Sorry to go on and on, but… Why is your magazine telling Brett Campbell and everyone else that ‘Tamron doesn’t make teleconverters’..? I have had one for my Olympus OM-1 for many years and a short search will reveal that there are currently Tamron teleconverters available for Nikon and Canon EOS mounts. (Nikon part no. 230FFN).
Richard Bond, Hampshire, UK
While Tamron used to manufacture teleconverters, they were discontinued in Europe around five years ago. As far as Tamron’s UK distributor is aware, the teleconverters have been discontinued worldwide, and it is possible that the US A has the last remaining stock of this old product. Because of this, the UK distributor recommends using Kenko teleconverters. (Of course, it’s possible to use one of the older Tamron teleconverters, if you have one, or one by another manufacturer such as Nikon or Sigma, as long as it’s Nikon-fit and compatible with the lens.)
Turn to page 92 to see how a fast zoom plus teleconverter compares to a super-telephoto lens for shooting sport.
As Tamron no longer makes teleconverters, its UK distributor recommends Kenko ones