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Nikon TC-20E III Teleconverter

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by jcsimard, May 27, 2011.

  1. jcsimard

    jcsimard

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    Jan 5, 2009
    S. Florida
    Amazon is taking orders at $499.
     
  2. jcsimard

    jcsimard

    367
    Jan 5, 2009
    S. Florida
    Not anymore!
     
  3. What happened? I think I paid $450 at Calumet when it first came out, and is worth every penny...
     
  4. jcsimard

    jcsimard

    367
    Jan 5, 2009
    S. Florida
    I guess they sold all their inventory. I ordered one and the order status is "Shipping Soon".
     
  5. i got mine 2 weeks ago and i used it once, time will tell
     
  6. Randy, I really think you're going to like it. I don't actually need the extra "reach" much as I shoot DX, but when I do it's very impressive.
     
  7. thedutchflyer

    thedutchflyer

    37
    Oct 4, 2008
    germany
    Need some help from You, guys .........

    within the next 2 or 3 weeks I am looking for the TC -20 E III , to buy in Germany ,the Netherlands or in Belgium.
    The prices in Europe are very high ( 460-560 € = 658-801 US Dollar ).
    Now my question : do you know of any differences in build quality or optical quality between the TC`s 20III ? .
    Are there " good" and "bad" examples ?
    Your help is much appreciated !

    Joergen
     
  8. ^ Sadly, there IS sample variation with the TC-20E III (any TC for that matter) :frown:
    I tried 3 copies, the latter being the best...all things being equal. If you can try one
    before you buy or perhaps rent one and see if it suits your needs. I liked it "close in"
    but found smearing of feather details unacceptable with BIF over 30 meters. The bokeh
    was all over the place. Lenses used were 200 f2 VR/300 f2.8 VR and the 70-200 f2.8 VR II
    on FX/DX. FWIW I enjoy impeccable long lens technique, handheld. Wish you good luck trackin'
    down one you're happy with. Tschüss, Will :wink:
     
  9. thedutchflyer

    thedutchflyer

    37
    Oct 4, 2008
    germany
    Thanks Will
    for answering so fast and dealing your experiences ;
    has anybody else any opinion upon it, too ?

    Tschüss , Joergen
     
  10. Joergen, build quality is excellent as it should be for the price. As Will mentioned there might be sample variation which could affect image quality. I bought mine solely for use on a Nikkor 70-200mm VR II, and with that particular lens it its awesome from 70mm to 200mm. It's on a DX body so that could be a factor in my favor.
    If you aren't happy with it take it back.
     
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  12. Takeda

    Takeda

    Jun 9, 2006
    Durham, NC
    Mine has been excellent using it with my 70 200mm VR1, and 105mm VR.
     
  13. Lance B

    Lance B

    Jan 13, 2011
    Australia
    The 2x TCIII is a superb TC. I use it extensively on my 300 f2.8 VRII and 70-200 f2.8 VRII on both my D700 and D7000 and I couldn't be happier with the results. The thing is, if you're travelling and don't want to take anything bigger than the 70-200 f2.8 VRII, then TC's are indispensible. Click on image to see full 1300 pixel wide on landscape orientation only.

    D700 + 70-200 f2.8 VRII + 2x TCIII:

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    D700 + 300 f2.8 VRII + 2x TCIII:

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    D7000 + 70-200 f2.8 VRII + 2x TCIII:

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  14. Lance, those are all remarkable.
     
  15. Lance B

    Lance B

    Jan 13, 2011
    Australia
    Thank you for the kind words, Robert.

    The TC makes it easy to get decent shots. :smile:
     
  16. thedutchflyer

    thedutchflyer

    37
    Oct 4, 2008
    germany
    Lance,
    beautiful pic`s ! It`s hard to believe you played with the TC 20 E III !
    congrats

    Want the TC 20 E III on 200-2,0 ; 300-2,8 ; 400-2,8 on FX .
    Joergen
     
  17. Takeda

    Takeda

    Jun 9, 2006
    Durham, NC
    Incredible sharpness and resolution Lance! You also have a wonderful lens collection! I see you have learned to stay away from the aftermarket lenses also!
     
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