Nikon AF-S TC-14E III

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by mary doo, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. I am so behind. I didn't know about this until now and it is back-ordered. To those of you who have it: Is it really that good?
    When do you think it will be available again?
     
  2. First you have to make sure your lens(es) is(are) compatible. The new converter only work with the most recent lenses.
    My Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4 II, for instance, is not compatible, nor is my Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4. A real bummer if you ask me and a blunder from Nikon.
     
  3. In this chart
    https://www.nikonusa.com/en_INC/IMG/Assets/Common-Assets/Images/Teleconverter-Compatibility/EN_Comp_chart.html
    the 300/4 AF-S is listed as compatible with the TC-14E III. Interestingly it seems to be the only lens with an aperture ring that is said to be compatible.
     
  4. Good find Ilkka!
    What's wrong with the 105mm 2.8G AF-S VR Macro I wonder??
     
  5. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Nikon introduced the TC-14E III along with the 400mm/f2.8 E lens back in May: http://www.photo.net/nikon-camera-forum/00caD8

    I am not sure that the new TC has ever been available in camera stores yet.
    On that thread from May, we discussed this compatibility chart on Nikon Japan's web site: http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/lens/teleconverters/af-s_tc-14e_3/spec.htm
    It looks like the TC-14E III is only compatible with AF-S VR E or G lenses without an aperture ring.. There could be some typos in those charts from Nikon. I wouldn't treat any one of them as gospel. Wait for availability and correct information from actual testing.
     
  6. I don't think you'll get any opinions yet if the release date of August 28 still holds. I've been looking for opinions also but there just aren't any yet.
     
  7. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Don, I am sure you are aware that having seen and used a piece of equipment is not a prerequisite for having opinions. :)
    To me, VR is not important on long telephoto lenses, as I tend to use them on sturdy tripods as well as with fast shutter speeds to freeze action. Therefore, my 300mm/f2.8 remains to be a 1998 AF-S version (introduced in 1996) with an aperture ring, and that is one lens I would most likely use a 1.4x TC on. I have longer f4 AF-S VR lenses, but even a 1.4X TC makes them too slow for me.
    So unfortunately, this new TC is only of limited usefulness from my point of view.
     
  8. Don, I am sure you are aware that having seen and used a piece of equipment is not a prerequisite for having opinions. :)

    Yeah, those are the reviews that don't rock well with me :)
     
  9. Thanks. I see, no one has it yet. I just pre-ordered and hope to get it by next month before heading out to a trip.
     

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