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

Aspherical Lens Element
Virtually eliminates coma and other aberrations, especially at wide apertures.

2x Optical Conversion Factor
Doubles the focal length of select compatible NIKKOR lenses.

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

AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III 4.2 5 13 13
Worth the wait I purchased this teleconverter for use with a Nikkor 70-200 VR II but had to wait over 6-months for it. That's how much it is in demand. It was worth the long wait. I have it mounted on a D700 and - with appropriately high ISO settings and that great VR - I can actually hand-hold and get a tack sharp shot. I didn't think I could shoot this rig without a tripod, but it performs admirably well hand supported. April 14, 2011
I originally thought a teleconverter might be a glass to have but hesitated to buy one until the TC-20EIII came out. Still I hesitated cause maybe I can do without it. Money's tight you know. But planning for this Hawaii family trip gave me anticipated needs of reaching those far away subjects. Have to get it. Boy was I glad. The images I collected with my D700/70-200g2.8II/TC20EIII were unreal. I was told by a friend to keep the center focus point in the center for best results. You have to get one. It is going to blow you away at what images are possible. October 14, 2010
Excellent for a TC; much better then predecessor With the usual caveats regarding the usual loss of two stops of light with a 2X TC, and the extra challenges this has for AF in dim scenes, this is an excellent TC when used with the 70-200 f2.8 VRII. If your results are not sharp, consider your "long lens technique"; camera support and/or high shutter speed for 600mm effective focal length are critical. July 30, 2010
Excelente accesorio para sus telefotos He utilizado este teleconvertidor con el 70-200 2.8 y me sorprendió ver la rapidez en el enfoque, automáticamente el f más grande se establece en 5.6 y la calidad de la imagen es formidable. También lo utilicé con el 105 2.8 macro con las mismas bondades antes expuestas. August 31, 2014
Good Not Great! I/Q is just not there as it is with 1.4 tele. I guess I am very spoiled after shooting the long lenses that I have without this converter . Don't get me wrong, in a pinch for that bird high in a tree ect. this comes in very handy. I use it on my 300mm2.8 and 200-400 mmF4. December 26, 2012
It was not advertised to only work with certain lenses. You must be sure you have the right lens, before buying. I ordered this converter lens yesterday, 5/20/2014 and Nikon delivered it the very next day, 5/21/2014. I was so thrilled about this. Then, when I tried it on my camera, a Nikon D4s, it fit beautifully. Then when I attempted to use my lenses, the Nikon 18-300 AF-S DX VR lens, it would NOT fit. Then I tried it on a dedicated 400mm lens, Sigma, that I also use and no go. So with that in mind that I know the lens will most likely not fit the new lens I just ordered, the Tameron 150-600mm that is yet to arrive, I'm now in the process of working with Nikon on returning this lens converter. I have had the lens in my hands for 20 minutes now and I am so disappointed that I cannot use it. Had I known that this converter will only work with a limited number of dedicated lenses, I would have kept my $500+ dollars. Now, I'm waiting to get approval from Nikon to return it, as I cannot use it and the Nikon website here, did NOT say that this converter will only work with a limited number of special lenses. So, just to save someone else from this same problem, you must look at the manual, under the "Support" tab, to see if you have the right lens that this converter will work with, before you buy. Just wish I had known this before I ordered. So disappointed. May 21, 2014
not up to all the hype Finally received the AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III after 6 months on order. I think I could get the same quality by cropping and enlarging . Used with 200-400afs manual focus. I have yet to try it with my 200mm f2, but what´s the point when I have the 200-400mm f4 April 14, 2011
Poor image quality I recently purchased the TC 20E III along with the Nikon 300mm f/2.8 VR II. During the six months I owned it, I had little opportunity to use this equipment. During the few times that I did make some test images, I could detect NO additional detail in pictures taken with the 300mm alone and in combination with the TC. A few days ago, after also adding the TC 14E II and the Nikon 70-200mm VR II, I was able to spend many hours shooting ducks with all possible combinations of these two lenses and these two tele-converters. The result is that I am very disappointed in the quality of my 2.0 converter. The 1.4 TC clearly added more fine detail of the birds’ feathers to photos of the birds taken with both top notch lenses without TC’s attached. The images taken using the 2.0 showed LESS detail than the 1.4 and perhaps less than the lenses without any TC attached. This is the first Nikon product I have ever owned which has required repair. April 30, 2013
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will this work with my D3000 with AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor f/4-4-5g IF-ED lens

