« on: November 17, 2014, 12:26:03 PM »
How good is that 70-300L + Kenko 1.4 combo? I tried it once with a second hand Kenko but it just wouldn't work at all, assume the Kenko was defective and sent it back. Would be interested in trying it again though.
I agree that it's very uncool that Canon doesn't include the tripod collar with the 70-300L lens and charges a ridiculous amount for it separately. However, I haven't missed the collar since the lens is pretty light and also since the focus and zoom rings are swapped. If I had the collar on the lens, I wouldn't be able to hold and zoom it the same way I can with the 70-200L.
And FYI, I use a Kenko 1.4X DGX TC with my 70-300L often with good results. So you can do it, just not with the Canon TC.
And as I've said before, I think Canon made the right call on balance NOT including the tripod collar with the 70-300L. However, I won't back them on how much they charge for it as a separate item!
When I used the 70-300L + Kenko 1.4x TC Combo I was shooting with the 5D3. Hence the need for more reach. I was satisfied with the results. I didn't feel like the AF was terrible but I was shooting swimmers in a pool in crappy indoor sodium vapor lights so I had to do plenty of post editing anyway. I haven't used that combo for other types of action in outdoor light, etc.
The Tamrom 1.4x TC I have DID NOT work correctly with the 70-300L. It caused weird noises and weird jumping of the IS when the AF occurred so I didn't put the lens on that TC anymore after the first short test.