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Nikon TC-17E II (AF-I-AF-S) Teleconverter

KEH Model# 217336
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* Item pictured for illustrative purposes only, actual item not pictured. See ‘Notes’ next to grade for included items.

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Nikon TC-17E II (AF-I-AF-S) Teleconverter
Cond. Notes Price Qty
Excellent Plus

The rating of the equipment is at 90 to 96 percent of original condition. Exceptionally nice, but may have slight wear on finish visible only under close inspection. Glass will be very clean.

With Caps
$218.00
Excellent

The rating of the equipment is at 80 to 89 percent of original condition. Shows moderate wear for the age of the item, with the possibility of small dings or blemishes. Glass may have slight blemishes but will not affect picture quality.

With Case and Caps
$208.00
Excellent Plus

The rating of the equipment is at 90 to 96 percent of original condition. Exceptionally nice, but may have slight wear on finish visible only under close inspection. Glass will be very clean.

$208.00
Excellent

The rating of the equipment is at 80 to 89 percent of original condition. Shows moderate wear for the age of the item, with the possibility of small dings or blemishes. Glass may have slight blemishes but will not affect picture quality.

With Caps
$199.00
* Item pictured for illustrative purposes only, actual item not pictured. See ‘Notes’ next to grade for included items.

Description

DETAILS

The Nikon TC-17E II is a high quality teleconverter designed exclusively for high-end large aperture Nikkor AF-I and AF-S telephoto lenses.  TC-17E II is suitable for sports, wildlife and other photography applications where extra magnification is required such as surveillance or shooting to maximize perspective compression.

 

The TC-17E II uses 7 elements in 4 groups to increase the focal length of compatible lenses by by 70% while preserving sharpness and contrast.  All optical surfaces have Nikon's SIC (Super Integrated Coating).  The multiple layers of anti-reflective coating maximize light transmission efficiency, improve color consistency, and minimize flare.

To maximize optical performance, The front optics of the TC-17E II protrude past the lens mount an actually sit just inside the mount of compatible lenses.  Consequently only select large aperture telephotos with room in the lens mount area are physically compatible.  Even though the TC-17E II uses a modified mount that prevents non compatible lenses form being connected, care should be taken not to damage lens elements when attempting to mount lenses.

As with all teleconverters increasing the lens focal length without increasing the aperture diameter results in less light transmitted through the lens.  The 1.7X magnification results in a 1.5 f/stop loss of aperture*.

Nikon introduced the TC-17EII in 2004.  Even though it's actually Nikon's first AF 1.7X teleconverter it is designated a 'II' because it's more contemporary to the TC-14EII and TC-20EII teleconverters from the 2000's than the TC-14E and TC-20E teleconverters from the 1990's.

The Nikon TC-17E II is an extremely useful accessory that provides added versatility without the weight or expense of a second lens.  You may not use it for every shot but it's a super handy solution that keeps options open

Key Features

  • Designed exclusively for use with select AF-S and AF-I lenses
  • Less cumbersome than carrying another large lens
  • Increases focal length by 1.7x
  • Reduces light by 1.5 f/stops for all lens apertures
  • High quality optics, 7 elements in 4 groups
  • Compatible with VR

*Some Nikon cameras will not auto focus with lens and converter combinations that result in maximum apertures darker than f/5.6.


Additional Information

General
Brand Name Nikon
GTIN 018208021512
Manufacturer Part Number 2151
Optics
Focus Type Autofocus (lens motor)
Lens Mount Nikon F Mount D Type, Nikon F Mount "G" Type

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