AFS_TC_20E_III_lAlongside the new AF-S 300mm F/2.8 ED VR II lens, Nikon Corporation has also announced the TC-20E III Teleconverter. This optically matched accessory is only compatible with a limited number of specific Telephoto and zoom telephoto Nikkor lenses. Its dedication enables it to maintain an extremely high performance in both its optical and VR technology performance, as has long been the design concept with previous generation converters and lenses. The striking point of the TC-20E III is that it is the first teleconverter to feature an aspherical lens element.

Sales are expected to start on January 29th 2010 with a suggested retail price of £449.99

The compatible lenses both current and discontinued are quoted as:

AF-S VR 105mm F/2.8G 105mm Micro-Nikkor (Manual Focus only)*
AF-S VR 200mm F/2G IF-ED*
AF-S VR 300mm F/2.8G ED VR II*
AF-S VR 300mm F/2.8G IF-ED
AF-I Nikkor 300mm F2.8D IF-ED
AF-S VR 300mm F/4D IF-ED (Manual Focus only)*
AF-S VR 400mm F/2.8G ED VR*
AF-S 400mm F/2.8D IF-ED II
AF-S 400mm F/2.8D IF-ED
AF-S 500mm F/4G ED VR (Manual Focus only)*
AF-S 500mm F/4D IF ED II (Manual Focus only)
AF-S 500mm F/4D IF ED (Manual Focus only)
AF-I 500mm F/4D IF ED (Manual Focus only)
AF-S 600mm F/4G ED VR (Manual Focus only)*
AF-S 600mm F/4D IF ED II (Manual Focus only)
AF-S 600mm F/4D IF ED (Manual Focus only)
AF-I 600mm F/4D IF ED (Manual Focus only)
AF-S 70/200mm F/2.8G ED-VR II*
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70/200mm F2.8G IF-ED*
AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm F/2.8D IF-ED*
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 200/400mm F/4G IF-ED (Manual Focus only)*

* = Currently available lens

End. (11/12/09).