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Can teleconverters be stacked

clark

Member
I purchased a 70-200 VR Nikkor ED lens last year. Since then, I have purchased both the 1.4 and 2x teleconverters for this lense. (They are the 14eII and 20eII teleconverters.) I want to "stack" them to achieve the greatest possible magnification. But, they do not seem to fit. Am I missing a part? I only did this because I am sure that John Shaw described this process at a seminar. Can anyone help me?
 
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hendrik_louw

It will be a great concern to me if you cannot do that. I bought the 70-200 AFS VR myself and it is working great! I would however also like to buy the converters at some stage. I'm sure Nikon could have made sure that stacking is possible?
 

wd8cdh

Active Member
I wouldn't be surprised if Nikon intentionally made their converters not to stack since you do get some degradation in optical quality and the f stop loss would prevent autofocus. 3rd party converters often will stack and the better ones have surprisingly good quality.

Ron Schroeder Brookhaven National Lab Building 911A Upton NY 11973 631 344-4561
 

f8lee

Active Member
Perhaps the better approach would be to get the Kenko Pro 3X TC - it passed AF and VR information between lens and camera, it's only one set of connection points, it provides a tad more magnification (3x vs [2x1.4=2.8x]) and optically their 1.4 and 2x TC's are pretty well regarded, so I doubt it's worse than stacking a pair of teles anyway.

just a thought.

BobF
 

clark

Member
Thanks for the suggestion. By the way, does anyone know a number for Nikon USA where I could call and hopefully find out if "stacking" is possible?
 

wolfgang_weber

New Member
Hello!

As I've read somwhere in the net there is a nose on the mount of the nikon converters which prrevents the stacking of them. There was a manual, how to remove this nose (cut it of). I would not suggest to do so, because you need to disassemble the mount. The kenko-converters (1.4 and 2x) allow to be stacked.

regards

Wolfgang
 
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