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Nikon TC-14E II 1.4x Teleconverter for D-AF-S & AF-I Lenses ONLY USA

B&H # NITC14E2 Mfr # 2129
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Product Highlights
  • Increase Original Focal Length By 40%
  • Reduces Lens Aperture by One f-Stop
  • New Front Cap BF-3A

The Nikon TC-14E II Teleconverter has been updated to match with AF-S type lenses, and will maintain full metering and focusing with compatible cameras and lenses. This converter will increase the focal length of the lens by 1.4x, and reduces the lens aperture by one f-stop.

Note! Autofocusing only possible when used with D1, D1X, D1H, D100, F5, F100, N90s, N80, N75, N65 AF SLR cameras, and any newer models.

Lens Compatibility
For Nikon's current list of lenses that are compatible with this teleconverter - click here

Please note that Nikons DLSRs featuring f/8 AF support may allow autofocus with lens/teleconverter combinations that are not currently listed as being 'compatible'.

Magnification 1.4x
Lens Elements/Groups 5/5
Length 0.9" (24mm)
Diameter 2.6" (66mm)
Weight 7 oz (200g)
Nikon TC-14E II 1.4x Teleconverter for D-AF-S & AF-I Lenses ONLY
  • NIBF3A
  • LF-1 Rear Lens Cap for F Mount Lenses
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    NikonTC-14E II 1.4x Teleconverter for D-AF-S & AF-I Lenses ONLY
     
    4.7

    (based on 235 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (185)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (38)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    • 2 Stars

       

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    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (148)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (125)
    • Consistent output (110)
    • Easily interchangeable (107)
    • Strong construction (102)

    Cons

    • Poor in low light (16)
    • Slow focus (8)
    • Blurry focus (7)
    • Tough to attach (5)
    • No case (4)

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife photos (147)
    • Sports/action (96)
    • Landscape/scenery (36)
    • Action shots (23)
    • Travel (17)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (94), Semi-pro photographer (70), Pro photographer (23), Enthusiast (18), Professional (8)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    HANDY TO HAVE ALONG

    I shot two tripod mounted, test images using the AF-S 300 f4. One without the TC-14E II and one with. The images were cropped in CS-4, so image size would be...Read complete review

    I shot two tripod mounted, test images using the AF-S 300 f4. One without the TC-14E II and one with. The images were cropped in CS-4, so image size would be the same. Distance to subject was approx. 30ft. "WITHOUT" was recorded @ ISO 400, f4 @ 1/500. "WITH" was recorded @ ISO 400, f5.6 @ 1/125.

    I make no judgement as to comparable resolution, contrast, saturation, etc. You can judge for yourself. I, however, am satisfied with both.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    It does give extra reach, but...

    I use this on the Nikkor 300mm f/4 af-s lens, and have had it on for more than 5 months. The images it is able to produce with this combination are sharp,...Read complete review

    I use this on the Nikkor 300mm f/4 af-s lens, and have had it on for more than 5 months. The images it is able to produce with this combination are sharp, but there is a considerable image quality depletion as when the teleconverter is not mounted on the lens, which is expected.

    I primarily shoot birds, and for bird in flight, it just can't focus fast enough to get good keeper rate ratios. I also find that once it focuses on subjects that are more than 20 feet away it is hard to get sharp images, especially birds in flight.

    If you are looking to increase your keeper rate by getting closer to the subject, than this may help you out, but not by much compared to the 300mm without it in my opinion.

    For now though I will use it when shooting smaller birds and such but I am saving my money up for the 500mm f/4.

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    5.0

    Best Avery

    By James

    from West Palm Beach Florida

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus

    Cons

    • Poor in Low Light

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Nikon TC-14E II 1.4x Teleconverter for D-AF-S & AF-I Lenses ONLY:

    I use the Teleconverter for birds that I can get to close

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    5.0

    A great item for the money.

    By Birdman

    from Rome, NY

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    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Nikon TC-14E II 1.4x Teleconverter for D-AF-S & AF-I Lenses ONLY:

      A great way to increase telephoto reach. Very useful for shooting wildlife.

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      5.0

      Excellent additional reach

      By jcdovala

      from Thousand Oaks, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nikon TC-14E II 1.4x Teleconverter for D-AF-S & AF-I Lenses ONLY:

          Used this tele extender on African safari (real kind, in a tent in the bush). Worked beautifully when mated to my vr 200-400 f4. Communication btw lens/extender was solid. Handled rough dirty conditions and gave me the extra reach I needed for some great shots - all hand/monopod held.

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          5.0

          easy to use

          By Joseph Churchill

          from Houston Texas

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Nikon TC-14E II 1.4x Teleconverter for D-AF-S & AF-I Lenses ONLY:

            for my 70-200mm and 300mm

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            3.0

            It does give extra reach, but...

            By Spates

            from Denver, Colorado

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Nice Bokeh

            Cons

            • Poor in Low Light
            • Slow Focus

            Best Uses

            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Nikon TC-14E II 1.4x Teleconverter for D-AF-S & AF-I Lenses ONLY:

            I use this on the Nikkor 300mm f/4 af-s lens, and have had it on for more than 5 months. The images it is able to produce with this combination are sharp, but there is a considerable image quality depletion as when the teleconverter is not mounted on the lens, which is expected.

