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Nikon FTZ lens adapter for F-mount lenses

Nikon FTZ Lens Adapter with non-Nikon Lenses

This page discusses the Nikon FTZ lens adapter in the context of 3rd-party lenses, particularly Zeiss Milvus and Zeiss Otus lenses.

As of late 2018 as this was written, the vast majority of adaptable lenses were Nikon F-mount DSLR lenses, chipped or unchipped, Nikon brand or others. F-mount being a very widely used mount, there is an enormous selection of available lenses.

The Nikon FTZ lens adapter ("F" to "Z") is a very high quality solidly-built adapter supporting all intelligent lens CPU functions.

Mounting the lens

For large and heavier lenses, I strongly recommend supporting the 'rig' by the lens while ambulating or standing. This point was driven home when I stepped on icy gravel on a steep slope, and instantly slammed hard onto my butt, with the Z7 getting a good jolt hanging from its strap around my neck. Fortunately I had the Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 mounted on the Nikon FTZ adapter, and it is not very large or heavy. Had I had something like the Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 mounted, things might not have gone so well—the stress on the lens mount and adapter via dynamic torque would have been high.

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