Refurbished

Nikon Nikon TC-17E II 1.7x Teleconverter for AF-S & AF-i Lenses - Refurbished by Nikon U.S.A.

Nikon

About Nikon TC-17E II

Compactible with:AF-S VR 200mm f/2G IF-ED, AF-S VR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED, AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED, AF-S 300mm f/2.8D IF-ED II,AF-S 400mm f/2.8 ED-IF II, AF-S 500mm f/4D ED-IF II, AF-S 600mm f/4D ED-IF II

Offers 1.7x performance. Designed exclusively for use with AF-S and AF-I lenses, the AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II completes the Nikon lineup of 1.4x, 1.7x, and 2.0x compact teleconverters.

With dimensions of just 66 x 31.5mm (2.6 x 1.2 in.) and a weight of only 250g (8.8oz.)(approx.), the AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II allows focal length to be extended by a factor of 1.7 times while retaining a sense of overall comfort in the hand. Many such teleconverters can also have a detrimental effect on the speed of the lens, however the AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II makes available f-stops only 1.5 stops slower.

The AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II also has the ability to communicate with the signals from most lenses. Furthermore, it supports the convenient Nikon Vibration Reduction (VR) function, has a design that is consistent with the current TC-14EII and TC-20EII, and Eco-Glass is also used.

Teleconverters are ideal for adding photographic versatility without the high expense of an extra lens. Indeed just by carrying a single lens and a set of teleconverters comprising the TC-14E II, the TC-17E II and the TC-20E II, a photographer can experience a freedom of focal lengths normally only possible with four different lenses.

The AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II also has the ability to communicate with the signals from most lenses. Furthermore, it supports the convenient Nikon Vibration Reduction (VR) function, has a design that is consistent with the current TC-14EII and TC-20EII, and Eco-Glass is also used.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (31),Strong construction (31),Easily interchangeable (29),Lightweight (28),Consistent output (26),Durable (25),Rugged (18),Clear glass (6),Easily mounted (6),Nice bokeh (3)
Cons:
Poor in low light (4),Slow focus (4),Pricey / poor value (3),Tough to attach (3)
Best Uses:
Sports/action (25),Wildlife photos (21),Wildlife (15),Landscape/scenery (9),Travel (7),Fun (6),Documentary (4),Photojournalism (4),Back-up (3),General purpose (3),Weddings (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (15),Photo enthusiast (12),Semi-pro photographer (10),Pro photographer (5),Semi-professional (4)

Nikon TC-17E II Features

  • Adds photographic versatility without the expense of an extra lens
  • Allows focal length to be extended by a factor of 1.7 times while retaining a sense of overall comfort in the hand
  • Minimal effect on f-number of 1.5 stops
  • Communicates with the signals from most lenses
  • Supports the use of Nikon Vibration Reduction (VR) function

Nikon TC-17E II Specifications

Construction
7 elements in 4 groups
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
Approx. 1.2 x 2.6" (length measured mount to mount)
Weight
Approx 8 oz.

Nikon TC-17E II Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.3

(based on 59 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

Reviewed by 59 customers

 
4.0

Good but expensive

By

from Atlanta, GA  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.

 
4.0

less expensive way to extend your reach

By

from Pittsburgh, PA  -  Casual Photographer

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.

 
5.0

Does a great job

By

from Colorado  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.

 
4.0

Just what I was looking for

By

from Willcox, Arizona  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.

 
5.0

Quality & Utility & Simplicity...

By

from West Palm Beach, Florida  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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...

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Works great!

By

from Alaska  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Solid performance. Does what it says.

By

from San Diego  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just as excpected, Nikon Perfection

By

from West Hollywood  -  Pro Photographer

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.

 
5.0

Awesome! Fast shipping, perfect cond.

By

from Roseville, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible Teleconverter

By

from Acushnet, MA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.

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