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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 October 2018 at 10:09
Originally posted by Miranda F Miranda F wrote:

Noting that Nikon say they won't be releasing technical data on their mount and interface protocol, 'to protect sales of their own lenses', which will limit the number of lenses available (at least initially), it will be up to someone enterprising to reverse-engineer the mount.

In which case, ... maybe someone should make a Sony FE to Nikon Z mount converter*, to use the huge range of FE lenses on the Nikkon?

*The dimensions make this look doable from a mechanical perspective, with 2mm depth difference and 4.45mm radial gap. Should be able to fit a small micro in there somewhere. No idea how easy the firmware would be. The connections are even on the opposite side to make this easier!


Why would they make a Sony FE to Nikon Z mount converter ?
Not that I've been taking much notice of any of these new full frame mirrorless cameras ( including Sony's ) but the rumblings I've seen are that the Sony models at around the same price point are far superior .

A Nikon AF "D" ( screw drive AF lens ) to Z is something that needs doing .
Regardless of what you think of the A/F unit in the LA-EA4 , at least we can still use our screw drive lenses on E mount bodies with auto focus .Their also lacking an entry level body to temp potential users over .

Any way , any Nikon users with a bag full of FE glass can always just tape over the "SONY" badge of the a7 or a9 range camera with a bit of black insulation tape and write "NIKON" on it with white marker pen , no need to downgrade !

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Post Options Post Options   Quote trainerKEN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 January 2019 at 18:31
I played with this setup at the store the other day, it's a used Nikon 500mm F4 adapted to the Z6 via FTZ adapter. The autofocus was actually quite fast, I don't have any doubts this would track BIF... maybe not 100%, but not even my a9 with GM100400 is 100%. The thing is, with my employee's discount, this entire setup can be had for less than the cost of the GM400



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Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 January 2019 at 20:22
By the cringe, that is one mighty piece of kit! You could club someone with that!!

Go on - tell us you tried it hand-held, just for a laugh?

I guess there's nothing like making a statement though and that is definitely a statement. thanks for sharing your experience and best regards, Neil.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote lonewolf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 January 2019 at 14:47
I've mainly shot my Z6 with the 300mm F2.8 and found it pretty nice to use, but only for baseball which didnt have much to do autofocus wise.

Once football season starts i'll be giving it more of a workout, especially with the 500mm

Had the Z6 in the studio and shot a wedding too, loving it with the 105mm F1.4 from Sigma

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