Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III 2x Extender Lens: This Nikon teleconverter lens is meant to extend your current lens capacity by 2x. Get a longer focal length for crisp and clear distance shots with a light and easy-to-carry attachable lens.
Cost Effective Reach
Posted by: jdfern from: Farmingville, NY on
I use the great Nikon 70-200mm vrll and this TC-20E III 2x converter gives me a little better reach for some wildlife shots. It performs great, auto focus and all, yes you lose a few stops but using it with the f2.8 you can afford it.
It is an affordable option for 400mm. What I especially like about it is it is easy to carry in your bag and if you need it, use it.
Someday I may be able to justify and afford a large super telephoto, but for now this works just fine.
13 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Only good for f/2.8 lenses
Posted by: KeithAM from: Brooklyn, NY on
I read many, many reviews, most of which warned that the TC-20E III can not shoot tack sharp with the 70-200mm f/4 lens. I did my own test in my home and confirmed the reviews I read. Without the TC the f/4 is every bit as sharp as the f/2.8. With the TC the lens can take good photos, NOT tack sharp. Also, unlike pro-rated Nikon lenses this TC did not feel durable. I took it back for a refund. Best Buy service is great. I would not recommend the TC-20E III for the 70-200mm f/4. I would for the 70-200mm f/2.8.
10 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Great item to extend prime lens!
Posted by: muskie4163 from: Milwaukee, WI on
Bought this to use with a Nikon 300mm 2.8 Lens. AS I shoot mostly birds in the field, thought this to be a great solution to selling the house to buy a prime 600mm lens. Have found that to be the case, you will not be disappointed.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Perfect compliment to Nikon 300mm f2.8
Posted by: BrianK from: on
This teleconverter works perfectly as advertised with the above mentioned lens. I maintain full sharpness and only losing 2 stops of light with this lens combo. You will need to research to see if your lens will work with this converter though.
I am thoroughly happy with my purchase.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Gets you reach when needed, but at a cost.
Posted by: ChosenNickname from: Denver on
I've used the TC-20E III with a Micro-Nikkor 105mm, 70-200mm f/4, and a 200-500mm f/5.6. The best application was the Micro-Nikkor 105mm because with its f/2.8 aperture it was fast enough to handle the loss of light when using the teleconverter.
It works OK with the 70-200mm f/4 but with the 200-500mm it doesn't autofocus. Of course, you lose some sharpness and contrast when used with slower f/5.6 lens. If I had more long f/2.8 or f/4 lenses, I'd use it more than the limited use I have for it now. In the future I plan on purchasing a Nikon 300mm f/4 PF, I hear that this teleconverter works well with that lens.
3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Compatible with my Nikon D3200 but not my lens
Posted by: DocWatson from: on
The Teleconverter is lightweight and easily attached to my Nikon D3200 camera. However, it would not attach to any of my Nikon lenses. Was very disappointed in that.
2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Posted by: SanVK from: on
Fits NIKKOR Lens only.. goes with nikon lens only...
0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Teleconverter was not sharp beyond 30 feet
Posted by: Johnnnn8947 from: Richmond,VA on
Using the teleconverter with my 70-200 f2.8 vr2 lens, within 30 feet from the subject, the teleconverter worked great. Beyond 30 feet pictures were not sharp.
1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
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