thanks Bob. Much appreciated
Seems as if the 100/2+2XTC+ tube combo is viable.
Was also quite interested in your comments on the life sized converter as had never considered it previously. Is there any advantage that the LS-C offers that you couldnt get with the 1.4X TC (or 2X) +tubes? Read up on it and it seems as if it might be a good option/alternative to the 1.4X TC (appears to be approx 1.2X), advantages possibly being AF speed? IQ? vs decreased max focussing distance
Now to work out what combination to get - I've got about 1800 in store credit atm, of which 1300 will go to a fuji x100s (need a walk around) -> leaves $500 odd for spending (+ potential for a bit more)
options seem to be
1. life sized converter + extension tubes (12, 25 or both)
2. 1.4 X TC + extension tubes (12, 25 or both)
3. 2X TC + extension tubes (12, 25 or both)
The main advantage of the TCs would be that it could also be used on a 70-200/2.8 IS II at sporting events (stadium limit 200mm lens) and potentially to dabble in wild life/bird photography.
For sports, I *think* I might be able to get away with IQ issues by stopping down 1 extra stop at a night game (happy with SOOC raw conversion images taken via aperture priority hovering around 1/6400 @ f2.8 and 1/2500 @ f4 (ISO 10,000) -> I'm thinking that becomes 1/1250 @ f5.6 with 2X TC -> 1/1000 @ f8, ISO 12000+ for further stopping down (with PP)
or perhaps I should not be greedy and just stick with the 1.4X TC + tubes combo (better IQ with 1.4X TC)
Which combo would you recommend to start off with? (for macro + longer shots)
1DX, x100S, 24-70 II L, 100L, 1.4X TC III, 25/2 ZE, 35/2 ZE, 50/2 ZE, 100/2 ZE, 120-300/2.8 OS S