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greyscale

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Nikon Z6II with FTZ + 2.0 teleconverter?
« on: May 12, 2021, 12:52:03 pm »

Am buying a Z6ii with the FTZ adapter. Also, considering a 2.0 teleconverter. Anyone have any thoughts on such a setup? Would be using with Nikon 80-200 for landscapes only. The lens is a NIKON ED AF-S NIKKOR 80 - 200mm 1:2.8 D .
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Re: Nikon Z6II with FTZ + 2.0 teleconverter?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2021, 01:22:17 pm »

I'm shooting a Z6 with a 70-200 f/4 and 300 2.8 and regularly use the TC 14E & TC 17E.

The image quality for each lens and TC seems more than adequate. Though I have a TC20E, I just haven't had a need for the extra length...

That said, if you are shooting one of the two newer Nikkor 70-200 2.8, you'll be on the edge of adequate image quality with the TC20E, IMO. I probably wouldn't bother with the even older 80-200 since each of the several versions I've shot with in the days of film were perfect for film without adding any more glass to the combo though each suffered drastically from lots of vignetting, especially at wider apertures.

I'm now using both the 70-200 f/4 and occasionally the 70-200 f/2.8 VR II when I need a little more speed, but that's becoming rarer on my Z6 and the 2.8 I simply leave on my D800 which works quite well.

When I was shooting 6-12 MP, I had few qualms about shooting with all the Nikon TC-Es and the 70-200 VR I & II. However, as resolution goes up, adding more glass seems to lower the IQ a little too much for my tastes. YRMY.

However, perhaps with the TC20E III and the current VR III 70-200, it may be a good combo, but now with the 70-200 for the Z and the two new TCs, I'm less likely to give them a try.

Maybe the best approach is to rent a TC 20E and give it a try though I'm not certain any of the older 80-200mm lens mounts have the modified lens mounts to accept any of TCs.

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Re: Nikon Z6II with FTZ + 2.0 teleconverter?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2021, 07:04:03 pm »

One important point is that the new Z TCs are not compatible with the FTZ. Just in case you were considering this option

Thatís too bad because they are totally outstanding.

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Re: Nikon Z6II with FTZ + 2.0 teleconverter?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2021, 08:43:23 am »

Am buying a Z6ii with the FTZ adapter. Also, considering a 2.0 teleconverter. Anyone have any thoughts on such a setup? Would be using with Nikon 80-200 for landscapes only. The lens is a NIKON ED AF-S NIKKOR 80 - 200mm 1:2.8 D .

I don't think the F-mount 2.0 converter II  will give you very good results. Hardly better then a blown up 200mm.
I have it and never use it with my 70-200 2.8GII, because of that.
It does work rather well with the 300mmPF making it an f8 600mm lens. But then i recommend using it at f13 - its best performance.
I even made this close-up with that combination; it is very sharp.
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