AF protocols puzzled

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AF protocols puzzled

So there are a lot of claims how Nikon's Z AF protocols are proprietary and not shared and that is slowing down development of third party lenses.

However, I just binge watched like 20 videos showing all kinds of adaptors from Canon, Sony, etc to the Nikon Z and most of these lenses work really well.

So the adaptor people, like the Techart, etc seem to have figured it out already so well that they can take a lens from another system and make it work on the Nikon but Tamron and Sigma can't figure out how to make an F mount lens that they already reverse engineered in the past to work with F cameras work on the Z?

Something is fishy here. I have a feeling there are some other concealed factors being involved and we are not told the truth. Non-compete agreements, patents, secret photo-mafia deals, etc. Kind of like when the generic companies that could make a medication that is off patent somehow don't and the medicine stays super expensive and not widely available.

Not happy about this development. Hmmm.

It seems with the adaptors available and assuming one is happy with the Z's that ecosystem is basically now mature, there are most lenses available in all kinds of flavors as long as one is ok using the adaptors, which have some drawbacks but also have tremendous flexibility.

They should be able to sell millions of the Z then, everyone already got lenses for them of all kinds, the adaptors are very reasonably priced.

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