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  1. #1
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    Nikon Z 6 and Techart Sony E Nikon Z Adapter (TZE-01) Initial thoughts

    I had the Sony mirrorless system for a while and last year got the A7R III and the A7III and invested quite heavy into the Sony lenses. When Nikon announced the Z series it got intrigued because I haven't used a Nikon since film days and always wanted to try Nikon to see. When I was offered the opportunity for a refurb Nikon Z 6 for $1350 I said why not and due to a mishap I ended up with a free Techart TZE-01 adapter. This is what I found so far:

    Pros:
    -Fast AF
    -Works like it does on Sony body

    Neg:
    -Adapter was tight and had to use a bit of force mounting it.
    -Releasing the lens is a bit difficult since the release is a prong like mechanism.

    I don't have any native Z glass tot est with but so far it's great. At 2mm thick you don't even notice there is an adapter on there.


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  2. #2
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    Re: Nikon Z 6 and Techart Sony E Nikon Z Adapter (TZE-01) Initial thoughts

    JPG straight out of camera with my Sony 55mm 1.8. Looks pretty good.

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    Re: Nikon Z 6 and Techart Sony E Nikon Z Adapter (TZE-01) Initial thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by nyichiban View Post
    JPG straight out of camera with my Sony 55mm 1.8. Looks pretty good.

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    That does look good. Pretty cool. Looks like you're off to a good start. This is off topic, but did you do the firmware updates on the body. There have been 3. The latest is 2.01. You can get them from the Nikon site under downloads, but you do need the card reader.
    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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  4. #4
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    Re: Nikon Z 6 and Techart Sony E Nikon Z Adapter (TZE-01) Initial thoughts

    Yup got the card reader Friday and upgraded it to 2.01. All my Sony and Tamron lenses seem to work natively with this adapter. Haven't found anything missing focal length wise. Not to play around with my Leica lens on this and see...

  5. #5
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    Re: Nikon Z 6 and Techart Sony E Nikon Z Adapter (TZE-01) Initial thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by nyichiban View Post
    Yup got the card reader Friday and upgraded it to 2.01. All my Sony and Tamron lenses seem to work natively with this adapter. Haven't found anything missing focal length wise. Not to play around with my Leica lens on this and see...
    That is very cool. I have not really spoken with anyone coming to the Z6 with a significant amount of Sony glass. That is very interesting. I am glad you are enjoying th camera.
    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

  6. #6
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    Re: Nikon Z 6 and Techart Sony E Nikon Z Adapter (TZE-01) Initial thoughts

    Looks like I can't use the techart adapter with a plain FD to E mount adapter or Leica M to E adapter that doesnt have electronics.
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  7. #7
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    Re: Nikon Z 6 and Techart Sony E Nikon Z Adapter (TZE-01) Initial thoughts

    After a few more days with this I realized it's a bit finicky. I would have to reset the camera and clean the contacts on the adapter. Considering what it is and what it does I would still recommend it if you don't need it in a professional setting like you don't have 1 minute to spare between switching lenses. There could be an issue when swapping lenses but not always the case.
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