Reviews and Problems with Nikon TC-17E II Teleconverter
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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
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.
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
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.
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
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!!!!!
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.
Summary: Delivered quickly and packed well. Works great with my Nikon AFS-VR 70-200f/2.8 (which is what I got it for) but will not fit on my Nikon AFS 17-55 f/2.8. Haven't shot with it yet but I'll repost if there are any problems.