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    Nikon Z6 + FTZ + Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2

    Please let me know, if anyone has this combination or did a test on the same.
    I recently got my Z6 (Loving it!) and I had the Tamron lens (AF A022N 700) already before.
    Did the firmware update which should give compatibility with the Z6/Z7 via Tap In console, but still the lens is giving errors 98% of time.
    It seems as there would be a communication issue - as the aperture is not showing most of the time before the camera goes into Error mode.
    I tested the FTZ adapter with other lenses (also a Tamron 18-400) - works fine - no problem.
    Tested it with fully charged battery - no change. Switched off the image stabilization on the optics - again no change.
    If anyone has any advise for me in other settings I could try, I would be grateful.
    Thanks


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    Re: Nikon Z6 + FTZ + Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2

    You're on the right track. Elimination is the correct approach.

    There's three components in your set up. The camera, the adapter and the lens. If the camera works correctly with other lenses, it probably isn't the culprit. If the adapter works with other lenses, it probably isn't the culprit. What's left?

    I'm not familiar with Tamaron lenses, but by the description it seems to be a longish lens. Make sure the adapter stays tight to the camera and to the lens when the lens is attached. A long lens applies quite some torque to mounts and it is possible the torque causes enough play to disrupt the electric connections at the mount. Look closely at the mounts and try to gently wiggle the lens while it is attached. Any movement, slack or play?

    Does the lens work with other cameras and/or other adapters? If nothing else helps, return the lens or have it serviced. There's no "hidden switches" in cameras or lenses that suddenly fix electronic faults. It should work like this: attach lens, turn camera on, shoot till the battery dies.

    For what it is worth, my very limited experience with off-brand lenses has been mostly negative. My reason for choosing Nikon cameras was first and foremost Nikkor lenses. The few times that I have tried Sigma lenses (not Tamaron though) I never succeeded to get them to focus accurately, quickly and positively to anything. All I got was misfocus, stuttering and sluggish focusing. I've been told that firmware updates might help but I didn't bother and chose another lens. But sure, many people have been more successful so the problem might be me.
    9 Nikon single-digit pro bodies from D1H to D5.
    12 Nikon three-digit consumer bodies from D100 and up.
    56 Nikkor prime lenses from AIS 8/2.8 to AFS 400/2.8VR
    4 Nikkor zoom lenses: 14-24/2.8, 17-35/2.8, 28-70/2.8, 70-200/2.8VR
    My fastest lens is f/1.2 (x3) and slowest f/2.8


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    Re: Nikon Z6 + FTZ + Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2

    Dear Pforsell,
    many thanks for your reply - the adapter and the lens sit very tight - but I will try what you mentioned.
    To me the error appears as it was reported in early tests (without Tamron SW update).
    BTW - the lens is working well on a D5600 body - but your hint with the electric connections might be the right way.
    In regards to the switches - I was thinking the the camera IBIS will interface somehow with the OIS of the lens and therefore some settings or functions should be switched off on either side to avoid any interference. My problem is that I couldnīt find any useful information on the internet as well. But I will investigate further.

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    Re: Nikon Z6 + FTZ + Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2

    It sounds like Tamron needs to do some more work with their Z6 to 150-600mm interface. I would suggest your contact Tamron and report the issue and ask if they have any later updates available. Make sure you mention to Tamron that their 18-400mm lens works fine with your Z6, it might help them fix this issue.
    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

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    Re: Nikon Z6 + FTZ + Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2

    Quote Originally Posted by pedablue View Post
    Please let me know, if anyone has this combination or did a test on the same.
    I recently got my Z6 (Loving it!) and I had the Tamron lens (AF A022N 700) already before.
    Did the firmware update which should give compatibility with the Z6/Z7 via Tap In console, but still the lens is giving errors 98% of time.
    It seems as there would be a communication issue - as the aperture is not showing most of the time before the camera goes into Error mode.
    I tested the FTZ adapter with other lenses (also a Tamron 18-400) - works fine - no problem.
    Tested it with fully charged battery - no change. Switched off the image stabilization on the optics - again no change.
    If anyone has any advise for me in other settings I could try, I would be grateful.
    Thanks
    I think that I would contact Tamron. If you have run the TAP Console update and it still does not work my first thought is either the update did not install properly or there is another issue with the lens. I cannot help but think that something is wrong with the way the firmware loaded. My first try would be to try and rerun the lens on the TAP console. Than talk to Tamron support. I have seen others using that lens on FB and doing so successfully. I use the Nikon 200-500 f 5.6 for my long lens, but I do use the Tamron 70-200 f2.8 G2 and before the firmware update it acted like you described, but after all went great.

    I wish you well. and welcome to the forum.
    Dan~~Kentucky

    "The natural man must know in order to believe; The spiritual man must believe in order to know. " ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer ~ "The Dwelling Place of God"

    Nikon Z 6 Nikon D7200 w/Grip, Nikon D700 w/Grip, AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR, Nikon 14-24 f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm/1.8G, Tamron 28-75, Tamron 70-200 F/2.8
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    Re: Nikon Z6 + FTZ + Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2

    Solved. Seems that the firmware was not installed properly. Used another computer for the update and the lens is working as expected. Seeing that no one else reported this issue it was a clear user (my) mistake. Hope I find some time on the weekend to run some tests outdoors.

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    Re: Nikon Z6 + FTZ + Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2

    Quote Originally Posted by pedablue View Post
    Solved. Seems that the firmware was not installed properly. Used another computer for the update and the lens is working as expected. Seeing that no one else reported this issue it was a clear user (my) mistake. Hope I find some time on the weekend to run some tests outdoors.
    Glad you got the issue resolved and the lens working.
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    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

  8. #8
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    Re: Nikon Z6 + FTZ + Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2

    Quote Originally Posted by pedablue View Post
    Solved. Seems that the firmware was not installed properly. Used another computer for the update and the lens is working as expected. Seeing that no one else reported this issue it was a clear user (my) mistake. Hope I find some time on the weekend to run some tests outdoors.
    I am glad to hear that the reinstall worked. I think you will be really pleased with how that lens works with it. Honestly a lot of the time my biggest problem with things it the short between the keyboard and the chair. So checking my work is a habit.
    Dan~~Kentucky

    "The natural man must know in order to believe; The spiritual man must believe in order to know. " ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer ~ "The Dwelling Place of God"

    Nikon Z 6 Nikon D7200 w/Grip, Nikon D700 w/Grip, AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR, Nikon 14-24 f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm/1.8G, Tamron 28-75, Tamron 70-200 F/2.8
    Yongnuo Speedlight YN568EX, Vanguard ALTA Pro 264AB Tripod, Vanguard
    SBH-100 ball head Beike Gimbal Head, ARCA Swiss B1 ball head

    https://www.dailywalkinthelight.com





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