I’ve been told that au­tofo­cus is un­avail­able if us­ing the Nikon-fit Tam­ron 70-200mm f/2.8 VC USD lens with a Kenko tele­con­verter. Is this re­ally true?

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Kevin Hat­field, via email

Ja­son says... We put this to Tam­ron’s UK dis­trib­u­tor, which has con­firmed to us that there are no prob­lems when us­ing Canon-fit Tam­ron lenses and Kenko Tele­plus tele­con­vert­ers. How­ever, Kenko’s tele­con­vert­ers aren’t fully com­pat­i­ble with Nikon-fit Tam­ron lenses from the 70-200mm f/2.8 VC USD on­wards. This in­cludes all of the re­cently launched prime lenses such as the 85mm f/1.8 VC USD and the lat­est 90mm Macro, as well as re­cent zoom lenses in­clud­ing the 150-600mm VC USD. In all of these cases, au­tofo­cus and vi­bra­tion com­pen­sa­tion are dis­abled.

In­ter­est­ingly, Kenko has just launched new 1.4x and 2.0x Tele­plus HD DGX tele­con­vert­ers, but only in Canon-fit. The release of the Nikon-fit ver­sions has been de­layed, which hope­fully means Kenko is work­ing on re­solv­ing this is­sue.

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