Lens maker Tamron has confirmed new firmware issued at the end of last year to make certain lenses compatible with Nikon’s Z7 camera will also work for owners of the Z6. The firmware applies to six lenses from the Di and Di ll ranges, and allows the following lenses to be used with the cameras via the Nikon FTZ adapter:

  • SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A041) for Nikon
  • SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A032) for Nikon
  • 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028) for Nikon
  • SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A025) for Nikon
  • SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022) for Nikon
  • 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037) for Nikon

(Links to firmware below)

Tamron initially faced issues with compatibility when the company’s lenses were used on the new Nikon mirrorless cameras, and issued new firmware for certain lens models at the end of last year to make them work with the Z7. This latest announcement appears to come after tests have confirmed that the same firmware also works when the lenses are mounted on the Z6.

Users need the Tamron TAP-in to update lens firmware - or a visit to a Tamron service centre. The TAP-in console costs around $60.

For more information see the Tamron support pages.


Notice about compatibility for Nikon Z6 with Tamron lenses for Nikon mount

Dear users and potential purchasers of Tamron interchangeable lenses.

Thank you for using Tamron products and for your continuous support.

We would like to announce that we have clarified compatibility for general operations (*1) of the following Tamron Di & Di II lenses with the latest version of lens firmware (*2) when used with the Nikon Z6 and Nikon mount adapter FTZ.

*1 Defined to work on existing DSLR cameras
*2 Firmware for Nikon Z7 (announced on November 16th and 22nd, 2018)

1. Compatible models for general operations

The lens firmware can be updated with the separately sold TAP-in Console.

If you do not have a TAP-in Console, please contact your nearest Tamron distributors.
For a list of Tamron distributors, click here.

2. Lens Update Service Information

3. How to Update

4. For other models, once we confirm the compatibility with Nikon Z7 and FTZ adapter, we will announce the models sequentially at our support website.

We are sorry to keep you waiting, and also ask for your understanding of the situation.