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Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II

BH #NITC17E2 • MFR #2151
Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II
Key Features
  • F Mount Teleconverter
  • 1.7x Magnification Factor
  • Communication Between Lens & Camera
  • Maintains Metering, Autofocus, and VR
Multiply your lens' focal length by 1.7x with the Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II for F mount lenses. This teleconverter will maintain full metering and focusing with compatible cameras and lenses, and will also support the VR function found on many current lenses. This teleconverter also has Nikon's Integrated Coating to limit flaring and ghosting that may occur.
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Nikon TC-17E II Overview

Multiply your lens' focal length by 1.7x with the Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II for F mount lenses. This teleconverter will maintain full metering and focusing with compatible cameras and lenses, and will also support the VR function found on many current lenses. This teleconverter also has Nikon's Integrated Coating to limit flaring and ghosting that may occur.

Many such teleconverters can also have a detrimental effect on the speed of the lens, however the AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II makes only accounts for 1.5 stops of light loss.

Features
  • 1.7x teleconverter extends the reach of AF-S lenses by 70% with only a one-and-a-half-stop loss in exposure.
  • Advanced design maintains the optical quality of NIKKOR lenses as well as fully supports exposure metering and VR image stabilization capabilities.
  • Nikon F lens mount supports both FX and DX format AF-S NIKKOR lenses.
Lens Compatibility
For full compatibility with Nikon lenses, please visit this page on the Nikon USA website.
UPC: 018208021512

Nikon TC-17E II Specs

MountNikon F
Magnification1.7x
Optical Design7 Elements in 4 Groups
Light Loss1.5 Stop
Length1.2" / 31.5 mm
Diameter2.6" / 66 mm
Weight8.8 oz / 250 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.925 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.45 x 4.4 x 4.3"

Nikon TC-17E II Reviews

Really pleased with astrophotography images

By Raymond
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-16

I am quite happy with the TC-17. While it works with both camera bodies and three of my five lenses (check comparability before your buy), my primary use is with a D750 and a 300 mm f/4 prime lens. This combination gives me 510 mm with a maximum aperture of f/6.7, as the cost of the TC-17 is 1.5 stops. Included is a photo taken while mounted to a tracker and stopped down 1 additional stop to f/9.5. (The image is about 2/3 of the full frame and a stack of ISO 200 exposures for the stars and ISO 3200 exposures for the nebulas. As you can see with the rays around the larger stars, I still overexposed the darker frames – easy to do in Orion with all of the very bright stars imbedded in gases and dust. Even wide open the 300 mm lens itself is great for terrestrial photos but a little soft in the corners for astrophotography. The TC-17 makes these soft edges slightly, but not much, worse, but stopping down one stop to f/9.5 makes everything in the frame quite sharp. I have seen no loss anywhere with landscape photos, e.g., moon rises, taken with the TC-17 and any of my lenses.

Very happy!

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-03

I have the tc-14e III but needed some more reach so I wouldn't have to crop so much when photographing osprey. I decided to give this teleconverter a try. Very happy with the results. I used this lens with the Nikon D850 and the Nikon 500mm f/4e lens. I had no issues with camera/lens hunting for the subject. I didn't try it in low light. Juvenile osprey in flight.

This teleconvertor works as promised

By Arthur
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-03

I am using my TC-17 E II on a Nikon 70-200 f/4, mounted on a D500. The unit is reasonably small and light; it doesn't make the lens much more cumbersome. All automatic functions are maintained, and all displays reflect the effectively reduced aperture, including the images' metadata. Autofocus is as fast or seemingly as fast as with the native lens. As other reviewers have pointed out, there is a sharpness penalty although it is manageable. I have to almost pixel peep to see loss of sharpness. For the ways that I display my photographs, it is a non-issue. So all in all, this is a versatile piece of equipment that lets me use a relatively small and relatively light lens and get to 340mm rather than carry a considerably heavier lens to get to the same focal length. The tradeoff is the slight sharpness penalty; that tradeoff is acceptable to me.

Don't even miss the stop and half of light

By Patrick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-13

Paired with my Nikon 200*400, this allows me greater reach and I have noticed any issue with the autofocus using this teleconverter, Great additional piece to my camera bag.

Pleasantly Surprised

By Jeffrey
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-06-10

I've been using a TC-14E III to get additional reach with my 300mm f/4 PF for a couple years. With airshow season quickly approaching, I decided to give the TC-17E II a shot. There is a noticeable change in focus speed and higher frequency of hunting on my D500 when shooting wildlife. I feel that the overall image quality is a hair off from the 1.4x, which can be improved quite a lot in post. Obviously, these more aggressive teleconverters are designed for the fast f/2.8 glass, but I think the performance with the 300mm f/4 can be managed in the right situations. I can't wait to take this to some airshows!

Review of the Nikon AF-S TC-17E II Teleconverter

By Edwin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-09-19

Attached to the Nikon 105mm f/2.8 G ED VR macro lens, I get super sharp images without loss of detail. When taking the shot of the first attached image, my hands are a bit shaky, but the VR of the 105mm lens was able to recover and gave me a blur free image.

Very Sharp

By Jayne
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-29

only the second TC 1.7 I've owned in 30 years and this one is by far amazingly sharp!

Magic

By Amit
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-03

Im using it on 300mm F4 (none vr) with D500 and 70-200 2.8FL. In both cases it worked well . The image quality was good (over the expected) . The auto focus was a bit slower withe the 300mm F4 which become 6.7.

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