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Nokiron: I've been contemplating adding a Z-camera to my kit but have been put off by the lens compatibility from the other adapters. Would love to just get a Z7II or something without having to buy any new lenses just to use it. Does anyone have experience with the ETZ11?

I used the Techart for a while. Honestly biggest thing (and guessing it's resolved but not mentioned...) Nikon actually seperates the IBIS focal length and lens focal length for some reason. This was an early problem on the Techart and was a known issue on the ETZ11, where it always stabilized as if it was a 50mm. Techart got this fixed, I assume this new firmware got it fixed too, but confirmation would be nice.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2022 at 18:40 UTC
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mitsosmitsou: If it's different design from Sony's, it is either better or worse.
Seems like the Tamron 28-75 story. The Tamron G2 was better but the G1 licensed by Nikon.

EMount has some sealing but it appears this is done better. Their diagram shows more sealing around the front of the lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2022 at 13:45 UTC
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mitsosmitsou: If it's different design from Sony's, it is either better or worse.
Seems like the Tamron 28-75 story. The Tamron G2 was better but the G1 licensed by Nikon.

Nikon's stack is a bit thinner, so if anything it's probably just a tweak of the existing. I'm sure it's not a completely different lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2022 at 14:58 UTC
On article Nikon Nikkor Z 28-75mm F2.8 sample gallery (83 comments in total)
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BrentSchumer: Nice lens, but a shame you have to pay a premium to use these optics on Z over E mounts.

Tamron is really upping their game over the past 5 years!

Was too glib, the build quality The Tammy G1 build quality wasn't great. Casting marks on the cheap plastic etc. Tamron even called that out on their G2 version, talking about how improved the wear resistance and appearance was. It worked fine but Nikon's build is undoubtedly better.

Also, the info is quite limited but I trust Nikon's sealing more, plus the diagrams suggest Nikon sealed more at the front element, where as Tamron shows seals only along barrel seams. The rear ring design has changed so this isn't just the G1 rebadged, though the glass is probably identical.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2022 at 14:52 UTC
On article Nikon Nikkor Z 28-75mm F2.8 sample gallery (83 comments in total)
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BrentSchumer: Nice lens, but a shame you have to pay a premium to use these optics on Z over E mounts.

Tamron is really upping their game over the past 5 years!

Glass is the same, doesn’t mean focus is the same. And Tammy’s G1 build was “fine” but there’s definitely added value to be had.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2022 at 02:25 UTC
On article Nikon Nikkor Z 28-75mm F2.8 sample gallery (83 comments in total)
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Little John of GC: I wonder why a need to review this rebadged lens ... if we can just look up the review for the original Tamron

Thom Hogan commented that Tam over produced elements and sold a batch for a great price to Nikon. That said the stacks have 0.2mm difference in favor of Nikon, which would be enough to account for the difference in MTF quite possibly.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2022 at 02:24 UTC
On article Nikon Nikkor Z 28-75mm F2.8 sample gallery (83 comments in total)
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Discombobulated: It would be a Tamron 28-75 G1 or G2?

G1

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2022 at 02:09 UTC

Now I know why G45's have been non-existent on the second hand market.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2021 at 14:08 UTC as 9th comment
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Shirozina: If it's the same lens as the M- mount version it's very good at any price but for 235 it's an absolute steal.

Just did some reading, it is the same. 10/8, 1 Asph, 1 AD, 8 HR elements.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2021 at 17:56 UTC
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Shirozina: If it's the same lens as the M- mount version it's very good at any price but for 235 it's an absolute steal.

My thoughts too, quite good and compact.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2021 at 17:53 UTC
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Brev00: This is a fantastic idea and will, hopefully, be executed smoothly. I do wonder whether a lot of the gear is over the top for the target audience. Could Canon have provided more lower level gear that might be more appropriate for students and have reached more of them? What early learners need a 70-200 2.8? I am guessing that Canon is doing this for promotional as well as philanthropic purposes. Still, gift horses and all. I do like Jared and subscribe to his channel. Not that I agree with everything he says. I find him entertaining. I will often add comments, sometimes positive and sometimes critical. He will almost always reply to them.

I dunno... I think there's a mix of gear there that will serve different purposes. To me the 70-200 and maybe the 16-35 (but it'd need a full frame body) could offer up the most significant visual difference compared to cell phones or entry level kits that most people will have seen images from. In the hands of a visual arts teacher or student, they could probably put most people's work on DPR to shame. A lot of the other kits will be great for those entry level kits for those who are coming from cell phones alone. Hopefully this grows and Fro can get some 6D's or old 5D's to go with the 2.8 zooms.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2021 at 19:38 UTC
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Reactive: I'm getting really bored with all the drone shots in every outdoor TV show. The photographers have become plain lazy, and instead of scouting good locations and framing nice scenes to show you what it's like to be there, it's just "launch the drone again" to fill 20 minutes of the hour - all without having to setup/carry the camera, tripod, and lenses or walk anywhere.

Real Estate is a lot about emotion. I agree a birds eye is more trust worthy, but if your job as photographer is to deliver compelling images to a client (salesman & seller) then you’re failing.

