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    Default Teleconverter compatibility for Nikon 300mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF lens (non AF-S, non AF-I)

    Hi,

    I would like to know if the Nikon TC-301 teleconverter is compatible with the Nikon 300mm f/2.8 ED-IF (autofocus, non AF-S, non AF-I) lens. I have used the TC-14A before on this lens, but no longer own it.
    Is the Nikon TC-201, which is priced cheaper than the TC-301, also compatible? If yes, what benefits are there in using the TC-301 over the TC-201?

    None of Nikon's own teleconverters seem to support autofocus with this lens... (please let me know if otherwise) Is there any third-party teleconverter that can support AF?

    Thank you for your time,
    Nikhil Patwardhan

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    According to Nikon, the TC 301 teleconverter is compatible with the manual focus 300mm f/2.8 IF-ED lens. They do not support usage on any AF lens.

    http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals/...econverter.pdf


    MIR.com says this:
    http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography...ter/index6.htm

    “AF operation is not possible with the TC-301 even when used on an AF Nikon SLR camera in combination with an appropriate AF Nikkor lens.”

    It may be possible to use a newer AF 300mm lens but I cannot find confirmation.



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    I've had the 300 f/4 (non AF-S) and used it a lot with a Kenko 1.4x tele. Autofocus worked just fine, albeit a bit slower (expected). The camera did not read a change in aperture, so you have to compensate accordingly.
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