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Enhanced Telephoto Versatility
Affordable and portable gateway to extend telephoto reach; ideal for sports, wildlife, surveillance and more.

Nikon Integrated Coating (IC)
Enhances light transmission efficiency, improves color consistency and reduces flare.

1.7x Optical Conversion Factor
Increases the focal length by 70% of select compatible NIKKOR lenses.

AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II 4 5 8 8
sharpness observation of TC-17E II - great I use this with my 400mm 2.8VR and D90, the results are awesome. Some of my sharpness observation in comparison without TC. 95% cannot find a difference in sharpness at f/11(perfect) 50% cannot find a difference in sharpness at f/9 or f10. Rest of the f number below f/9 i can see a softness and loss in quality of image. tested with wimberley tripod head on different occasions. My observation results are limited with my experience subject : birds Focusing is relatively slow as a known factors of using tele-converter. July 19, 2010
There is one major flaw with this product. The extender produces good results with my two large lenses ( 70-200 zoom and 300mm fixed) however it can not be used with the 60 mm macro nor the 18-105 zoom. MUCH more aggravating is that both large lenses slip on the extender, often causing "No lens attached" warning to appear. When you're out shooting moving subjects, this is a real pain. I have spoken with other Nikon users, one of whom is a professional photographer and they have noted the same problem. The pro does not use the extender in his work so it's not a major problem for him. However is you pay $2500 for a lens and then a $300 or $400 piece messes it up, I believe the costomer has a legitimate concern. August 29, 2011
Do Not Purchase! This lens has been a disappointment from the beginning and I would not recommend it for purchase. I bought it to effectively increase the overall focal length of my 70-200mm f/2.8 lens in good lighting conditions, but image quality is so poor that I don't even use it. The problem I have had is that my images are too soft when using this teleconverter. I originally suspected that there was a back-focusing problem because details of each image were sharper in the background. But I sent it back to NIKON for warranty work, and it came back with the same problem. Either NIKON repair did nothing to correct the lens or it is basically worthless. Either way, I wouldn't suggest this lens as a smart purchase. I am not a professional photographer, so maybe I'm not using it correctly. But since it is very basic in how it is actually used and the fact that all my images are a complete disappointment when using it, I can't imagine anyone who makes their living in photography being happy with it. April 15, 2011
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I have a Nikon D4 and want to combine the converter with AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED lens, is that possible to have auto focus?

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It says on the list that AF 'may not be possible', how this might be I dont know, however, I have a 200-400 and it does indeed af with the TC-17EII.
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AF-I/AF-S Teleconverters TC-14E/TC-14EII/TC-17EII/TC-20E/TC-20EII are usable. When the
TC-14E or TC-14EII is attached, both vibration reduction and autofocus work properly. When the
TC-17EII, TC-20E or TC-20EII is attached, however, only vibration reduction is possible.
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I thought the D4 made it possible
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No, only teleconverter that autofocuses with that lens is the TC-14Ell, the rest are manual focus only. Here is the compatibilty chart:
http://www.nikonusa.com/en_INC/IMG/Assets/Common-Assets/Images/Teleconverter-Compatibility/en_US_Comp_chart.html
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AF VR-NIKKOR 80-400mm 1:4.5-5.6D

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Is the AF-s TC-17E II compatible with the AF VR-NIKKOR 80-400mm 1:4.5-5.6D?
Will autofocus work? All metering? Vibration reduction?
Thanks, Bill
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The Kenko 1.4x Teleplus Pro 300 DG telecoverter will work with the old 80-400mm AF VR. I own both.
No Nikon teleconverter will work with the old 80-400mm lens.
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The Teleconverter compatibility chart says that if the lens isn't listed on that page, then the rear element of the lens could damage the teleconverter. What I have seen is that on some lenses the diameter of the back of the lens is too small to allow the teleconverter to be inserted for mounting. This situation is obvious. However on some lenses, (like the 17-35 f2.8) the teleconverter will mount, but the rear element of the lens can crash into the teleconverter during zoom/focus... this is bad. In all cases (except for the D4 and D800) if the teleconverter factor (e.g. 1.7) times the f-stop exceeds f5.6, the lens may not autofocus properly. So since the maximum aperture of the 80-400 is 4.5, 4.5 x 1.7 = f7.65, so the lens will not autofocus even if everything else fits. Since the 80-400 is a current lens and it is not listed on the compatibility chart, my guess is it won't mount properly. Also the teleconverter does not have a linkage for a focusing motor, so only AFS or AFI lenses will autofocus...once more the 80-400 will not autofocus because it has no internal focusing motor. That's the long answer. The short answer is the 80-400 is not compatible.
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No it will not work, here is the compatability chart for future reference:http://www.nikonusa.com/en_INC/IMG/Assets/Common-Assets/Images/Teleconverter-Compatibility/en_US_Comp_chart.html
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I have a D90 and D7000. Which 300mm Nikkor lenses can I use with a Nikon Teleconverter? Thanks

