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Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II

Announced May 28, 2004 •
Teleconverter | Nikon F (FX)
Martyn McMad

I have the Nikon 1.4 and x2 teleconverters and have always been impressed with the x1.4.  I have already reviewed my x2 TC III on DPR and will emphasise the requirement to only shoot in perfect lighting conditions.   The Nikon AF-S TC17e II Teleconverter is a bit of a revelation in that I frequently see no difference in IQ between it and the x1.4 !!  Please feel free to visit my Bird photostream on flickr and especially the Album dedicated to this teleconverter.  Search 'Martyn William's ...

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As a birder/photographer on a budget I am in the same boat as so many others who want the longest reach they can get, without the premium price of ‘Big Glass’. I did a lot of research on lens and teleconverter combinations that would increase my focal length, without decreasing my bank account (too much). For me, the best option was this 1.7x teleconverter in combination with a Nikkor 300mm f/4 lens. When shopping for a teleconverter, the key concerns are image quality, loss of light ...

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