Aside from that I never advocated against drones. But just because they can go high doesn’t mean they should (for a good shot).

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2021 at 01:47 UTC
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Reactive: I'm getting really bored with all the drone shots in every outdoor TV show. The photographers have become plain lazy, and instead of scouting good locations and framing nice scenes to show you what it's like to be there, it's just "launch the drone again" to fill 20 minutes of the hour - all without having to setup/carry the camera, tripod, and lenses or walk anywhere.

I don’t think drones are necessarily overused, they’re just poorly used. People get enamored with taking off 200 feet and look at the view which I agree it gets pretty old pretty quick. Drones don’t break the rules of photography, you still need to composition, an interesting subject and good lighting for stills or video.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2021 at 19:03 UTC
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Non-follower: Adapting M-mount lenses to Nikon Z is the least known benefit of the Nikon Z cameras, but it’s a huge benefit. Very few people have actually seen M-mount lenses. They are shockingly tiny. A trio of fast 21mm F1.5 + 35 F1.2 + 75 F1.5 mount lenses weighs less than a single Sigma 35 1.2. Nikon Z cameras work very with M-mount lenses because of the thin filter on top of the sensor, while Sony mirrorless cameras suffer corner softness. Leica SL2 users have to fork out much more money to enjoy this benefit.

@Non-follower, very familiar with Phillip's site, but don't recall a E/Z comparison. Happy to take a look if it's around. That said, I've used a few Kolari mods, and a "naked" A7RII with a clip in filter that's even thinner than Sony. Even on that thinner stack (1.8mm) the tough rangefinder wides still had trouble. I have a test shot with the Contax G Biogon 28mm that perfectly illustrates this. Even with a front end hot mirror and a minimum 0.7mm stack, then lens' performance is not as good as if you use a corrective filter.

Point isn't that Z is not any better than Sony, it's that the tough lenses will still stuggle on Z.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2020 at 14:52 UTC
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Fred the Swede: Great idea, though lenses with floating focus systems won't perform as well at all distances if the lenses are moved as a package such as here. I wonder when someone is going to make a screw drive adapter för Nikon AF and AF-D lenses on the Z mount?

True Fred, but you can still pre-focus the lens to roughly the correct spot and let the AF take over for fine tuning. Think a mesh of high peaking to get in the ballpark then AF-On to actually focus. Still can be useful.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2020 at 19:38 UTC
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AngryCorgi3G: There is already something (I use one) like this for Leica-M on Sony cams. It is limited in what lenses it can AF safely, as the linear extension system can’t function undamaged with heavier lenses. This means most zoom lenses or large aperture lenses are off the table. You may be able to circumvent that issue by cradling the lens prominently while using the adapter. I have not tested mine on anything over 600g in mass.

Techart at least fixed the drop problem by switching to a helicoid extension instead of a linear extension on the TZM-01. Not sure which approach Megadap took.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2020 at 19:36 UTC
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Non-follower: Adapting M-mount lenses to Nikon Z is the least known benefit of the Nikon Z cameras, but it’s a huge benefit. Very few people have actually seen M-mount lenses. They are shockingly tiny. A trio of fast 21mm F1.5 + 35 F1.2 + 75 F1.5 mount lenses weighs less than a single Sigma 35 1.2. Nikon Z cameras work very with M-mount lenses because of the thin filter on top of the sensor, while Sony mirrorless cameras suffer corner softness. Leica SL2 users have to fork out much more money to enjoy this benefit.

Z bodies are generally "the best" but that doesn't mean issues are avoided. Z cover glass is about 2.3mm vs the 2.5mm of Sony for example. The relative difference is visible at a pixel level but it isn't significantly better. Performance on a Sony body is a decent proxy for performance on a Nikon Z. Which is to say performance will be slightly better on the Z, but a bad lens on Sony won't suddenly become good on Nikon.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2020 at 19:35 UTC
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KAAMBIC: We should show support for this kind of product in any way we can. if it was successful enough, they would potentially make them for all systems. Imagine those tiny f/0.98 35mm lenses in MFT being able to AF, or the new $98 Artisans 50 f/1.2 lens.

Prior adapters used to suck but thy have come a long way, even ML autofocus was horrendous before. A product like this could ignite a huge wave of options for lenses for all of us.

Techart makes one too.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2020 at 19:30 UTC
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JRFlorendo: Sigma(and Tamron) must realize ASAP, that the Z-RF mounts owns 65% of the market now(11/25/2020), maybe 70% - 80% by the time Z-RF are done with their lens lineup, in five years or less. Sigma will easily double(or even triple) their profit$ just catering to the Z-RF mounts, just look at the price range of the S-line and L-series, so much room for profit, it’s a “no brainer” Sigma.

Unless Canon and Nikon put up significant barriers to entry... which is what’s happening.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2020 at 01:58 UTC

Hähnel's ProCude has some bad reviews of incompatibility on B&H etc. at least for Nikon EN-EL15a, b, c batteries. Wonder if anything was improved for the Manfrotto version. I'd also like the concept a lot more if you could get different battery plates.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2020 at 17:37 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
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