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

(based on 238 reviews)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (150)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (126)
  • Consistent output (111)
  • Easily interchangeable (110)
  • 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 (148)
  • Sports/action (98)
  • Landscape/scenery (37)
  • Action shots (23)
  • Travel (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (95), Semi-pro photographer (70), Pro photographer (24), 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

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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        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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          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

                  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

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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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                                4.0

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

                                By Happy Flyfisher

                                from New Smyrna Beach, FL

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                                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

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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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