1.4x for 100 too?

Discussion in 'Canon EOS' started by derrick_morin___fallon__nevada, Sep 4, 2001.

  1. Included in my camera bag are the 100 1.4 USM and 200 2.8 L USM. I am strongly considering the 1.4X MK II for a sharp 280 f4. Has anyone used this TC on the 100? Will it give me a usable 140, or would I be better off saving up $8XX for the 135 L? I assume there would be a difference in quality, but would it be significant enough to spend the extra $$?

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    Derrick
     
  2. I assume you have the 100 2.0 (don't know of a 100/1.4).

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    The Canon 1.4 TCs don't work with the 100 or any other Canon lenses
    that have a flush rear element, because the EF teleconverters have a
    protruding front element. If you want to use a 1.4x with the 100/2.0
    you have to look to Tamron, Sigma, etc.

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    The 135/2.0 is an exceptional lens; note, though, that it weighs
    almost exactly as much as the 200/2.8 and is almost as big. There's a
    significant jump in size from the 100/2.0 to the 135/2.0.

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  3. John,

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    You are correct, the 100 is the 2.0. I got it confused with my 50.

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    Thanks for the info. It will be worth just having a good 280. I
    guess I'll start saving for the 135. I know it's big and heavy, but
    it is a terrific portrait lens. Thanks again.

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    Derrick
     
  4. Note that the 135 F2 and 200 F2.8 are the only non-white lenses which
    are Canon teleconverter compatible (actually, I think that the TSE
    lenses are also, but not many people use them). The 135 F2L is
    reputed to be an absolutely excellent lens, and will easily surpass
    the 100 F2, let alone a 100 F2 with a teleconverter.
     
  5. Just an addendum to my previous post. I mentioned the only non-white
    lenses to be able to take the TCs...but I didn't mention that not all
    white lenses can take them. I believe the only one which can't is the
    35-350L USM. There's one other lens which you'd expect to be able to
    take them, which can't, and that's the original 80-200 F2.8L (ie the
    predecessor to the white 70-200 F2.8L we all know). Although not a
    white lens, a lot of people assume it is TC compatible because all of
    the 3 L series 70-200s are, but it is not.
     
  6. Indeed, you are a font of knowledge (or is that fount?) -- thanks for
    the additional info!
     
  7. No...I only think I am. ;-).
     

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