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Techart Announces TZE-01 Sony E to Nikon Z Autofocus Lens Adapter
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, June 21, 2019 @ 04:00 AM (EST)
Source: DPReview

Have you ever dreamed of attaching Sony’s lenses to your shiny new Nikon Z7 or Z6? Well, now you can, courtesy of Chinese accessory maker Techart and its new TZE-01 lens adapter. The device, which features electronics sandwiched between the two mounts, “translates” between the Nikon and Sony communication protocols, making it possible for Nikon Z-series cameras to autofocus Sony E-mount lenses.

The adapter allows the use of both the Sony E-mount Auto Aperture and Auto Focus lens functions at the same time as using Nikon Z’s Face & Eye detection mode. According to Techart, the adapter allows the use of phase-detect autofocus to offer AF speed and precision “very close to (if not better) [than] native Z-mount lenses.” The company claims lens-based image stabilization is also supported, among other functions. The adapter apparently works with E-mount AF lenses by Sony, Sigma, and Tamron/Zeiss.

Available for purchase from TechartPro.com, the TZE-01 lens adapter costs $249 and comes with a lens dock to allow firmware upgrades.
 



PRESS RELEASE

Techart unveils the World’s First Sony E to Nikon Z Autofocus Adapter with a thickness of 2mm

Guangzhou China, Jun 20, 2019 – Techart, who has previously launched the first autofocus adapter for manual lenses, has unveiled another groundbreaking product, Techart Sony E to Nikon Z Autofocus Adapter (TZE-01). The new TZE-01 is the world’s first autofocus adapter that allows Sony E-mount lenses to retain the Automatic Focus functionality when used on Nikon Z6 and Z7 cameras.

The flange distance of Nikon Z-mount is only 2mm shorter than Sony E-mount. This makes the design extremely difficult, let alone an electronic adapter where a chip and the connector pins have to be squeezed into. Techart has managed to pull it off and develop one which include connectors of both sides and a PCB board with chip to “translate” the protocol of the lens and the camera.

The Techart adapter enables both Auto Focus & Auto Aperture functions of Sony E mount lenses to be used on Nikon Z6 and Z7. AF-S, AF-C & MF mode are supported in both still & video shooting. The incredible Face & Eye Detection of Z-mount cameras can also be used. Other functions like lens vibration reduction and timelapse can also be used. Phase-detect Autofocus is adopted to guarantee both AF accuracy and speed to be very close to (if not better) native Z-mount lenses. Please note that functionality may vary when different E-mount lenses are used.

Nikon Z system is a relatively new system and users do not have a very complete lenses selection. Unlike the system of Sony, most lenses manufacturers have been releasing lenses in E-mount and so the selection is complete. The new Techart adapter currently supports most of the Sony, Sigma, Tamron & Zeiss AF lenses with Sony E mounts including some of the best sellers like Tamron 28-75mm, Batis 25mm f/2, Sony 24mm f/1.4 GM and Sigma 35mm f/1.4, etc.

The new Techart TZE-01 adapter comes with a lens dock for firmware upgrade. Simply connect the PC/MAC via a Micro USB cable (not included) and the firmware can be updated via the Techart App. Techart is currently working to support more lenses.

Pricing and Availability

The Techart Sony E to Nikon Z Autofocus Adapter is currently available for pre-order at our official website (http://www.techartpro.com). The recommended retail price before tax is USD 249/pc. Free shipping will be provided during the promotion period. Delivery will start from late June. 1-year warranty is included.
 

 

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