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#1 tgjohn

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:24 AM

Just bought a 1.4x Nikon teleconverter. When I shake gently I hear some movement/noise inside the unit like something is loose. I had an old non Nikon unit which did the same thing. Normal?

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:30 AM

I think so both my Kenko TC's do the same thing and I've had them for a year or so with no problems. Jim

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:40 AM

As Jim said, what you are hearing is normal. The sound is most likely coming from the actuator for the lens stop down mechanism.
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Posted 20 April 2013 - 02:10 PM

Yeap... I just got one last summer, walked over and picked it up and it made a noise. I took the cap off and as Gary said, it is the actuator. Just kind of floats around in there.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 02:19 PM

I too, can confirm that the sound you are hearing is perfectly normal. Enjoy your TC! :)

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:23 AM

I attached the teleconverter to my 300mm f4 lens, put on the D7000 and the AF does not work. Any suggestions?

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:12 AM

Which model TC and which model 300mm lens? :)

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:49 AM

Don't listen to them. It's broken beyond repair. I need one for parts, I'll give you $25 for it...
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Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:59 AM

Nikon TC 14E II, Nikkor 300mm F4 AS-S

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 12:13 PM

Is it a different model as opposed to the AF-S 300 f/4GED-IF? If so, this could clarify the incompatibility with the TC 14E II. :)

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 12:45 PM

Is it not trying, or tries and doesn't find it? The D7000 does not AF with 300/F4D ED and all makes of 17 & 20, but the 14II is ok, according to the book. Are you staying 5.6 and under?

Edited by Dennis, 22 April 2013 - 12:46 PM.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:53 PM

According to Nikon and Nasim Mansurov, the combination should work. I do have the latest model TC and 300mm lens. But nothing happens with mine.I sent the TC to the Nikon repair shop so I will let you know.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:16 AM

Is your lens set to AF or M? Is your camera set to AF or M? I have the same rig, the shaking noise is normal.
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:20 AM

Is it not trying, or tries and doesn't find it? The D7000 does not AF with 300/F4D ED and all makes of 17 & 20, but the 14II is ok, according to the book.

Are you staying 5.6 and under?


It doesn't?? I thought the D7000 had a focus motor and would focus with ALL Nikkor AF lenses.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:50 AM

It doesn't?? I thought the D7000 had a focus motor and would focus with ALL Nikkor AF lenses.

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Yes, it does have a motor, it's not a motor thing.

On page 273 of the D7000 manual, it shows the combinations of lenses and TC's that will work. For the AF-S 300mm F/4D ED it has note 2; 2 Autofocus not supported when used with AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II/TC-20E II/TC-20E III.

So, for that lens the 1.4x should work.

There are "vague references" with older lenses and AF not "fully functional" with Fstops slower than 5.6 throughout the book. The 1.4x brings that 300/F4 to F5.6, 1.7x brings it to 6.8, and 2x brings it to F8. That is why the 300/2.8 will work with all TC's, according to the book. The newer bodies (D4, D800&e, D600 [I think]) can focus at F8.

Edited by Dennis, 24 April 2013 - 10:53 AM.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:39 AM

Yep yep, you're right. The Nikon AF TCs only work with AFI And AFS lenses. I bought a Tamron 1.4x for just this reason. I wonder if the AF just won't operate or if it will just have trouble locking on. Also, the EOS-3 was supposedly able to AF down to f/8 many years ago. I wonder why Nikon hasn't figured out how to do this(???!!!). Don
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 08:55 AM

Well here is an update. I sent the TC to a Nikon service center. They tell me it works fine with their 300mm f 4 AF lens and a D300 camera.So it is coming back. They suggested I reset the camera to factory settings and try again. Any other ideas?

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:52 AM

Well... did it try and not find it? Are the contacts clean? Do you live near a Nikon service dealer, might need to take the D300 and have them take a look. At least at a Nikon Store, they can play with differant combinations and try to narrow down where. Any codes sent up when you have it all on camera? Sometimes those are easily missed.

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