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Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E II


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#1 Dallas

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 12:20

Have you used this teleconverter? If so please let others know what you think of it by posting a reply in this thread.

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 14:33

Using it mostly on a 300/2.8 AFS. Needs one stop down, making it a usable F8 combo which is still not up to the performance of the naked lens.

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#3 nfoto

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 14:49

It's very good on the 300/2.8 AFI and good on the 400/2.8 AFS too. Not convincing on the 200-400 VR.
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Posted 06 December 2009 - 17:06

I recently tried it on the new 70-200/2.8 VR II. Contrary to the TC-14E II on the same lens, performance was not very good. At the wider apertures there was clearly visible color fringing towards the edges of the frame, which disappeared about two stops down (which, after all, is effectively f/11).

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 17:32

Used on a Nikkor AFS 70-200 f2.8 VR (first version)

It produces low quality images even if closed 2-3 stops.

Not recommended at all on this lens.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 21:00

I have this TC and use it (in desperation cases only) on 70-200/2.8: very disappointing!

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 09:32

I had this, and sold it quickly. Simply cropping (and/or resizing) the image from the naked lens gives better results.

The TC-20E III is much better. However, if you're after no visible degradation of quality, 1.4x is the furthest you should go.

 

But, in that case: also carrying a cheap, light, high resolution DX-camera (e.g. a Nikon D3200 with its 24MP) will do a much better job than any teleconverter! (and give 1.5x!)

 

So all in all, TC's are a waste of money.



#8 Fanie

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 12:17

On 300 f2.8 AFI it came with the case, good and to my eye not that much difference to the Mk3 version.
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#9 Michael Erlewine

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 17:58

I have this and all of the others. None are very good. The most recent one is better, but these and diopters are a good way to make an average lens out of a good one IMO.

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