FTZ adapters other than Nikon's?

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Leonard Shepherd
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Re: FTZ adapters other than Nikon's?

Kharan wrote:

It has limitations, but it works with all Sony A-mount lenses,

The FTZ works with all Nikon AF lenses 

It has a single limitation with screwdriver AF lenses - which were generally optically designed 20-30 years ago. They have limited optical performance compared to more recent AF-S lenses and even more optical performance limitations with Z mount lenses.

Whether Nikon should develop a perhaps £/$450 FTZ 2 for those who do not buy into Nikon's likely philosophy of "Hey guys - we want to sell better optics rather than add some life to our very old mainly not good by todays standards optics from last century" is for Nikon to decide.

I would but the perhaps £/$ 400 cost toward some more recent lenses - or use "photographic skill" to continue to get excellent results with my 200mm macro D.

Supply of circuit board shortages is widely predicted to last another 2 years - and to get worse later this year.

With this reality in mind I doubt within the next 2-3 years Nikon will introduce an FTZ 2.

Sony are in a different situation with a relatively mature ML product line - and still took 6 years to introduce an adaptor that partially works with many lens/body combinations.

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