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chroaz

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chroaz Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Apr 2009
Sat 26-Jan-13 05:56 PM

I was evaluating a TC-17E II 1x7 Teleconverter which I had rented prior to a potential purchase. I noticed that when my 20-200mm f/2.8 VR II was mounted to the TC there is a little side to side "play" in the coupling - between the lens and TC mounts.

So I then mounted the lens direct to my D800 and noticed the same thing, a small amount of side to side play. Is this normal? Has anyone else experienced this? I thought initially it might be a TC issue (wear etc. because it is a rented unit), but apparently not.

Thanks for any comments, observations, advice etc.

Chris

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Timeshifte

Dayton, US
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#1. "RE: D800 Mount Question" | In response to Reply # 0

Timeshifte Gold Member Nikonian since 10th May 2012
Sat 26-Jan-13 06:33 PM

I have an 800E with the 70-200 VrII ,just checked, very slight rotational play but no lateral play.

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chroaz

Cave Creek, US
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#2. "RE: D800 Mount Question" | In response to Reply # 1

chroaz Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Apr 2009
Sat 26-Jan-13 08:33 PM

Yes, rotational play only, slight but noticeable when handling none the less. So, this is normal then?

Chris

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icslowmo

Surprise, US
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#3. "RE: D800 Mount Question" | In response to Reply # 2

icslowmo Registered since 01st Jan 2012
Sun 27-Jan-13 01:29 AM

Mine also does this but also I have checked with other lenses and they all due it if you try. I think the 70-200's weight just makes it easier to notice this...

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chroaz

Cave Creek, US
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#4. "RE: D800 Mount Question" | In response to Reply # 3

chroaz Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Apr 2009
Sun 27-Jan-13 02:32 PM

Yes, I just tried with my 24-70mm - it does it too, but not quite as much it seems.

Thanks,

Chris

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philm35

USA, US
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#5. "RE: D800 Mount Question" | In response to Reply # 4

philm35 Registered since 25th Jan 2004
Sun 27-Jan-13 05:49 PM

I just tried it with my 24-120. It feels rock solid... no movement.

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Timeshifte

Dayton, US
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#6. "RE: D800 Mount Question" | In response to Reply # 5

Timeshifte Gold Member Nikonian since 10th May 2012
Sun 27-Jan-13 08:01 PM

I suspect a slight rotational movement is normal, it won;t effect the focal plane so it shouldn't make any difference.

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JHzlwd

Calgary, CA
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#7. "RE: D800 Mount Question" | In response to Reply # 0

JHzlwd Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 03rd Oct 2007
Wed 30-Jan-13 07:49 PM

What you are experiencing isn't normal. All my lenses fit on the D800 and other Nikon bodies) with no play although there is some very slight rotational "give". I'd have this checked out by the Nikon service center.

BTW, the TC-17E is an excellent product. On the 300mm F/2.8 I cannot see any photographically significant compromise to image quality - like getting a top 500mm lens for a few hundred bucks.

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briantilley

Paignton, UK
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#8. "RE: D800 Mount Question" | In response to Reply # 6

briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Wed 30-Jan-13 08:03 PM

Yes, a small amount of rotational play is normal. It tends to be more obvious with larger, heavier lenses. It's generally only a problem if things are so worn that the movement interferes with the electrical contacts.

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chroaz

Cave Creek, US
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#9. "RE: D800 Mount Question" | In response to Reply # 7

chroaz Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Apr 2009
Thu 31-Jan-13 02:38 AM

Thanks all for the info. I suspect all is well but next time I'm in LA I'll have the Nikon service center look at it.

Yes, I've been very impressed with the TC-17E II and have purchased one - also with the service from BorrowLenses from whom I rented it.

Cheers,

Chris

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