50-135mm /f2.8 with AF1.7xTC


K10D

Link Posted 11/02/2010 - 12:59
Just been outside with this combo. Wide open, hand held. Focus is FAST!!!!





Very shallow DOF. I like this combination.

C&C welcome

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nathanever82

Link Posted 11/02/2010 - 13:47
are you saying that focus is fast becauyse the TC bypasses the SDM focussing and therefore uses the in-camera AF motor?

does it make it much faster than the lens on its own?

what TC is this you're talking about, is it the Pentax version?
'Between the lights there is always a shadow'

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K10D

Link Posted 11/02/2010 - 13:53
SDM is off as the Pentax AFTC is screw drive. Lens is pre-focused manually to "some where near" and the AF TC does the rest. K7 was indicating f4 due to two stop loss.

Zoom is still OK to use.

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Last Edited by K10D on 11/02/2010 - 13:54

nathanever82

Link Posted 11/02/2010 - 13:56
right, but you don't have to 'pre-focused manually to "some where near" ' - right?

I mean, does the screw drive not work normally? does the AF hunt more than the usual?
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Mannesty

Link Posted 11/02/2010 - 14:04
Yes Nathan, you have to pre-focus manually. The T'C can't cope with the full focus range of every lens ever produced. So some work (not much) has to be done to help the AF system get somewhere close.
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K10D

Link Posted 11/02/2010 - 14:22
nathanever82 wrote:
right, but you don't have to 'pre-focused manually to "some where near" ' - right?

I mean, does the screw drive not work normally? does the AF hunt more than the usual?

Only just started to use this TC and the pre-manual focus is only as near as slightly recognisable subject, the TC then snaps it into focus. It does not hunt.

I will do some more shots at smaller apertures tomorrow to see how the IQ is. The extra reach of the 1.7x is very useful.

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nathanever82

Link Posted 11/02/2010 - 14:37
Very interesting, i would have thought that the AF would be able to cope with the full focus range.

But good to know!
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konrads

Link Posted 11/02/2010 - 16:53
#2 I like!! Very nice
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K10D

Link Posted 12/02/2010 - 07:57
Taps again at f/8. Apologies for error on previous post as f/4 was f/4.5




Better DOF as expected.

Then did this...




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Last Edited by K10D on 12/02/2010 - 08:00

MrCynical

Link Posted 12/02/2010 - 08:48
I'd always assumed that AF teleconverters worked by (the user) setting the lens to infinity, then the TC doing all the work itself. Interesting to know - not that I'm ever likely to find a Pentax AFTC for sale!
Last Edited by MrCynical on 12/02/2010 - 08:49

Greytop

Link Posted 12/02/2010 - 09:30
Something about the taps I like in both groups.
Interesting to the see the 1.7x TC working well with the 50-135.
Do you have the 60-250 and have you tried the x1.7 with it?
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K10D

Link Posted 12/02/2010 - 09:50
Don't have the 60-250.

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