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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · tc14eII and tc14eIII...w/ 300's


Posted this on Nikonians too...same commentary applies...I'll add the 200-500VR to the mix here.

So...I have the 14eII and I have read whatever I can find out there about comparisons of the two. I've seen "optically identical" and "III definitely better than II," and "depends on the lens," and "only at distance."
I am thinking that I am going to have to just try for myself, but...there are a lot of objective experienced shooters here that I respect, so...
If you have used both...specifically with the 300 VR II or 300PF...I'd be interested to know what you've found.
Perhaps the actual tc and lens being tested may have more to do with performance than just the model of each, as the tolerances are more heavily taxed. That is to say that one tc14eIII versus another identical tc might yield differing results? Just spit-balling here...What do you think?




Nov 08, 2017 at 08:03 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · tc14eII and tc14eIII...w/ 300's


14EIII + 300 PF works awesome. Have used the 14EII on my 400 2.8 AFS II with good results as well. Have used both TCs on my 70-200 VR II. My sense is that the 14EIII is sharper overall.

Didn't care for the 14EIII on the 200-500 though.



Nov 08, 2017 at 09:52 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · tc14eII and tc14eIII...w/ 300's


The II and the III are NOT optically identical
The II has 5 elements/5 groups the III sports 7 elements/4 groups.
I don't like TC's on my 200-500 as I shoot it at f5.6 99% of the time.
I will use it on the 500 f4 VR II and there's a marked improvement with
the III. It rocks the 300 f4 PF as well, don't think you'll find complaints.





Nov 08, 2017 at 11:04 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · tc14eII and tc14eIII...w/ 300's


Thank you all, I appreciate the insight and I'll give it a try. Still getting used to how good the 300VRll is with any of my tc's wide open...especially that 20elll. Did not expect that! I realize I'm late to that party, but...just got one last month.
Regarding the 200-500...I'm also at 5.6 most of the time, so that line of questioning is more out of curiosity. I have gotten some surprisingly nice results with the 14ell in good light. I'm almost always shooting from kayaks, so getting close usually isn't an issue for me. We will be traveling this year though, and some of the potential shooting opportunities require distance for safety.



Nov 09, 2017 at 02:50 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · tc14eII and tc14eIII...w/ 300's


I don't have either of the 300's you mention. I had a 500 f4 VRG and used both the 1.4 EII and EIII. The EIII was the clear winner. Ditto with the 70-200 VR II and 70-200VR EFL. On the 500 f4 EFL, the EIII is almost unnoticable.....almost, not quite. It really is that good. That said, I did try it on my 200-500 and didn't care for it. As I no longer have the EII I can't compare, but I'm sure if the EIII can't cut it, the EII won't even come close.


Nov 09, 2017 at 03:07 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · tc14eII and tc14eIII...w/ 300's


Thanks folks...I just found one here, so...I'll look forward to comparing them on my actual glass. I do have the 70-200VRII, and if it's better on that too...good to hear. I'll also try it on the 105VR, which is already very good with the eII.
Might be a good opportunity to mod that eII and see how it works with my non-Nikon lenses.



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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · tc14eII and tc14eIII...w/ 300's


I'm not a 300 user, but my 400 f/2.8 G has no complaints about the 1.4 II. Same could be said for the 2x III.

I've even stacked those two together. That makes things a bit dodgy though.



Nov 10, 2017 at 04:22 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · tc14eII and tc14eIII...w/ 300's


Photozack81 wrote:
I'm not a 300 user, but my 400 f/2.8 G has no complaints about the 1.4 II. Same could be said for the 2x III.

I've even stacked those two together. That makes things a bit dodgy though.


You stacked a 1.4 and a 2x on a 400 2.8?

Iíve dont Some crazy stuff before but Iíve never thought about doing that lol.

Brb gonna try it hahahaha



Nov 10, 2017 at 05:43 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · tc14eII and tc14eIII...w/ 300's


i am actually amazed at how well the 200-500 + 14eTC III combo works on the D500 at wide open. for big birds like night heron and larger in flight, the combo serves me well. it struggles with smaller and faster bif though which is expected.


Nov 10, 2017 at 06:36 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · tc14eII and tc14eIII...w/ 300's


90 5.0 wrote:
You stacked a 1.4 and a 2x on a 400 2.8?

Iíve dont Some crazy stuff before but Iíve never thought about doing that lol.

Brb gonna try it hahahaha


The 1.4x requires a bit of modification to make it work, but yes, I have.

IMAG1525-272992 by Zack, on Flickr

You can see stuff like this with it

moon 2x 14x web by Zack, on Flickr

moon 2x 14x crop 2 by Zack, on Flickr

moon 2x 14x crop 1 by Zack, on Flickr

Those pics aren't that good, I had my shutter speed a bit low for the combo. Next clear sky I get (and a good look at the moon) I can do better. A lot better. Still, these are some of the most detailed moon pics I've ever managed.



Nov 11, 2017 at 01:56 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · tc14eII and tc14eIII...w/ 300's


Those are good, a lot better than my attempts.

I used a crappy old 2x on my 300 and they were ok but not like yours.



Nov 11, 2017 at 03:00 AM







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