            I primarily shoot birds, and for bird in flight, it just can't focus fast enough to get good keeper rate ratios. I also find that once it focuses on subjects that are more than 20 feet away it is hard to get sharp images, especially birds in flight.

            If you are looking to increase your keeper rate by getting closer to the subject, than this may help you out, but not by much compared to the 300mm without it in my opinion.

            For now though I will use it when shooting smaller birds and such but I am saving my money up for the 500mm f/4.

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            4.0

            Pretty good product

            By Paul C

            from Boston MA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor in Low Light

            Best Uses

            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Nikon TC-14E II 1.4x Teleconverter for D-AF-S & AF-I Lenses ONLY:

            I expect to lose a bit of resolution using a teleconverter but to my surprise this one performed very well on my 80 - 400 VR lens with a D7100. In good light at less than the max focal length, you have to look pretty hard to see a difference caused by using the TC. At 400mm in low light, focussed on a small object far away (like a bird's eye) the percentage of keepers isn't that high but then again, it isn't that high just using the lens without a TC under those conditions. I have been pleasantly surprised especially after reading some of the other reviews where it seems there were some sample quality problems. I didn't experience any of those. I used the TC a bit at home mostly shooting birds then took it to South Africa on a safari for the real test. I was very pleased with the results. I had no problems with autofocus on the D7100. Not as good as a 600mm lens I'm sure, but it's only a fraction of the price. I would definitely buy this TC again; in fact, I'm considering buying the 1.7 after my experience with the 1.4. I have to note that it does make a rattling noise like a part is lose (it is) when it isn't attached to a lens - that was a bit alarming, but I googled it and found out that it isn't a problem, that it is designed that way.

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            5.0

            Nice one to have for 70-200mm lens

            By BNP

            from North Potomac, MD

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            Pros

            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight
            • Nice Bokeh

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Nikon TC-14E II 1.4x Teleconverter for D-AF-S & AF-I Lenses ONLY:

              So far so good for my 70-200mm lens. A bit more zooming capability is just what I need.

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              5.0

              I would buy this product

              By Rosy

              from Los Altos, Ca

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Lightweight
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Nikon TC-14E II 1.4x Teleconverter for D-AF-S & AF-I Lenses ONLY:

                It is compact and attach onto the 70-200mm zoom lens and I can get 280mm without having another lens. Nikon quality.

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                4.0

                Metering & focusing worked well.

                By Bird enthusiast

                from Seattle WA

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                Pros

                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Poor in Low Light

                Best Uses

                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Nikon TC-14E II 1.4x Teleconverter for D-AF-S & AF-I Lenses ONLY:

                I will use this for nature photography - specifically birds & wildlife. I appreciate the extra magnification with noticeable loss of focusing or metering. Performing as expected!

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                4.0

                Great for Nature Photgraphy

                By MikeSki

                from Meriden, CT

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                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Nikon TC-14E II 1.4x Teleconverter for D-AF-S & AF-I Lenses ONLY:

                  Use this to photograph birds of prey and others. Use it with the new version Nikon 80-400 lens and D 7100. Main drawback is that it slows the usual quick to find autofocus of birds in flight, but I guess that goes with the territory.

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                  5.0

                  Teleconvertor Advantages

                  By Marrakesh Photography

                  from Washington State

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Rugged

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Nikon TC-14E II 1.4x Teleconverter for D-AF-S & AF-I Lenses ONLY:

                    Plan to use the 1.4x teleconvertor with my 70-200 f2.8 zoom. Have used this lens with a 400mm f2.8 lense and did not see any degradation of image quality. Also plan on purchasing a 300 mm f2.8 for use with the 1.4x teleconvertor for increased reach. Own a 2x teleconvertor and works well when you use it in combination with a great lense and use long lense focusing techniques.

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                    5.0

                    Getting Closer

                    By Diver Dude

                    from Missoula, Montana

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                    Pros

                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Macro Photography

                      Comments about Nikon TC-14E II 1.4x Teleconverter for D-AF-S & AF-I Lenses ONLY:

                      All functions work through these extension tubes. You will love it with flowers and bugs.

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                      5.0

                      Perfect TC

                      By fredmaya

                      from Concord, CA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight
                      • Nice Bokeh
                      • Rugged
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Nikon TC-14E II 1.4x Teleconverter for D-AF-S & AF-I Lenses ONLY:

                        This is my second TC-14E II. The first one was bent out of shape when I dropped the 500mm f4 vr attached to it. It is a great way to get closer to the birds and other animals, reduces the f stop by one, but provides great sharpness on all lenses.

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                        5.0

                        Works surprisingly well with 200-400 VR

                        By Cave Creeker

                        from Cave Creek, AZ

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                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Lightweight
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Nikon TC-14E II 1.4x Teleconverter for D-AF-S & AF-I Lenses ONLY:

                          I have been using this with an A-FS Nikkor 200-400mm IF ED VR on a D7100. Focusing is fast, EXIF data and camera report correct aperture. VR hums a bit, but works quite well - on or off the tripod. Pictures are sharp and exposure in either manual or matrix are correct. I don't see any significant degradation in performance or picture quality. Any loss in sharpness I found was with my technique (lack thereof) with the even greater magnification. Still working on that, but tripod shots are tack sharp and color is excellent.

