Megadap has announced the Leica M – Nikon Z Autofocus Adapter which they are touting as the world’s first manual lens autofocus adapter for the Nikon Z mount.
The new Megadap adapter replaces the focusing mechanism of the lens by employing the use of an extendable bayonet structure. The adapter is built with electronic contacts that allow it to communicate with Nikon Z mount cameras and utilizes the camera phase-detection autofocus algorithm to determine the focus spot. The motor in the adapter will then drive the bayonet to extend or retract. The distance between the lens and the camera sensor will then be adjusted until the image is in focus.
The adapter currently supports Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C) and servo AF (AF-F) mode. AF-area, Single-point AF, Wide-area AF (S/L), and Auto-area AF can all be used. It is compatible with Nikon Z6, Z7, Z50, Z6 II, and Z7 II.
According to Megadap, the adapter is built with a patented circular extension structure that allows it to support heavier lenses. This is also claimed as being able to eradicate any potential wobbling bayonet issues after prolonged use.
The adapter also incorporates a much longer extension (maximum 6.5mm bayonet extension). This is longer than the focus throw of most manual lenses in the market and it allows the lens to have a much wider focusing range. A micro USB port is equipped for future firmware updates.
In addition to the Leica M-mount lenses, users can also stack additional adapters to turn lenses with other mounts ( EF, F, FD, PK, MD, OM, M42, LR, CY, etc) into autofocus lenses.
Price & Availability
The Megadap Leica M – Nikon Z autofocus adapter retails for $349 USD and it can be purchased via their official webstore:(https://megadap.net/product/mtz11/).
A 2 years warranty and FedEx international shipping are provided for all direct purchases from the store.