Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC20E III
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Excellent, Sharp, Fast Teleconverter.
William G. McQuaig, Amazon
5 November 2013
Summary: The version three of Nikon's TC-20 is a significant improvement over previous versions. It's sharp, quick focusing on my 500mm f/4, 300mm f/2.8, and 70-200mm f/2.8, and it is sharp as a tack. I am seriously impressed with this TC and highly recommend it. I use it for nature and wildlife photography.
Summary: I have used Nikon products since the 1970's and have kept up with all the current and modern products currently owning a D800. They are all well constructed and last a life time. I am sure this item will be no different. But you have to understand the limitations of Teleconverters. This particular model will double the f stop you will have to use and will soften the clarity of the photograph compared to the primary lens without the converter.
Summary: I took several hundred pictures - at the zoo and at a kids soccer game. Did not get one single clear, sharp shot. Pulled the converter off and went right back to the quality I expect from a D800 with a 70-200 f2.8 lens.
Summary: This is exactly what I Wanted. I am using 70-200 f/2.8 for sports photography and landscape. This has improved my photography. 2x does not bother me because I am shooting outdoors and 5.6 is enough for me.
Summary: First off, you will lose some sharpness and contrast with this teleconverter. Second off, you will lose some sharpness and contrast with every teleconverter so you should be aware of this before buying one. Third off, you will not lose as much sharpness and contrast with this teleconverter as you will with previous iterations or with generic third party converters. If you need a 2x teleconverter for compatible Nikon lenses, this is the way to go.
Summary: I bought this to use with my 70-200 F2.8 II lens, as well as my 300mm F2.8 lens. It works absolutely great on both lens, with only minor image degradation at full aperture. If I stop down one stop, the lens perform perfectly.
Summary: I'm still a rookie when it comes to photography but this wonderful device allowed me to go from taking awesome pictures of insects the size of bees to taking awesome shots of insects the size of ants.
Summary: I put this on my 70-200 f2.8 vrii in the hopes that I could get sharp 400mm photos. Well, it did zoom into 400mm, but it is noticeably less sharp than the original lens without the teleconverter on. I returned this because my 28mm-300mm, at 1.5 crop on a D800 produced pictures that are almost as sharp as the 70-200 f2.8 vrii with this teleconverter on.
Summary: I use this on a 70-200mm VR and 400mm AI-S f/2.8 lenses. The teleconverter gives me a very lightweight portable 400mm lens. The autofocus is hampered due to its f/5.6 effective maximum aperture. For static shots, or if a professional body is used, the autofocus works very well even in minimal lighting conditions. The autofocus problems do not effect my manual focus lenses and the increased resolution and reach are nothing short of incredible.