Techart has unveiled their Sony E to Nikon Z Autofocus Adapter (TZE-01). The new TZE-01 is claimed to be the world’s first autofocus adapter that allows autofocus functionality when using Sony E-mount lenses on Nikon Z6 and Z7 cameras.
I’m not sure how many people would actually be putting Sony E mount lenses onto a Nikon Z6 or Nikon Z7, but at least you now have the option.
- Support AF-S , AF-C , MF
- Support Single-point AF, Wide-area AF (S/L), Auto-area AF
- Support Image stabilisation of Sony lenses and Vibration Reduction of Nikon bodies
- Support Face/Eye Detection AF
- Correct EXIF data reading on camera/file
- Phase-detect AF is being used to ensure the best AF performance
- Firmware upgradable via a complimentary lens dock
- Further stack the Techart PRO Leica M – Sony E AF Adapter to turn MF lenses to AF in Nikon Z6/Z7 cameras
The flange distance of Nikon Z-mount is only 2mm shorter than Sony E-mount. According to Techart, this made it extremely difficult to design the adapter. Techart includes connectors of both sides and a PCB board with a chip to “translate” the protocol of the lens and the camera.
This adapter is developed through reverse engineering. In other words, despite Techart’s 100% effort in making this adapter compatible with all the Sony E-mount lenses and Nikon Z-cameras, the adapter is still NOT perfect. This is similar to other AF adapters in the market. Please visit below link for the known bugs BEFORE purchasing.
What functions will work?
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 all supported in both still & video shooting. The Face & Eye Detection of Z-mount cameras can also be used, however, this only works in the stills mode.
Other functions like lens vibration reduction and timelapse can also be used. Phase- detect Autofocus has been adopted, that Techart claims guarantees that both the AF accuracy and speed are very close to (if not better) than native Z-mount lenses. The company is quick to point out that functionality may vary depending on what E-mount lenses are used.
What lenses will it work with?
The Techart adapter currently supports most of the Sony, Sigma, Tamron & Zeiss AF lenses with Sony E mounts. This includes popular lenses such as the Tamron 28-75mm, Batis 25mm f/2, Sony 24mm f/1.4 GM and Sigma 35mm f/1.4. Techart is currently working to support more lenses.
Samyang / Rokinon lenses are currently NOT supported. This may change in a future firmware update.
The new Techart TZE-01 adapter comes with a lens dock for firmware upgrades. This is done by connecting the adapter to a PC or Mac via a Micro USB cable (not included). The firmware can also be updated via the Techart App.
Pricing & Availability
The Techart Sony E to Nikon Z Autofocus Adapter is currently available for pre-order at the Techart official website (http://www.techartpro.com). The recommended retail price before tax is $249 USD. Free shipping will be provided during the promotion period. Delivery will start in late June. A 1-year warranty is included with the adapter.