Techart has released the new TZE-02 lens adapter for Sony E mount lens to Nikon Z mount cameras. This is an improved version of the previous TZE-01 model with support for image stabilization and manual focus lenses.
Techart TZE-02 lens adapter is compatible with Z-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras including Nikon Z 7II, Z 6II, Z 7, Z 6, and Z 5. At the moment it is not compatible with APS-C Z-mount cameras such as Nikon Z fc and Nikon Z 50.
The new Sony E – Nikon Z is an ultra-thin autofocus adapter to convert the lenses in Sony E mount into Nikon Z. It also incorporates a CPU chip which can ‘translate’ the protocol of Sony to Nikon so that the Autofocus, Auto-Aperture, and Lens Stabilisation functions can all be retained.
Face and Eye detection, EXIF reading, Timelapse function can also be supported. Phase-detect AF is used and therefore the AF speed is on par with using native Z mount lenses on the cameras.
Currently, the Samyang or Rokinon lenses are still incompatible when using this mount. Hopefully, Techart will provide a new firmware update that will make these lenses compatible with the Nikon Z mounts. MF lenses are currently not supported too, and Techart also does not suggest anyone to using together with the Techart PRO adapter.
Price and availability
The new Techart TZE-02 adapter is available for purchase at $249 only at the Bhphotovideo.com website.
Techart TZE-02 Features
- Support AF-S, AF-C, MF
- Support Single-point AF, Wide-area AF (S/L), Auto-area AF
- Support Image stabilization of Sony lenses and Vibration Reduction of Nikon bodies
- Support Face/Eye Detection AF
- Correct EXIF data reading on camera/file
- Phase-detect AF is being used to ensure the best AF performance
- Firmware upgradable via a complimentary lens dock
Recently, Megadap has also introduced the ETZ11 autofocus adapter to use Sony E mount lenses on both Nikon Z full-frame (FX) and APS-C (DX) cameras. The ETZ11 adapter recognizes the auto focus and related functions of Sony e mount lenses as well as other FE lenses from third parties such as Sigma, Tamron, Zeiss, Voigtländer, and Samyang on Nikon Z cameras. Manual lenses without electrical contacts can also be used. It is also priced at $249.