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This teleconverter will not damage your lens but you can't attach slow lens on teleconverter. However if you can attach the lens to teleconverter AF will not usable, it will to slow or not focus.
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NO, it will not work or fit any DX lenses, damage is very likely to be caused if you do try and use it.
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yes it will work.
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Yes, they work in both bodies well. I have both Nikon D700 and D800. --Thanks!
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Yes, they work and fit with all Nikon DSLR'S, with the right lens.
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Yes they work with all bodies, its just the lenses that are usable or not
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my Camera is a d5100
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Just to clarify my answer, I assume you mean the AF-S 70-200 f/4. If you mean the f/2.8 you will have no problems as the maximum aperture would be 5.6.
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Yes, you can use it with no issues
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You will have a maximum aperture of f/8. The D5100 will not auto focus with a lens with max aperture of greater than 5.6.
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My camera is a D800.
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Maybe the 300 mm telephoto is not built in with VR technology that affects performance and produce blur images?. In any case AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED by its own produce very good images.
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D800 is f/8 autfocus capable. Difficult to answer without knowing more about settings, type of photos. I would give Nikon service and support a call. In the US is 800-NIKON-US.

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Which camera are you using, you shooting with a maximum aperture of f /8 and only certain Nikons have f/8 autfocus capabilities.
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teleconverter model

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what model fits the nikkor 18-200 lens for Nikon D90?
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Here is a list of the all lens that can use teleconverters.

http://www.nikonusa.com/en_INC/IMG/Assets/Common-Assets/Images/Teleconverter-Compatibility/en_US_Comp_chart.html
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Unfortunately no tc's will fit on the 18-200.
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Fit on AF-D 80-200 f:2,8

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Will this converter fit on Nikkor AF-D 80-200 F:2,8. If it does, are there any limitations?
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You need the AF-S lens

There is a list of compatible lens on the Nikon site.
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Fit but not have AF.
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In the reviews I have read I find the usual, some people like it, some don't, answers but the majority seem to feel that the TC 20E III is a good addition and will work just fine with the 70-200 vr1 f2.8 lens. I am puzzled as to why it is the cheapest of the 3 teleconverters. Are the 1.4 and 1.7 converters better quality? Please advise. Thank you. Don
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I still do not see how that equates to a cheaper lens. Your answer tends to support my idea that the lens should be more expensive. What is bringing the price down? I don't want to take issue with it, just understand the why's and whatfore's.
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The other converters are not higher quality
In fact the TC-20III has the latest technology.
There is a lot less degradation than there was in the previous 2x converter

The problem is that the more you magnify an image, the more any defects in equipment or user technique will show..
You are adding more glass elements to the equation than there are in a 1.4 or 1.7x converter.
The higher image conversion will also negatively effect the f stop and light gathering capacity.
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Compatible w/ Nikkor AF-S DX 55-300 mm VR zoom on a D200?

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Didn't see that lens/camera in other questions.
Thanks
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The TC-20 E III wouldn't work with this lens. The converter would loose two stops of light which would make the resulting lens a 110-600 f9-f11 and auto focus would not be possible. The viewfinder would be so dim that manual focus wouldn't work either.

If you desire more reach, you may consider something like the 80-400 VR (without converters) or Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED (I have this one and its excellent) for use with the TC-14EII.

Good luck,

Greg
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Not compatable or usable on a 55-300.
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Does the TC-20EIII work with your new 18-300mm Nikon lens

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Hi
I have yet to find a list of lenses this will work with..
I own it,, bought it for my 70-200mm 2.8, love it,
I would contact "Service and Support" in the main menu bar above,,,
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No
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I use a D90
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No, it physically will not fit, you would have to use a Sigma tc
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You'll have to ask Sigma.
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