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This is a discussion on post your gear thread within the Member Show-Off & Photography forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by FyrHazard Holy crap, got some real photogs here! I was pretty happy just to break into the ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FyrHazard View Post
    Holy crap, got some real photogs here!

    I was pretty happy just to break into the DSLR scene.

    My tiny list of junk:
    Sony MVC-CD400 with Infra-red filter removed
    Nikon D40
    18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX (kit lense)
    70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IF-ED AF-S VR
    Really Right Stuff BH-40LR Ball Head
    Gitzo GT2530 CF Tripod
    Pelican Case
    That's a nice lightweight kit. Glass in heavy. If I'm going out on a hike I'll usually just take the 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 and 70-300mm f/4-5.6. Both are inexpensive, plastic, and most important, light. That's why I keep them.

    (Be careful with that D40 and adding lenses. There is a lot of glass on my list that will not AF with that body.)
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    Yeah, I actually got the D40 because of it's size. I was planning on doing a lot of hiking with it so I wanted the smallest DSLR possible. I've really been pretty happy with it, but now that I've had it for a while, I'd like to upgrade to something with a little more features. For instance: focus points and light metering that work more than half the time.

    You have a bunch of teleconverters! I have heard mixed reviews about using them. I take it you like them?
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    Is low light your problem? If so, the new 50mm f/1.4 AF-S might be worth looking into. Don't get it confused with the old 50mm f/1.4 AF.
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    Teleconverters are a mixed bag. In bright light they all work great to OK. As it gets darker their performance falls off. You hardly notice the TC-14 unless the light is very poor. The TC-20 losses Metering and AF fairly quickly. Hence my previous question. With the TC-20 a f/2.8 lens becomes a f/5.6...
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    Yeah that's what I'm worried about with my cheap lenses. With fancy glass you have more room to start out with. I used to try and capture birds quite a bit, and the 300 was never quite enough.
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    That's why your 10-300mm will not work and is deliberately incomparable.

    It's not on the list for the New TC-20E III:

    http://nikonusa.com/Find-Your-Nikon/...C-20E-III.html

    Sorry about that. Otherwise the 70-300 VR is a nice lens.

    Edit: Just for fun I looked at the f/4 lenses. TC-14 No limitations. TC-17 and TC-20 Autofocus not possible.

    With one exception No limitations on the listed f/2.8 lenses.
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