Techart announced the world’s first Sony E to Nikon Z Autofocus Adapter, the TZE-01 with a thickness of just 2mm. The Chinese manufacturer’s TZE-01 adapter will allow Nikon Z6 and Z7 users to mount Sony E-mount lenses and retain all AF functionality. Techart says AF-S, AF-C and MF modes are also supported in video mode, as well as shooting stills.
Users of the Nikon full frame mirrorless system cameras will be able to use both Face and Eye Detection, as well as other functions like vibration reduction and timelapse with the TZE-01 adaptor.
Techart Sony E to Nikon Z Autofocus Adapter is currently available for pre-order at the Techart website. The recommended retail price before tax is USD 249/pc.
From the press text:
The flange distance of Nikon Z-mount is only 2mm shorter than Sony E-mount. This makes the design extremely difficult, let alone an electronic adapter where a chip and the connector pins have to be squeezed into. Techart has managed to pull it off and develop one which include connectors of both sides and a PCB board with chip to “translate” the protocol of the lens and the camera.
The Techart adapter enables both Auto Focus & Auto Aperture functions of Sony E mount lenses to be used on Nikon Z6 and Z7. AF-S, AF-C & MF mode are supported in both still & video shooting. The incredible Face & Eye Detection of Z-mount cameras can also be used. Other functions like lens vibration reduction and timelapse can also be used. Phase-detect Autofocus is adopted to guarantee both AF accuracy and speed to be very close to (if not better) native Z-mount lenses. Please note that functionality may vary when different E-mount lenses are used.
Nikon Z system is a relatively new system and users do not have a very complete lenses selection. Unlike the system of Sony, most lenses manufacturers have been releasing lenses in E-mount and so the selection is complete. The new Techart adapter currently supports most of the Sony, Sigma, Tamron & Zeiss AF lenses with Sony E mounts including some of the best sellers like Tamron 28-75mm, Batis 25mm f/2, Sony 24mm f/1.4 GM and Sigma 35mm f/1.4, etc.
The new Techart TZE-01 adapter comes with a lens dock for firmware upgrade. Simply connect the PC/MAC via a Micro USB cable (not included) and the firmware can be updated via the Techart App. Techart is currently working to support more lenses.
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