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Nikon Mount Adapter FTZ

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But when Nikon has that capability it's a bad thing because a few lenses lost AF (but still work and take great images). For all the coolness of the Z9 launch and features, the FTZ II just proves how dumb and deficient the original design was. It cannot be mounted on F mount (Nikon digital SLR) or 1 mount cameras (Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses) or used with 1 NIKKOR lenses.

I'm sure those 90 lenses cover the majority of more recent lenses, but that shows a clear lack of mount design strategy. As this page is copyrighted and formally registered, it is unlawful to make copies, especially in the form of printouts for personal use.There thousands and thousands of current Nikon bodies out there with internal AF motors that have never focused a lens. Before proceeding, select Firmware version in the camera SETUP MENU and check the current mount adapter (MA) firmware version. Incredibly, 47 years later, the lenses will adapt , with some feature loss, to the Nikon Z cameras via the FTZ adapter!

Using an 8K area, oversampled UHD 4K recording is possible at up to 30p for increased sharpness and detail. We took to the streets for some portraits and shot a few macro photos for this first installment in our sample gallery. If the F-mount lens you're using has its own tripod mount, use it instead of the tripod mount of the Mount Adapter FTZ. Nikon did an exceptional job maintaining compatibility of F mount lenses since the 1950s, while developing it step by step from fully mechanic to fully electronic. Nikon tried for compatibility and muddled everything with in body AF motors, but they are now going all electronic.AI-P work about the same as old AF lenses from the 1980s: they are manual focus with full EXIF communication and exposure control. In fact, with the announcemert of the FTZ II Nikon admitted that it only works properly with 90 lens models — but Nikon has made about 360 F-mount lens models.

Had Nikon done a good job back in the late 1980s, the current Z cameras would be able to use ALL of Nikon's historic manual F mount lenses and use AF on ALL of their electronic lenses. That I can still use manual focus F mount lenses on my Z cameras with the FTZ adapter (one of favorites is the 105mm f/2.

I am happy with my D300s, D800, D850 all have internal focusing motor - to drive my collection of AF-D lenses - it was a brilliant move by Nikon - Canon couldn't engineer it so they have to ditch their lens mount and alienated hundred thousands of Canon users worldwide - bad move. I like the irony of both praising Canon for starting fresh with the EF mount back in the 80's, then demonizing Nikon for starting fresh with the Z mount now; even though the Z mount has WAYYYYYY more backwards compatibility than the EF did.

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