Nikon Z 6 & Z 7 Tamron Compatibility. Do they work?

July 25, 2019  •  2 Comments


I recently made the exciting purchase of a Nikon z6. One big factor that enticed me to get the Nikon Z6, was that thanks to the FTZ adapter, I could use my current DSLR Nikon F mount lenses with it seamlessly.

Among my research, I came across one potential issue though. Which is that my Tamron brand lenses (Tamron are a 3rd party lens manufacture that make excellent lenses at the fraction of the price vs Nikon brand)  will not work with it as they should.

The lenses that I own are the Tamron 24-70 mm F2.8 VC USD, Tamron 70-200 F2.8 VC USD Lens and a Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro 1:1.

Now Tamron do provide a firmware update for some of their  lenses via the Tamron Tap In Console which can be brought from around £70, the list of lenses that can be updated via the console to work with the Nikon Z6 and Z7 can be found on Tamron's website.

So, these 3 lenses that I own are not on the Tamron to Nikon Z approved list. Which is, quite concerning. 

Because of this concern, and believing that other people have the same worries, I made a video testing out the overall responsiveness and functionality of these 3 lenses on the 2018 mirrorless Nikon Z6 vs how the should perform on the 2012 DSLR Nikon D600 (the body that these lenses where originally designed for).

Check out the video review above, to see how they perform!

Let me know your thoughts and share any experience that you may have with 3rd party lenses for Nikon Z6 or Z7 and the FTZ adapter.  


Comments

SAMSON images, Hertfordshire Commercial Photographer
Thanks for the links Paul, much appreciated.
Paul Riley(non-registered)
updated compatibility list as of June 2019 (yes the email is real)
Notice about compatibility for Nikon Z7 with Tamron lenses (June 2019) https://www.tamron.eu/uk/service/compatibility-nikon-z-and-canon-eos-r/
Tamron Lens Update Service Information https://www.tamron.eu/service/service-news/
Tamron Lens Update Service Firmware Download page https://www.tamron.jp/en/support/release_note.html
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