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Nikon TC-E2 2X Teleconverter Lens for Nikon 4300, 4500 & 5000 Digital Cameras

by Nikon
13 customer reviews

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  • Doubles focal length of lens
  • For use with Coolpix Models: 5000, 4500, 4300, 995, 990, 950, 900S, 900, 885, 880, 800 and 775
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Product Description

MD) CL) TC-E2 2X TELE F/COOLPIX 430

Product Details

Product Manual [269kb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B00004U8LL
  • Item model number: 950/900/900S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 2, 2000

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168 of 170 people found the following review helpful By D. Grace on November 15, 2000
Don't expect to be able to capture the stitching on a football during mid-catch from the sidelines with this, but it does exactly what it advertises, magnifying the normal lens by 2x. The caveats are important though: it renders the built-in flash useless, but more importantly, it renders the viewfinder useless as well. This makes taking pictures of moving objects especially difficult, as you need to watch them on the LCD screen. (try doing this in bright sunlight for a real challenge) If your photo requirements are just a little more zoom than default, and you're taking mostly photos of static objects, this lens should perform perfectly for you. Just be aware of its limitations.
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82 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Ezra_NYC on June 29, 2001
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...this is an incredibly sharp lens.
If you own one of the popular Coolpix cameras and want to increase your zoom potential, this should be yoru first choice. Not only are the optics first rate, but the lens is not overly heavy. This enables you to screw it on and walk aroudn with it. Photos produced with this lens are stunning and very crisp. The only drawback I'd say this has is the limit of only 2x telephoto/teleconverter aspect, but that is what keeps it relatively light! Amazon also sells a 3x version, but it is significantly heavier and it will end up in the closet instead of on your Coolpix.
Get this lens - you will be *thrilled* you did.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Dave O on February 28, 2004
I bought this 2x lens to give more zoom capability to my CoolPix 4300 camera. The 4300 only has a 3x optical zoom built into it, which I found is not really enough for taking action shots and that kind of thing. This lens doubles the optical zoom maximum to 6x. That helps a lot for pulling in the subject, but is definitely not like having a 400mm lens on an SLR, for example. For my camera, and I think most CoolPix cameras, you need a small screw-on ring adapter (Nikon UR-E4, for the 4300) to attach this lens to the camera. The adapter can be a little hard to find I discovered, as most photo places tend not to stock it. I did find one though. The lens itself is very well made, lightweight, and comes with a nice little velvet bag and lens caps for both ends. It takes great photos without any weird side effects or aberrations. I've found that it's best if you use it in well lighted situations, or use a tripod, to avoid blurring the subject as a result of camera shake.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By CriticalThinker on March 8, 2003
I have a Nikon Coolpix 5000, and needed this lens to help out the 3x optical zoom it comes with. The lens has great optics. No distortion or aberations. It requires an adapter to use it with the camera. Screw on the adapter and the lens to the camera, tell the camera you are using the 2X lens and you are ready. Wish they had bayonet mounts like the SLRs.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By NHC on March 20, 2007
I was thrilled when I first bought my Coolpix 775 but after playing with it I became very disappointed with it's performance. Checking with local camera shops which offered no help in finding accessories for this camera, I basicly shelved it. After finding the TC-E2 (along with the WC-E24) has given this camera a "new" life. A tripod is a definite must and it does annoy that you can't use the view finder thanks to the lens adapter but for taking still static shots--it's great! The pricing of this lens (and others) are very reasonable. The 3x however is quite "pricey" but I'm really excited about getting one anyway. A good quality product.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Holder on September 1, 2009
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A well made lens that balances well with my Nikon p5100; the TC-E2 is much lighter than the TC-E3ED lens. I purchased a cheaper 2X lens that was blurry in the corners and gave 1.26X rather than the listed 2X magnification. This lens gives me the 2X magnification (well just shy of absolute 2X - designed for 1/1.8 type sensor while the p5100 has a 1/1.72 type sensor) while still allowing me to use my optical viewfinder (1/3 of the viewfinder blocked at full zoom, less blockage otherwise). Here you would be out of luck and $200 extra with the TC-E3ED.

I have also been able to use this lens without vignetting at much lower focal lengths than stated in Nikon's conservative specs. I get approximately 125-240mm (35mm equiv.) which works perfectly for me as the p5100 built in lens end at 123mm. For those who may not know - you need to purchase the corresponding adapter to use this lens with your camera; for the p5100 I bought the UR-e20.

God bless and happy shooting!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Thompson on January 18, 2007
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Great item, one thing to note is you cannot take a picture with the flash, because the lens blocks the flash and casts a shadow on the image. But man is it fun on a tripod or out side.
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