AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E-II multiplies the effective focal length by 1.7x of select compatible NIKKOR lenses, offering an affordable and portable gateway to extend telephoto reach; ideal for sports shooting, wildlife, surveillance and more.
AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II NIKKOR Lens Compatibility
The following lenses may be used with the Nikon TC-17E II, some with noted functional limitations. NIKKOR lenses not listed cannot be used with the TC-17E II. The rear elements of NIKKOR lenses not listed can contact and damage the Teleconverter element and must not be attached! List includes current lenses along with lenses for which production may have ceased. Lenses that are no longer in production are shown only for your convenience as a compatibility reference!
• Prod # 2160 AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED - Autofocus not possible
• Prod.# 2150 AF-S VR NIKKOR 200mm f/2G IF-ED - No limitations
• Prod # 2186 AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II - No limitations
• Prod.# 2154 AF-S VR NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED - No limitations
• Prod # 1942 AF-I NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8D IF-ED - No limitations
• Prod.# 1909 AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4D IF-ED - Autofocus not possible
• Prod # 2171 AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR - No limitations
• Prod.# 2127 AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8D IF-ED II - No limitations
• Prod # 1949 AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8D IF-ED - No limitations
• Prod.# 1948 AF-I NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8D IF-ED - No limitations
• Prod # 2172 AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR - Autofocus not possible
• Prod.# 2131 AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4D IF-ED II - Autofocus not possible
• Prod # 1937 AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4D IF-ED - Autofocus not possible
• Prod.# 1941 AF-I NIKKOR 500mm f/4D IF-ED - Autofocus not possible
• Prod # 2173 AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR - Autofocus not possible
• Prod.# 2133 AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4D IF-ED II - Autofocus not possible
• Prod # 1952 AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4D IF-ED - Autofocus not possible
• Prod.# 1951 AF-I NIKKOR 600mm f/4D IF-ED - Autofocus not possible
• Prod # 2185 AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II - No limitations
• Prod.# 2139 AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED - No limitations
• Prod.# 1986 AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm f/2.8D IF-ED - No limitations
• Prod.# 2146 AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED - Autofocus not possible
For additional information about Nikon Teleconverter compatibility and/or functionality limitations, refer to the documentation packaged with the NIKKOR lens and/or Teleconverter, information provided in Nikon product brochures or call Nikon Technical Support, toll-free at 800-645-6689.
The Nikon TC-17E II is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Sports/action, Travel, Wildlife, Wildlife photos and more.The Nikon TC-17E II is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon TC-17E II is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon TC-17E II: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged and Strong construction
Most Liked Positive Review
Does just what it's supposed to.
All teleconverters are a trade-off. I've been using this 1.7x unit with Nikon's stellar 70-200/2.8, and the performance has been excellent. I went into it knowing there would be some loss of sharpness (and the inevitable slowing of the lens and auto-focus), but in decent light, I've been very, very impressed. It has added more flexibility to my favorite lens, and allowed me to get some shots that I'd otherwise have to aggressively crop, at the cost of resolution. Mechanically, it's outstandin...View full Review
All teleconverters are a trade-off. I've been using this 1.7x unit with Nikon's stellar 70-200/2.8, and the performance has been excellent. I went into it knowing there would be some loss of sharpness (and the inevitable slowing of the lens and auto-focus), but in decent light, I've been very, very impressed. It has added more flexibility to my favorite lens, and allowed me to get some shots that I'd otherwise have to aggressively crop, at the cost of resolution. Mechanically, it's outstanding. Feels like part of the lens and body.
Most Liked Negative Review
No idea it was grey market.
I had no idea that it was Grey Market it wasn't in the description. The title said "Nikon Tc17e-ii 1.7x Af-s Telecnvertr G." I guess the G stands for Grey. This was an open box item not grey market. I just would liked to have known.
Reviewed by 59 customers
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.
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. It does drop your max f stop 1 1/2 stops, not bad on a decent day but it kills night shots.
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. 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.
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. 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.
Provides 1.7x increase in Focal length... Retains crisp focus throughout entire zoom range... Use with faster lens, i.e.: f/2.8 or f/4... Loss of only 1.0 to 1.5 stops with my f/2.8 70-200mm Nikon lens...
I'm mostly using this with my Nikon 80-400 VR II lens on a D800. Focusing works well. Images are generally excellent with a little softness at 400 mm.
I shoot field sports from the sidelines and stands, using my 70-200mm f/2.8 Nikkor lens. The TC-17/E greatly extends my reach onto the field, but also raises my max f-stop to f/4.5. It does great during day time games, but I've discovered night time games are not bright enough for the auto focus to work in most cases. Still, I love what it does for me and am quite pleased with the TC-17E II.
A wish list item that finally made its way into my Nikon arsenal. What do you get after you have almost everything you think you need? A TC-17E II for you 70-200 2.8 VRII. This is a must have if you have a 70-20 2.8! Full zoom at 340mm is very sharp. The fit of the TC is very snug on the lens and body. You really don't even notice the added extension, which means you'll make pictures worry free.
fantastic extension for shooting sports with my Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VRII lens. I use it on a D90 (crop sensor) and D600 (full frame). Very happy with the additional reach this tele-converter provides, with only a minimal decrease in f/stop.
It is a little tough to attach but that is a stretch calling it a "con". This TC is a real gem. Perfect optics. I don't see a loss in image quality at all when I use this with my Nikkor 70-200mm VR II.