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8.4 out of 10

Nikon TC-17E II Teleconverter

Designed primarily for professional use, the TC-17E is for use Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Does its job

Ani, B&H Photo
1 week ago
  • Excerpt: The TC-17E II is a nice way to add additional reach to a 70-200 4 vr. Beware of low light and/or low contrast situations. Your mileage will definitely vary by Nikon body. D610 autofocuses okay but d7000 struggle, sometimes failing completely.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Slow Focus, Tough To Attach
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Overall 8
8.0

Good but expensive

Nash2014, Adorama
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: A great and easy way to extend the zoom on the field. Small, easy to carry. I used it with my 70-200 VR on my D300s and had great results without loosing sharpness but could not justify the cost. I am not a pro photographer and I don't make any money on this hobby. It is sharp and lives up to what other reviewers have stated and works really well with fast lenses.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

less expensive way to extend your reach

Dave LEC LAX, Adorama
15 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I am taking on field photos of college lacrosse games and trying to get up close and detailed photos for the players, the school and the parents. This teleconverter allowed me to get a bit closer with my 70-200mm f/2.8 Nikon lens and make better use of the whole field. Of course, it takes a little getting used to almost doubling your zoom and getting a smaller field of focus to follow the play, especially in a quick game such as lacrosse.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 10
10

Does a great job

Caddis, Adorama
14 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I use the with a D7100 and a 300mm F/4 AF-S lens as a relatively inexpensive way to get to 500mm for wildlife shots. Image quality is still very good when using the TC, and I'm quite pleased with the results.<br /><br />The only negative thing I have to say about it is that it rattles (due to a free-floating control lever) when not attached to a lens. I understand that this is normal, but it was little disconcerting when I first got it.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Just what I was looking for

Adorama
1 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this teleconverter with my Nikon D700, 70-200, 2.8 lens and am very pleased with it. My main purpose for this is bird photography and it fills the bill giving me more reach. <br /><br />Although this TC is compatible with my 105mm macro lens, I have not tried it yet but looking forward to see what it can do.
  • Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Really helps to round out my kit

Adam M. Bendig, Amazon
28 April 2014
  • Summary: I'm thrilled with this, my first, teleconverter. I've used it on the 24-70 and 70-200 2.8's, the first big use was at the Long Beach Grand Prix along with a d700. Focusing is indeed a little slower, but I still managed to get plenty of tack sharp images of the cars coming straight at me, shooting through the chain link fence behind one of the photo cutouts along the barriers. Further, I purchased this used from an Amazon seller, of which I was extremely pleased with.
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Overall 10
10

Works great!!

Docjhat, B&H Photo
21 April 2014
  • Excerpt: Bought to use with my 300, f2.8. Very happy with the results. Auto focus and sharpness are not affected. Excellent product.
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Overall 6
6.0

Mixed Feelings

Jeff @ White Light Photo, B&H Photo
7 April 2014
  • Excerpt: The loss of a stop and half really has little negative impact. A bump or two of ISO and problem solved. I love the extra reach and as long as I don't pixel peep, the results seem okay, not fantastic, but okay. I don't often crop at 200-300%. I am using a Nikon D300 (cropped sensor), 70-200 VR1, so my effective reach is 510mm with the tele. My bottom line is that it's not super-glued to my lens so I will use it when the situation calls for it.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: A Little Soft In Focus
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Overall 10
10

NIKON TC-17E 11

OILMAN "OWEN", Amazon
6 April 2014
  • Summary: This truly is a wonderful addition, if you own a nikon 70-200 VR Zoom ( rumor is, that the tele extender was made for this lens)or a nikon 105 2.8 VR Macro lens........ I know, if you check the nikon web site, it will say that the 105 doest work with this tele-extender, however trust me it does!, auto focus and all!!!!!
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Overall 6
6.0

Compatibility with DEX lens

Walter T. Day "Guitar man", Amazon
9 March 2014
  • Summary: Although my Nikon D5200 owners manual showed AFS teleconverters compatible this is not designed for DX lenses. Visually I should noticed this before ever ordering it. The rear element of my 55-300 DX lens is about even with the mount and the front element of the Teleconverter is sticking out from the mount so they cannot go together.
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