March 3rd, 2011, 07:51 PM
Saw this advert on Dutch Birding website. Can't read the Dutch, but it seems to imply that this adaptor can go onto the lens and convert it to a telescope; it appears as if there are different mounts available.
€199,00 unless I am reading it wrongly.
March 30th, 2011, 02:41 PM
I've just found a dedicated English website for this product at http://www.lens2scope.com/index.html and priced at €149 on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...fix=lens2scope
August 9th, 2011, 09:27 PM
I have had my experience with the lens2scope - it does what it is advertised to do, but in my case - a Sigma lens with Nikon bayonet - the mechanical quality of the lens2scope was not good. My lens got damaged - one of the electrical contacts was broken and the lens stopped working (out in the field during my vacation ).
Got it repaired for 70 EUR, and sent the lens2scope back for refund.
More details and pictures of the setup at my blog:
August 10th, 2011, 08:30 AM
Many thanks for the review and the warning. Lens2scope will only send me one for review if I pay the 70$ or so for postage, so this is very informative.
As an aside, what is the quality of the Sigma 1.4x converter with your 100-300 lens? Is there much image fall off?
August 11th, 2011, 07:03 AM
for the Sigma 1.4x, I can only give good feedback. Image quality in my eyes is near the same as with the lens alone, and I use it nearly all the time for birds. Still a bit short, though, even with the 1.5x crop of the Nikon ;-)
That cannot be said for the Sigma 2x, which I also own. The D300 stops autofocusing with the effective f/8, and on a pixel level you do see too much softness for my taste.
What does happen with the 1.4x is that autofocus speed goes down (the 100-300 is actually quite fast). It also changes the autofocus slightly, so the next thing I am going to do is to do the autofocus fine adjustment for the lens with and without TC. So far, I had tried to avoid that, but having photographed also birds in flight with the broken lens during my vacation using manual focus, I was surprised to see the great quality of the images - I'd say even better than with autofocus unadjusted...
August 11th, 2011, 07:48 AM