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Increases the focal length by 70% of select compatible NIKKOR lenses.

AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II 4 5 8 8
Awesome addition I have used this for several months with a 300mm 2.8 lens and a 70-200mm 2.8 lens. I photograph lots of birds in flight and have found little or no loss in sharpness of the image. I have to believe people who find problems with teleconverters may have other issues. September 23, 2011
Exceptional I have used this for several months. It has performed beyond my expectations. I find little or no loss of clarity in my images. I use all three teleconverters on a 300mm 2.8 and a 70-200mm 2.8 and couldn't be happier with the versatility they provide. August 19, 2011
For what it is ,it does a good job If you use the he TC1.7II properly it is a very good teleconverter. I use it with my 70-200mm f2.8 on my D90 which makes it equivalent to 200mm to 530mm lens. For some the downsides are the lens is slower and the image not as sharp as when the teleconvertor is not used.I don't have $5K for a 500mm lens and in most cases the image is acceptable with the teleconvertor. To get best performance I shot my 70-200mm at a minimum of f5.6 or f 6.3 . If you set the lens to 180mm instead of 20mm the image is a little sharper. The TC1.4II gives a sharper image but less magnification. Remember to shoot at a minimum of 1/250 to 1/500 and you will get some great shots. July 29, 2011
Moon and Space Shots Made Easy I've used the TC-17E II for my Motor Sports photography and loved it. Fast, sharp, clear shots on both Auto Focus and Manual. Then one night I set up in the yard to do some "Space Exploration." Wow! With my 200mm lens on the D700 I got photos of the Moon that were great. I also found several galaxies that I knew were there, but couldn't see. The best shot was all the details in Orion. I could pick out the M42 and M43 galaxies, Betelgeuse, Bellatrix and Rigel along with all the other stars that make up the constellation. The details were wonderful! June 17, 2011
Works well Got a 70-200 mm f.2.8 zoom objective and wanted to get just a bit closer. I saw another review where it was mentioned "it works well for what it is" and that reflects my experience as well. Cannot see any difference in sharpness, but one thing I noticed when I wanted to see how my 70-200mm f.2.8 did without because I had seen a few comments then I immediately put the Teleconverter back in. The zoom with it has simply become a "cant live without". So thumbs up for it. August 27, 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?
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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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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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Which teleconverter can be used with the new 70-200 f4 ??

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Nikon page is not updated with the information, can a TC be used with this lens??
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I found this answer, but donot know what f8 support means

The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR is compatible with AF-I/AF-S Teleconverters TC-14E, TC-14E II, TC-17E II *, TC-20E *, TC-20E II *, TC-20E III.

The * indicates that autofocus is available only with cameras that offer f/8 support.
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With a D7000 you can use the TC-14EII anything beyond that and you will lose autfocus.
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There are no Nikon teleconverters that work with that lens.

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Convertors cannot be used with the 18-200.
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