TC-17E Lens Compatibility

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Puzzled. Nikon's literature indicates that the TC-17 E is compatible with the 70-200 AF-S VR but does not reference the AF-S VR 70-300.

Bottom line question. Can the TC-17E be used with the 70-300 AF-S VR? Thanks!
 
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The 1.7 TC came out well before the 70-300/VR, and Nikon tends to not update its literature... I don't know for sure since I don't have the 70-300/VR (I do have the 1.7 TC though), but I would bet that they are compatible! :wink:
 
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Not sure about that... The new 400/VR, 500/VR and 600/VR are not listed either, yet they have to be compatible, don't you think? Generally speaking, the TC 1.7 is compatible with AF-S lenses...
 
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I think (not positive) it can be used with the new 70-300mm VR, but because the lens is f4.5-5.6 it wont Auto Focus. The 70-200mm VR is a f2.8 so AF works fine on it.
 
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Not according to the 70-300VR manual page 22, Section 13 Incompatible Accessories - Teleconverters (among other things).

By removing the tab on the 1.7TC, as southmine mentioned, you may be able to mount it, but AF will be sluggish, at best, and the viewfinder will be dim. Max aperture will range between 8 and ~10.
 
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Not sure about that... The new 400/VR, 500/VR and 600/VR are not listed either, yet they have to be compatible, don't you think? Generally speaking, the TC 1.7 is compatible with AF-S lenses...
I'm sure the super tele's will be compatible, but my understanding is that some lenses (especially zooms?) can have their rear element collide with the protruding front element of the TC's.
I'm not sure if that's the case with the 70-300 as I've never used one.
I do have two other AF-S lenses though, that I know can't be used (although I can't think of a reason I'd want to with the 12-24). :smile:.
 
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I have the TC-20E11 and the 70-300 Vr lens and they are definately not compatible with each other.

Bazza
 
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Thank you...for the good advice. I think that I will sell the 70-300 VR given my Lust Affair with my 70-200 and ability to pair up with the TC-17. With my best, Gordon
 
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