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Nikon TC-17E II 1.7x AF-S

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6 24072 Aug 14, 2009
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100% of reviewers $372.25
Build Quality Rating Price Rating Overall Rating
9.83
8.17
9.7
17E

Specifications:
Communicates with signals from most lenses

Supports the innovative Nikon VR function

Minimal 1.5-stop effect on f-number

Adoption of Eco-Glass

Design consistent with the current TC-14E II and TC-20E II


 


          
trenchmonkey
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Registered: Oct 21, 2004
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Review Date: Aug 14, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $350.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: One of the true perks of shootin' Nikon.
Cons:
None

Coupled with fast primes this TC really shines. Outstanding IQ/AF speed
with my 200 f2/300 f2.8 VR's This little addition has actually saved me thousands
of dollars not having to purchase a 500...love when that happens! Smile


Aug 14, 2009
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Registered: Mar 25, 2005
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Review Date: Aug 10, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $370.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: No IQ lost at all
Cons:
not yet identified

I have used this converter on 2 lenses so far:
Nikon 80-200/2.8 AF-S;
Nikon 105/2.8 VR micro

And, I did a comparasion between the 105 + 1.7x and the 80-200 (which is considered as one of the sharpest lens from Nikon), there is no drop of image quality as I can tell.

In short, I don't have any negative to say about this one.


Aug 10, 2009
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Registered: Sep 20, 2005
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Review Date: Sep 5, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $349.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Great build & image quality
Cons:
pricey

Bought this teleconverter in June 2008 to use with my 300f4 AFS Nikkor. Fantastic combo. Autofocus works well with adequate daylight. Image quality is quite good.

I chose the grey market offering due to the $75 price difference.


Sep 5, 2008
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Registered: May 18, 2007
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Review Date: Apr 2, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Sharpness (if you don't open it up)....flexibility, adds good reach to my 70-200.
Cons:
not as sharp as the TC1.4...

I bought this last year shooting large field sports like LAX and a lens larger than my 70-200 wasn't in my budget.

I was pleased w/ the combo. Note that I took the recommendations found here: http://zaps21.com/photo/TC17tests/TC17tests.htm

very helpful and as a result I scrupulously avoid shooting it wide open.

Now that I have a 120-300f2.8, I probably won't use it too much, but I'm going to hang onto it. I do think that I might add a TC 1.4 to my stable, in the future.


Apr 2, 2008
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Registered: May 2, 2005
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Review Date: Mar 18, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $420.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: sharp en light. with a 70-200 f2.8 you have a 340mm f4.5. on my D200 it's a 510mm f4.5 !!!!! you keep a fast focus
Cons:
nothing

it's perfect to shoot out door, animals or sport. in concert or spectacle, it can be limited.

Mar 18, 2008
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Registered: Mar 17, 2008
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Review Date: Mar 18, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Really sharp in combination with my Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 VR and D300.
Cons:
Haven't found any yet.

I'm an American living in Beijing. I have a D300 and a Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 VR lens. I bought the Nikkor TC14E II about 6 months ago. I read a review that it was amazinly sharp in combination with the 70-200mm f2.8 VR. It was. Now having bought the TC17E II, I wish I handn't bought the TC14E II. I think I will only carry the TC17E II, so I may sell the TC14E II. Not that the TC14E isn't super sharp (it is), but I don't need both, since they are so close. Once I find out how good the TC20E II is, I may end up with the TC14 and the TC20 and sell the TC17, since I think all three is overkill.

This review is not based on a lot of shooting, but I am very happy with the TC17E II. I saw that no one else had written a review, so I thought I should try to contribute something, even though preliminary.


Mar 18, 2008
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Nikon TC-17E II 1.7x AF-S

Buy from B&H Photo
Reviews Views Date of last review
6 24072 Aug 14, 2009
Recommended By Average Price
100% of reviewers $372.25
Build Quality Rating Price Rating Overall Rating
9.83
8.17
9.7
17E