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Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E II 35mm Converters

5/5 (4 Reviews)


  • Magnification2x
    CompatibilityStill Photography
    Mount TypeBayonet
    FocusAutofocus, Manual Focus
    Optical Construction6 Groups / 7 Elements
    Diameter2.2 in.
    Length2.6 in.
    Weight12.5 oz.
    MPN2130nasi
    Product ID21850305

Product Description

AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E II doubles the effective focal length of select compatible NIKKOR lenses, offering an affordable and portable gateway to extend telephoto reach; ideal for sports shooting, wildlife, surveillance and more. 2X Teleconverter designed for use with AF-S and AF-I Nikkor lenses
  • Full aperture metering with compatible cameras
  • Autofocusing possible with D1, D1X, D1H, F5, F100, N80, N75 and N65
  • Reduces lens aperture by two f-stops


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    Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by garthphotog a Professional from New York, USA

    Date Reviewed: August 12, 2002

    Strengths:    Twice the focal length for only $360??
    Means the kids can go to college...
    Slightly smaller than a 400mm lens!


    Weaknesses:    None.
    All 2X converters have a 2fstop penalty,
    so its not a particular weakness compared to other converters.


    Bottom Line:   
    This is a great little converter,which i highly recommend.
    Ive used it with the 80-200AFS and 300 f2.8AFS,(with F100)consistently over the last couple of months, shooting mostly soccer and cycling, and have nothing but praise and paychecks to show for it.
    No visible distortion,or loss of focusing speed apparant.Sharpness and contrast
    remains true,frame after frame.
    Also the weight balance between body and lens remains fluent.
    Also have the TC-14E, which is fantastic,but if youre after 400mm or 600mm without burning the budget, theres no better alternative.I can even learn to live with the two stop penalty.
    Buy one!!

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    Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

    Price Paid:    $359.00

    Purchased At:   B & H, NYC

    Similar Products Used:   TC-14E
    80-200 f2.8AFS
    300 f2.8AFS


    Type of photography:   Sports


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by braunan a Expert from Munich, Bavaria, Germany

    Date Reviewed: March 27, 2002

    Strengths:    Very high autofocus speed (tested with F100, F5), amazing image quality (with very good primes). Easily outperforms Kenko and Sigma.

    Weaknesses:    Not really any. Like any converter, the TC20E largely depends on the quality of the lens you are using it with. So, go for a good basis lens first. Needs AF-S or AF-I lens.

    Bottom Line:   
    2x teleconverter for all Nikkor tele lenses with built-in AF motor (AF-S and AF-I) with exceptional built and optical quality. I'm using the TC20E with an AF-I 2.8/300D lens mainly for wildlife photography. The image quality still outperforms any other really long (600mm or so) tele lens I ever used. However, minimal loss in luminance and sharpness compared to the (excellent) AF-I 300/2.8 can be noticed. Note: I'm using slides (Velvia) at ample enlargements.

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    Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

    Price Paid:    $460.00

    Purchased At:   Sauter, Munich

    Similar Products Used:   TC14E, Kenko, Sigma (crap!)

    Type of photography:   Outdoor


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Mr. Me a Intermediate from Texas

    Date Reviewed: July 11, 2001

    Strengths:    The ability to double lens magnification.

    Weaknesses:    Loss of two stops.
    Doesn't work with non AFS lens.


    Bottom Line:   
    This lens works great on my AFS 400 F/2.8. I can't see the distortion in my slides that so many photographers seem to gripe about with teleconverters. Fuji velvia and Provia 100F look just as great with or without this teleconverter. The loss of two stops is disappointing, but an 800 F/5.6 ain't that bad.

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    Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

    Price Paid:    $450.00

    Purchased At:   camera store

    Similar Products Used:   None

    Type of photography:   Outdoor


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jacob Apfelbaum a Intermediate from Holland

    Date Reviewed: May 15, 2001

    Strengths:    Very sharp and good contrast.

    Weaknesses:    1-Price .
    2-Original only designed for AF-S lenses however .... see review summary !


    Bottom Line:   
    There was a possibility for me , to buy a new TC-20E very cheap.However to mount it on my 3.5/400 a minor mechanical modification had to be done. After removing a part of the (female) mount of the converter , this converter can be combined with non Af lenses if the position of rear lens of the tele lens is not touching the front lens of the converter! With respect to the price this converter is only interesting if you have AF-S lenses or if you do not have to pay the official price and make a modification to adept MF lenses.

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    Duration Product Used:   21+ years

    Price Paid:    $250.00

    Purchased At:   photoshop

    Similar Products Used:   Kenko 300 Pro
    Sigma 2x


    Type of photography:   Outdoor



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