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Nikon TC-14E

(1992 – today)

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Nikon TC-14E

Nikon TC-14E (1992-2001).
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June 2008
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Intro    Specifications    Functioning    Recommendations

The Nikon TC-14E is an expensive (well-nigh $400 in 2008) ane.4x teleconverter which only works with Nikon’s more exotic AF-S and AF-I telephoto lenses. You lose i stop of light and gain 40% more focal length.

Its front elements poke out, so they are shrouded in rubber. Afterward about ten years, this rubber develops a little bit of a gray haze on it, which wipes correct off.


The TC-14E ONLY works with expensive AF-I and AF-S lenses. One CANNOT mountain whatever other lenses on it unless one grinds downwardly certain lugs on the female mount at a automobile shop.

Nikon makes NO AF teleconverters for its general line of AF lenses. One must instead use a manual focus converter like the TC-200 and focus manually, or spiral with disbelieve brands and hope the matrix metering couples correctly. See Teleconverters for more.



Nikon has also made manual-focus 1.4x teleconverters, the TC-14, TC-14A, TC-14B and TC-14C. I’m ignoring these here.


Nikon’s first AF 1.4x teleconverter was called the TC-14E, which is pictured at the top. It was marked “AF-I” for the only kind of lenses with which it worked when it was introduced. As Nikon introduced AF-South lenses, these converters worked perfectly, but innocent people were confused equally to why it said AF-I instead of AF-Due south.

Nikon TC-14E

Nikon TC-14E II


Nikon changed the cosmetics slightly, changed the lettering to read “AF-S” and renamed it the TC-14E-II.

Nikon made about 20,000 of the original TC-14E, and as of 2008, has made nearly 15,000 of the newer TC-14E 2.

THe TC-14E and TC-14E Two are identical except for the name and trim. Both work with both AF-I and AF-S lenses.

I use the names TC-14E and TC-14E II throughout the text interchangeably. They are the aforementioned product.


Intro    Specifications    Performance    Recommendations


5 elements in 5 groups, multicoated.


2.586″ diameter past 0.970″ flange-to-flange (65.69 x 24.65mm), measured (TC-14E).

Nikon specifies 2.6″ (65mm) around by 1″ (25mm) long.


TC-14E: 7.085 oz. (200.8g), measured, no caps.

7.677 oz. (217.7g) with caps.

Nikon specifies 7 oz (200 g) for the TC-14E and TC-14E II.


Since the front pokes out, the forepart cap is different from a standard Nikon trunk cap. The TC-14E takes a
forepart cap. It besides takes the BF-iii as shown below; the BF-3A (albino) is a light gray cap to differentiate it from a conventional body cap. The rear cap is the usual one.

Nikon TC-14E

Nikon TC-14E with BF-three (special) front cap and LF-ane (standard) rear cap.


CL-30S (not included).

Nikon Product Number

2129 (TC-14E II).

Serial Number

Laser engraved on bottom rear of barrel.


Intro    Specifications    Performance    Recommendations

Nikon TC-14E

Front end, Nikon TC-14E.

I’ve used the TC-14E with the lxx-200mm VR, 400/ii.8 AF-I and the 80-200/2.8 AF-S. See those reviews for details.

The TC-14E but adds 40% more magnification, and doesn’t appear to lose whatever functioning doing it. If you demand a piddling more achieve, the TC-14E is an splendid way to become.

Nikon TC-14E

Rear, Nikon TC-14E.


Intro    Specifications    Performance    Recommendations

If you have an f/2.8 or f/4 AF-S or AF-I lens this is a handy addition. 40% more than attain isn’t much.

I bought a TC-14E and returned it. It didn’t lose performance, just it didn’t make things long enough to justify the expense.

In the 1980s I did deport a TC-14A everywhere, because it fabricated my 180mm f/2.8 ED into a 250mm f/4, which was handy.

THe TC-17E is also an excellent converter. I’d avoid the TC-20E unless you really need that much magnification.

It is useless unless you accept a long AF-I or AF-S lens. One CANNOT mountain any other AF or manual lens or accompaniment to the forepart because it is keyed mechanically to forbid this.

This converter is intended for professional utilise with long super telephotos. It is not like the old TC-201 or TC-14A teleconverters that were intended for general utilize to make a normal lens into a telephoto. Besides, the results are great with 300mm and longer fixed AF-I and AF-S lenses and so-and then with the lxxx-200 AF-S zoom.

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