Which Teleconverter to Buy for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8?

Posted September 6th, 2011 by   |  Photography  |  Permalink

Great question today from a reader:

QUESTION: Mike thanks for your newsletters.  They are great and very informative for me.  Thanks again

Question:  I have a D700 and a 70-200mm f/2.8 G ED VR II lens and want to bug a teleconverter.  What do you recommend, the 1.4, 1.7 or 2.0?  I would appreciate your advice.

Again, thanks for the help and I hope our paths soon cross again.


ANSWER: George,

The TC-14E II is very good with the 70-200 f2.8. I use it with mine all the time. I get excellent results and excellent sharpness.


TC-17E II is pretty good. You’ll get good results and decent sharpness.


TC-20E II is terrible. Don’t buy it. In fact, this model is discontinued.

TC-20E III is great. New optics greatly improve is performance and it is now regarded as a great optic.


So, which one to buy? That’s hard for me to say since I don’t know your end use. In my case, I bought two TC’s. The 1.4x and the 2.0x. I use them depending on what I’m shooting and how much more reach I need for a photo.

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