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I own a 300mm f4 AFS and the current 1.7x Nikon teleconverter, they work fine together.
That brings the 300mm lens to an affordable 500mm at f5.5 (f5.6) which is still very sharp wide open, great for birding, b-i-f.
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Nikon makes 3 teleconverters, a 1.4x a 1.7x and a 2x. Adding a teleconverter increases the magnification, but also decreases the total light coming into the camera. Nikon cameras prior to the D4 and D800 require a maximum aperture of f5.6 or greater to autofocus properly. So, if you have a 300mm f2.8 lens, you can use any teleconverter and the camera will function properly. (f2.8 x 2 = f5.6) a f4 lens will work with the 1.4x teleconverter (f4 x 1.4 = f5.6), but but not the 1.7x or 2x, and so on. Do not use a teleconverter on wide zooms as the lens can damage the teleconverter. Although the teleconverters will function in manual focus mode on most lenses, they are primarily intended to be used with Nikon's long pro telephotos. While there are reports of teleconverters and autofocus working out beyond an effective maximum aperture of f5.6, proper performance should not be assumed. The teleconverter manual (available on line) basically implies that to use the 1.4x teleconverter the lens should be at least an f4, the 1.7x should be used with a lens faster than f3.3 and for the the 2x the lens should be faster than f2.8.
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Nikon teleconverter compatability chart:
http://www.nikon.com.mx/en_INC/IMG/Assets/Common-Assets/Images/Teleconverter-Compatibility/es_MX_Comp_chart.html
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can I use the Nikon TC-17E II with an afs Nikkor 28-300mm3.5-5.6G ED Lens?

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I have a Nikon D90
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Since it has an F mount it can be attach to your camera. However, not all lenses can be used with a teleconverter. In general wide angle lenses or wide angle zoom lenses cannot be used. Also, lenses with relatively slow maximum apertures (slower than f2.8) cannot be used with teleconverters.
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Quite simply no, you cant. Some have tried to use a third party TC like the one from Kenco, the problem is that if you try and attach a TC there is a very good chance you will damage something, either the lens or tc or both, not to mention that if you did get one to work it would slow it right down to something in the region of a 5.9 - 9.5 which would pretty much well render is useless unless you had blazing sunshine to keep the shutter speed up.
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I have an AF-S Dx Nikkor 55-300 f4.5 lens. Is the Nikon TC-17e II compatible?

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This lens is not compatible with any of our teleconverters.
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I'm afraid not. Not usable, because it cannot be mounted, or vignetting or other image deterioration will ruin the photo.

You can find more info at: http://www.nikonsupport.eu/europe/Manuals/DrdIaQvRZv/LCC2.1En.xls
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Will the TC-17E ll work with a D300?

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Yes, they are compatible, I own both.
Not all lenses are compatible with the TC-17E II though...
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It will work with a D300 but it all depends on what lens you are going to use.
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can I use a 1.7 converter with my 55-300mm lens?

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Don't try, it's can damage your 55-300.
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No you cant.
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Is the tc 1.7 e ll auto focus compatable with the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm 1:2.8 D II F2.8

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Yes, the TC 1.7 works extremely well with the 300 2.8.
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Here is the link to the compatibility chart

http://www.nikonusa.com/en_INC/IMG/Assets/Common-Assets/Images/Teleconverter-Compatibility/en_US_Comp_chart.html
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Is this working on my prime lenses?

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sorry for this silly question but... if this could be used this on my Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 would that become an 85mm f/?? and my AF DC-Nikkor 105mm f/2D an 178mm f/???
D700 camera
or is just not possible?

thank you for your time
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No it won't, here is the compatibility chart:
http://www.nikonusa.com/en_INC/IMG/Assets/Common-Assets/Images/Teleconverter-Compatibility/en_US_Comp_chart.html

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Not possible, tc's will not work, or even fit.
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Is this compatible with the Nikon D3100? Can i use my 50-200 mm lens AF-S lens and still have my auto focus ability?

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The AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED lens is not compatible with any of our teleconverters.
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It will not work / fit that lens.
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