TC E17ED -- is it worth $400?

Started Feb 3, 2013 | Questions thread
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Emil Varadi
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It's worth every penny. See the pictures.
In reply to leerob, Feb 17, 2013

I have the Nikon TC E17 ED that me and my wife have used extensively on a Panasonic FZ-20 and FZ30 to shoot birds. We used different adapters to mount the converter to these cameras but the results were outstanding. It's bokeh is similar to the large Nikon lenses.

My opinion is that the TC E17 ED is worth every penny, the best converter available for the money. We did buy Pansonic's teleconverter at the time, but we sold it quickly, since there was no competition between the two.

Instead of talking too much let the images do the talking. (Don't forget to click on the individual images as the small images do not do justice to this great converter.)

The Nikon TC E17 ED in the middle, its adapter for the FZ20 on the left. Panasonic's teleconverter on the right.

The Panasonic FZ-20 with the Nikon TC E17ED converter.

The Panasonic FZ30 with the TC E17ED

Blackbird with the FZ30 and the converter.

100% crop of the same. (Quality heavily degraded by dpreview).

European blue jay with the FZ30 and the converter.

100% crop of the same.

Blackbird. Cropped image.

Female blackbird.

Bluejay. Watch the bokeh.

The pool for the birds. Watch the soft background.

Well, this is it.

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Ricoh GR Ricoh GR II Nikon D800E Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G +4 more
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