It is all metal and weighs a good weight for its little size.
It is made in Japan and I believe the quality of the glass is impeccable.
I am sure cheaper teleconverter can be found but since they are the piece you will place just between your lens and the camera, I would make sure to pick the best quality possible.

Ok, here are some examples of photos we shot with this new tool on the Nikon D7100.

NIKON TELECONVERTER X2

NIKON TELECONVERTER X2

NIKON TELECONVERTER X2

NIKON TELECONVERTER X2

NIKON TELECONVERTER X2

NIKON TELECONVERTER X2

NIKON TELECONVERTER X2

NIKON TELECONVERTER X2

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