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NikonTC-14E II 1.4x Teleconverter for D-AF-S & AF-I Lenses ONLY
 
4.7

(based on 241 reviews)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (151)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (126)
  • Consistent output (112)
  • Easily interchangeable (111)
  • Strong construction (103)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Wildlife photos (149)
  • Sports/action (98)
  • Landscape/scenery (37)
  • Action shots (23)
  • Travel (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
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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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4.0

So far, so good...

By Madman

from Massachusetts

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

Oops - my review, below, was meant for the series III version of this converter. I did try the series II on my 300mm AF-S f4, but they did not work well together. Could have been a defective converter, so I returned it and got the series III. Plenty of people get great results with this version, so I won't disparage it.

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5.0

Seems good, so far.

By Madman

from Massachusetts

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

I haven't fully shaken this out yet, but so far is equal or better than the previous version (series II). I am using it with my D7100, 70-200 f4.0 and my AF-S 300mm f4.0. Yes, it can be used with the 300, but you need to set the custom menu controls to use the lens aperture ring instead of the command dial, and use manual exposure. Sometimes worth the hassle, but it's much easier to use my 1.7x with that lens. This is a long reach combination that requires great care to be steady...

I will keep this 1.4x on my zoom mostly, as there is little degradation, and this combination works really well, hand-held.

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5.0

great accessory

By Photo03

from Springfield, Massachusetts

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Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife Photos

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

    Sharp telextender lens to complement my Nikon 80-400 mm telephoto lens

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    5.0

    A little more reach, no loss of quality!

    By Scott B

    from Upstate, NY

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Macro Photography
      • Sports/Action

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

      I wouldn't go more than 1.4 because at that point the edges start to get issues. 1.4 and loss of 1 f-stop is fine, still sharp and a bit more reach. Excellent little addition to anyone's bag.

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      5.0

      Up Close and Personal

      By Birder Sherry

      from Carpentersville, IL

      About Me Casual Photographer

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          I bought this to use with my Nikon 300 prime and the extra reach it gives me is terrific. I love to take pictures of birds and wildlife, so this really helps.

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          Basic Equipment

          By Fred Stevens

          from Portales, New Mexico

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          Pros

          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight
          • 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 teleconverter is for use with several of my D-AF-S D series lenses. I almost ordered the new TC-14e III until I found out that it was not backward compatible with my lenses.

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            5.0

            Best Avery

            By James

            from West Palm Beach Florida

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            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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            • No

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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

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              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

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                  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

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                    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

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                    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

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                          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

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                              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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