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Tamron At Last Acknowledges Some Incompatibility With The Nikon Z6/Z7 Via The ‘FTZ’ Adapter.

by Anura Guruge


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From the horse’s mouth — at last. At: tamron.com — press releases.

 


Click to access my post. I started talking about this nearly a month ago.


I am not happy BUT I think this is progress. There is one and only one Tamron lens that I am interested in. It addresses ALL my zoom needs. I really would like it to work flawlessly on a Nikon Z6. If it doesn’t I will have to get the Nikon version and that costs twice as much and is twice as heavy.

Luckily time is on my side. I don’t plan to get the Nikon Z6 till 2019. So, I have time … I think.

This is the lens I want. I will be getting rid of a Sony 24-240mm. So, this will give me more reach at a lower price!


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by Anura Guruge

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That The Nikon Z6/Z7 ‘FTZ’ Adapter Does NOT Support Tamron Lenses Is Very Troubling.

by Anura Guruge


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This was in the ‘DPReview.com’, ‘Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk’ Forum. I responded.


I also did a post in the ‘Third Party Lens Talk’ forum.


I do NOT have ANY hands-on experience with adapters — on any camera. I have stayed away from ‘adapted’ lenses. But, MY main rationale for migrating to Nikon is to be able to use affordable existing lenses. Why now? Because until the Z6/Z7 Nikons did NOT make a full-frame mirrorless. Simple as that.

This does NOT make sense to I.

If a Tamron lens, with a Nikon FX-mount, works flawless on a Nikon D850, then it is a full-compatible Nikon FX-mount lens. The FTZ adapter should support without a glitch.

I suspect that Nikon has firmware inside the Zs that are rejecting Tamron lenses. That is not good.

Yes, of course, I will stay on top of this.


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Nikon Z6, Mirrorless Full-Frame Camera, Has, To My Surprise, Started To Pique My Interest.

by Anura Guruge


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Up until about a week ago when I started seeing pretty realistic images of what the lower-resolution (i.e., 24.5MP) Z6 is supposed to look like I wasn’t that interested. The teaser images that had been provided by Nikon made it look ugly.

I will confess I kind of like the look of it, THOUGH the LCD panel on the top is a turn-off. Waste of money on a mirrorless. C’est la vie.

I am glad that they are making a lower-resolution, i.e., 24.5MP, model. A higher-resolution camera is of no interest to I — for my work.

The three full-frame lenses being announced with the Z6 leave me stone cold. They are nowhere close to the zoom focal lengths I prefer; i.e., 24mm — 240mm (at least).

But, it is the ‘FTZ’ adapter ‘F-to-Z’ (meaning Nikon F-mount to the new Z-mount) that has me most interested. I am so fed up with not having enough choice when it comes to AFFORDABLE Sony Full-Frame lenses.

I haven’t really started studying the specs. as yet. Might as well wait till the announcement next week.

I am close to the 20,000 photo mark on my 18-month old Sony a7 II. That is a fair number of pictures. I can still probably get a good price for it on eBay. I am not in any hurry. Definitely not planning to pre-order one. I can wait. Might be a nice Christmas present for myself. You will, of course, be the first to know.

Then … there is the Canon Full-Frame mirrorless that is supposed to get announced next month. What will be more tempting?


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