                          I tried my Sigma 1.4x teleconverter with the same lens. The camera and exif did not report correctly, definite loss of sharpness and frequently hunted for focus. Likely the loss of sharpness was due to poor auto focus. I did not spend much time trying to get the combo to work.

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                          4.0

                          It works with Nikon's new 80-400 zoom.

                          By Happy Flyfisher

                          from New Smyrna Beach, FL

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • A Bit More Magnification
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Outdoorsample Light
                            • Outdoors - Ample Light
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Nikon TC-14E II 1.4x Teleconverter for D-AF-S & AF-I Lenses ONLY:

                            I bought this teleconverter specifically hoping it would work with the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens. I knew it would not work with the older version of this lens but some of Nikon's (conflicting) documentation said it would work with the new lens ... with caveats.

                            As it turns out, it works well and does give you that little bit of extra reach for photos of wildlife, making the longest effective focal length to be about 550mm. The price, of course, is that the lens now has a maximum f-stop of f8 at the long end. In the bright sun, however, it is useful.

                            Details:

                            1. The teleconverter fits mechanically. It does not fit all lenses because the lens elements of the teleconverter protrude beyond the mounting. Nikon warns not to use this teleconverter with any lens that is not listed in the instructions. The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is not one of those lenses listed BUT the lens documentation says it works and it does.

                            2. The resulting combination does make a darker image in the viewfinder but it isn't much darker. Moreover, in the situations you would use this unit (daylight) the darkening is not at all a problem.

                            3. The autofocus and autoexposure work well. I have included an example photo with this review.

                            4. VR works. I have not tested this much but it does function. I have been taking test shots with a beanbag to remove that variable. I wanted to see how well the focus and exposure worked ... and to see if there was much degradation in the image.

                            5. The images are pretty good ! I use a Nikon D800 so I can see the flaws pretty easily. I am still in the early stages of using this device but the images I have seen so far look good. The attached images are an example.

                            The images. I took the attached photo at mid-day and the subject was about 100 ft away. The effective focal length was 550mm. I used a beanbag to support the camera but otherwise relied on the autofocus and autoexposure.

                            This was a casual test. I just let the camera do what it thought it should. The first image is the full frame. The second image is considerably enlarged, as is easy to see. The enlarged image is pretty good. There is some softness at the edges but it was a windy day and this IS a considerable enlargement. I tried a bit of sharpening in photoshop and the result looks perfect. If there were provisions to provide another image I would have included that too. The images I have presented here are not processed.

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                            5.0

                            Works great on Nikon 80-400

                            By Ohanadogs

                            from Akron, OH

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                            • Lightweight
                            • Nice Bokeh
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Nikon TC-14E II 1.4x Teleconverter for D-AF-S & AF-I Lenses ONLY:

                              Bought this to use with my new 80-400 zoom. It works great. Good saturation of colors, and adequate AF speed and sharpness. I am very happy with this teleconverter.

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                              4.0

                              sharp, works well

                              By birdman

                              from Furlong, PA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight
                              • Nice Bokeh

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Nikon TC-14E II 1.4x Teleconverter for D-AF-S & AF-I Lenses ONLY:

                                Works well on Nikkor 300mm f/4 lens. Yields sharp images with no loss of quality but reduces exposure by one f stop. It attaches easily to the lens but not a smoothly as I would have anticipated. Autofocus is not affected in any way.

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                                5.0

                                Works well with f/4 and faster lenses.

                                By Suresh Basavaraju

                                from Bangalore, India

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight
                                • Rugged

                                Cons

                                • Slow Focus

                                Best Uses

                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Nikon TC-14E II 1.4x Teleconverter for D-AF-S & AF-I Lenses ONLY:

                                I use it with the Nikkor 500mm VR for birding. This combination yields effective 700mm on a full frame body. This combination is lighter than the Nikkor 600mm I used to use earlier. Wide open shots are of poor quality and. With the TC-14E II, the effective aperture is f/5.6 and I need to stop at least to f/7.1 or f/8 for decent quality.

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                                4.0

                                Great teleconverter

                                By mpender

                                from star prairie, wi

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                Pros

                                • Easily Interchangeable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about Nikon TC-14E II 1.4x Teleconverter for D-AF-S & AF-I Lenses ONLY:

                                  I bought this to go along with my Nikkor 300mm f/4D ED IF. I also plan to use it with my other Nikon lenses. It is a great addition to my lens collection.

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                                  5.0

                                  Excellent!

                                  By Lisa

                                  from Ohio

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easily Interchangeable
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • No Loss Of Image Quality

                                  Cons

                                  • NONE

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about Nikon TC-14E II 1.4x Teleconverter for D-AF-S & AF-I Lenses ONLY:

                                  I am using this teleconverter on a Nikon 300mm f/4.0 lens, and it works beautifully. Images remain sharp and clear.

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