Nikon TC-17E II 1.7x Auto Focus Teleconverter for AF-S & AF-i Lenses - U.S.A. Warranty

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About Nikon TC-17E II

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, Wildlife, Wildlife photos and more.The Nikon TC-17E II is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, 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

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

  • Enhanced Telephoto Versatility
    Affordable and portable gateway to extend telephoto reach; ideal for sports, wildlife, surveillance and more.
  • 1.7x Optical Conversion Factor

    Increases the focal length by 70% of select compatible NIKKOR lenses.
  • Nikon Integrated Coating (IC)
    Enhances light transmission efficiency, improves color consistency and reduces flare.
  • Advanced Optical Design
    7 elements in 5 groups optimized for use with FX and DX digital SLRs, engineeredto meet the needs of professional photographers.

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)

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    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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 ...

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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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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 ...

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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.

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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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
FRANCIS S  Chose it to go with my Nikon 80-200, which it was supposedly matched with but could not mount it and returned it. Appreciate Adorama's return policy. No restock fee and timely credit.
Shopper  Would this work on a Nikkor 80-400 4.5 D ED VR lens mounted to a D300 ?
RICHARD T  google nikon's af teleconverter compatibility chart. also use nikon tech support 800 number for your most direct answer. it will work with any sf-s lens. I found the best results for questions anything nikon is the 800 number without going through the internet minutia.
Shopper  what nikon lens is this compatibile with?
DAN W  I've only used it on a 500mmf4 and 70-200mm f2.8. It works great on both of those. It accurately autofocuses unless it is in dim light. Because of the way the teleconverter sticks out on the lens end, it won't even fit on some of my other lenses.
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