Not so bulky FTZ adapter?

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msu79gt82 Senior Member • Posts: 1,319
Re: Saving Nikon

Dan DeLion wrote:

michaeladawson wrote:

Dan DeLion wrote:

bmoag wrote:

The FTZ is a one size fits some adapter and does not fully adapt many Nikon lenses that would all function as they ought with Nikon full frame optical dSLRs. Not to mention late model F mount autofocus lenses from non-Nikon vendors.

The very definition of a "kludge."

As Tamron and Sigma are not marketing lenses in Z mounts there seems zero chance anyone would make a better than FTZ adapter, particularly Nikon.

bmoag - Would you happen to have 5 or 10 examples of the "many" Nikon lenses that don't function fully with the FTZ. We all know about screw drive lenses not having AF on the FTZ adaptor. I'm asking about high quality Nikkors, not third party lenses. The reason I'm asking is that I've had no problems with the 30 or so Nikkors that I own. So, it would be good to know which Nikkors to stay away from.

You should probably qualify that further by amending the comment to "high quality AF Nikkors".

In addition to AF-D lenses, the Nikon FTZ adapter does not "fully support" any lens that doesn't contain electrical contacts (chipped). That leaves out a wide range of high quality manual focus lenses. What doesn't work? No EXIF data in the file, no aperture data in the viewfinder either. I have no idea why Nikon decided to leave out the aperture tab on the adapter.

Hi Mike - Damn goods points! In addition to the FTZ's missing tab, there certainly should be a screw drive, a filter drawer, a small lite for illuminating the f-stop ring, and a helical for macro work. And, you know it can't cost Nikon more than $2 to make the next one. - they should give them away. It is the only way to save Nikon.

Stay safe - Dan

You forgot to add a folding keyboard to facilitate in camera PP, which of course also requires a dedicated SSD, and communication to the EXPEED chips.

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