update: November 2015 – this post was getting quite a bit of traffic on my old site (now closed), so I’ve migrated the page to this new address. Original post [June 13, 2012] : Some pics and a short video describing the modification for the [amazon_link id=”B00009XV7A” target=”_blank” ]Nikon TC-14E II (1.4x) Teleconverter[/amazon_link] to be used with non AF-S lens (including third party). This modification will void your warranty so you do so at your own risk. Based on the excellent info provided at Christophe Heyman’s page.

Photos of the procedure are available here. 

Update April 2018 – a few photos are now here.


Nikon TC-14E II Modification (tab removal)
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5 thoughts on “Nikon TC-14E II Modification (tab removal)

  • March 20, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    I made this modification to TC-20e III, and Sigma 150-500 now fits mechanically.
    Both AF ans OS seem to be working. While OS works perfectly, the AF is not locking correctly – moves the focus back and forward and seem to can’t “stop” at correct place.

    I assume this is because TC is changing its AF setting, and the lens isn’t used to the fact that something else influences the value.
    But maybe there’s a cure for that too I’ll try searching for it.

  • November 7, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Can I use a laser?

    • November 11, 2015 at 4:58 pm

      Of course… depending on your laser skills.

    • November 11, 2015 at 5:01 pm

      Of course… depending on your laser machining skills :-)

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