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Teleconverter TC-20E III Compatibility

dperry23

US
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dperry23 Registered since 02nd Mar 2013
Thu 14-Mar-13 06:33 AM

I own a D5100, and I am looking to purchase 70-200m F2.8 VR II and the Teleconverter TC-20E III. I can’t find anything definitive stating whether this combination of equipment will work. If so, what are the limitations?

jec6613

Norwalk, US
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#1. "RE: Teleconverter TC-20E III Compatibility " | In response to Reply # 0

jec6613 Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Feb 2013
Thu 14-Mar-13 09:40 AM

Yes it works, without any limitations, except of course the loss of image quality going through a TC.

Leonard62

Hatboro, Pa, US
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#2. "RE: Teleconverter TC-20E III Compatibility " | In response to Reply # 0

Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Writer Ribbon awarded for his contributions to the Nikonians Resources articles library Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009
Thu 14-Mar-13 11:28 AM | edited Thu 14-Mar-13 11:33 AM by Leonard62

Here is the TC compatibility table taken from the Nikon USA web site.

http://www.nikonusa.com/en_INC/IMG/Assets/Common-Assets/Images/Teleconverter-Compatibility/en_US_Comp_chart.html

Note, this chart does not appear to take into account the latest Nikon bodies which can auto focus at f8 and larger.

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MEMcD

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#3. "RE: Teleconverter TC-20E III Compatibility " | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Thu 14-Mar-13 08:36 PM

Hi Demetrius,

The TC-20E III is fully compatible with the 70-200mm f/2.8G ED IF AF-S VR when mounted on any Nikon DSLR including your D5100.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

blw

Richmond, US
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#4. "RE: Teleconverter TC-20E III Compatibility " | In response to Reply # 0

blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004
Fri 15-Mar-13 01:01 PM

Additionally, you should also expect some loss of AF reliability when using this TC. It's not colossal, but it's definitely noticeable. Usually an f/2.8 lens + TC-20eIII is somewhat less likely to lock onto a target than a longer f/5.6 lens, under the same conditions. Why this is the case, I don't know, but it's definitely the case even on top-spec AF systems like CAM3500 - I presume that the D5100's CAM1000 is at least as affected if not more.

It's still a viable combination, but without such a warning, one often wonders if something is wrong.

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