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Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III

Teleconverter for compatible Nikon autofocus lenses

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Our take on the Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III

Give your Nikon lens a boost

Sometimes you need just a little more reach with your lens, but buying and toting a longer lens may not be an option. That's where Nikon's TC-14E III teleconverter comes in. Attached between your Nikon camera's body and a compatible Nikon lens, it increases the lens's effective focal length by 40% without adding significant bulk or sacrificing image quality. For example, using the converter with Nikon's 70-200mm f/2.8 lens increases its zoom range out to 98-280mm. The TC-14E III's high-quality optics maintain sharpness, while its built-in Silent Wave Motor allows most lenses to continue autofocusing normally. It's perfect for shooting outdoor sports and wildlife scenes where the added telephoto capability can really help.

Product Highlights:

  • designed exclusively for use with select Nikon AF-S lenses
  • provides 1.4X optical magnification
  • light loss: 1 f-stop
  • built-in Silent Wave Motor allows autofocusing with many Nikon lenses
  • supports metering and auto exposure functions
  • supports the VR function found on many Nikon lenses
  • construction: 7 elements in 4 groups
  • dust- and water-resistant design
  • fluorine coating on outer lens elements enhances resistance to dirt and water droplets
  • includes front and rear caps, soft case
  • weight: 6.7 ounces
  • teleconverter is 2-9/16" in diameter, 1" long
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III
  • LF-4 Rear lens cap (installed)
  • BF-3B Teleconverter cap (installed)
  • CL-0715 Soft Case
  • User's Manual
  • Warranty Programs sheet

Extends your reach with excellent results. Light weight, quick focus, and great image quality. Works great with Nikon 200-500 f/5.6 (becomes 280-700/8) on D750.

Mick, Meridian, MS


Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(3 Reviews)

Glad I bought it!

Mick from Meridian, MS on 9/12/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Extends your reach with excellent results. Light weight, quick focus, and great image quality. Works great with Nikon 200-500 f/5.6 (becomes 280-700/8) on D750.

Pros: Great image quality, light and small, well built

Cons: None

Quick Focus

Joe from Friendswood, TX on 1/16/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

An upgrade over the prior version. Quick to focus and sharp!



Nikon 1.4 Teleconverter

BobW from Florida on 4/25/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Exceeds my expectations! Surprisingly high level of detail with only a loss of one F stop. Excellent results using Teleconverter with an 80-400 VR lens handheld--images are captivating.

Pros: Lightweight. Extends reach without noticeable loss of detail

Cons: Don't have any


Hands-on research

Product Research


Overview: The AF-S Teleconverter TC-14 III is a precision optical accessory that mounts between the camera body and the lens. It has a 1.4x optical conversion factor, increases the focal length of select compatible Nikkor lenses by 40%. It is ideal for sports photography, wildlife photography, surveillance, and more. You can use the teleconverter without sacrificing image quality, autofocus accuracy, metering, or VR image stabilization, and only a 1-stop loss of light. The TC-14 III has the standard Nikon F-bayonet mount, and is compatible with FX, DX, FX in DX crop mode, and 35mm film formats. A list of compatible lenses can be found below.

Fluorine Coating: The TC-14 III has fluorine coatings on the front and rear surfaces which repel dirt and water droplets for clear views and easy removal.

Autofocus: The TC-14 III allows auto focusing with most compatible AF-S lenses, many with manual or auto priority. With some compatible lenses, though, auto focusing is not possible. Focus assist may also be available in most situations.

Lens Construction: The teleconverter has 7 lens elements in 4 groups, including elements with fluorine coatings. It is optimized for use with FX and DX digital SLRs.

Exposure: The use of this teleconverter decreases the effective aperture of the attached lens by one stop.

Compatible Cameras: The AF-S Teleconverter TC-14 III is compatible with the following cameras when used with Type E lenses: D4 series, D3 series, D810, D800 series, D700, D610, D600, D300 series, D7100, D7000, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000, D3300, D3200, and D3100.

Compatible Lenses: The AF-S Teleconverter TC-14 III is compatible with the following lenses (Nikon Product Number in parentheses):

  • Compatible with no limitations:
    • AF-S VR NIKKOR 200mm f/2G IF-ED (#2150)
    • AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II (#2186)
    • AF-S VR NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED (#2154)
    • AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4D IF-ED (#1909)
    • AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR (#2171)
    • AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR (#2217)
    • AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR (#2172)
    • AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR (#2173)
    • AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II (#2185)
    • AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED (#2139)
    • AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR (#2202)
    • AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED (#2146)
    • AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II (#2187)
  • Compatible, but with AutoFocus limitations:
    • AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR (#2208)
    • AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR (#2205)
  • Compatible, but AutoFocus not possible:
    • AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED (#2160)

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It is the best TC around with practically no negative effect on image quality. I cannot find the one I had before, maybe the cat ate it. [ Fritz  May 14, 2016 ]