Techart Releases TZC-01 – New Canon EF to Nikon Z Autofocus Adapter

Techart releases the TZC-01, an adapter that makes it possible to mount and use autofocus Canon EF lenses on Nikon Z6 and Z7 cameras

Techart says the TZC-01 will work with EF-mount lenses from Canon, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina and Zeiss. In addition to ‘native’ autofocus performance, the lenses will also maintain aperture control, stabilization features and EXIF data. In total, Techart lists 62 lenses it says are proven compatible with the adapter: Continue reading “Techart Releases TZC-01 – New Canon EF to Nikon Z Autofocus Adapter”

Tamron Announced 4 New FE Lenses for Sony E-mount

Tamron today officially announced four new FE lenses for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras.

These lenses are Tamron 20mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Lens (B&H Photo), Tamron 24mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Lens (B&H Photo), Tamron 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Lens (B&H Photo) and Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens (Development Announcement).

The set serves as an accessible means for Sony photographers looking to build a collection of wide-angle primes. All three lenses are compact and lightweight, guaranteeing they won’t take up too much space in your bag. The 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens will be released in the Spring of 2020, currently no price info yet.

All these three Tamron FE lenses will be priced at $349. The 24mm and 35mm will arrive on November 20th, with the 20mm to follow in January. The lenses are the same size and same weight (around 215g/7.6oz), and use the same 67mm filter thread.

Check out the press release and pre-orders are open at Adorama and B&H: Continue reading “Tamron Announced 4 New FE Lenses for Sony E-mount”

Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens to be Announced Soon

Tamron recently has teased four new FE lenses that will be announced soon. According to recent reports one of the telephoto zoom FE lens will be Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens designed for Sony E-mount.

This Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens will be a very compact lightweight lens compared to Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens.

The official announcement is expected in October, 2019.  Continue reading “Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens to be Announced Soon”

Tamron Issued Compatibility Notices for Lenses Adapted to Nikon Z6 & Z7

Tamron has just issued the compatibility notices for a number of its Di and Di II lenses regarding issues that arise when shooting on Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 with their respective first-party lens adapters.

Notice about Nikon Z6 and Z7 compatibility

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 of following Tamron Di & Di II lenses on Nikon Z6 & Z7 with “Nikon mount adapter FTZ”.

  1. NEW F/W UPDATE COMING SOON

    To be released on 7 August, 2019 (Click here for the updating process.)
    SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012) for Nikon

    Planned to release in September, 2019 (Exact date will be announced once they are decided.)
    70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD (Model A034) for Nikon
    SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016) for Nikon
    100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035) for Nikon

  2. PLANNED TO BE RELEASED (RELEASE DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED ONCE THEY ARE DECIDED.)

    10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD (Model B023) for Nikon
    SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012) for Nikon (*)
    SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013) for Nikon
    SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A030) for Nikon (*)
    SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F017) for Nikon
    SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011) for Nikon (*)

  3. F/W READILY AVAILABLE (UPDATING TO THE LATEST VERSION CONFIRMS COMPATIBILTY.)

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

  4. OPERATIONAL ONLY IN MF (NO PLAN FOR NEW F/W.)

    SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO (Model A09) for Nikon (*)
    SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007) for Nikon (*)
    SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009) for Nikon (*)
    SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 (Model 272E) for Nikon (*)

  5. (*) Not supported in TAP-in Console.

    [Note]
    a. All Nikon-mount models released after in May, 2019 are compatible with Nikon Z6 and Z7.
    b. F/W updates can be performed using Tamrons TAP-in Console (sold seperately) or by visiting your local Tamron Service Center.

Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens Price is $899

The US price of the Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE lens for Sony E-mount is $899 and now available for pre-order.

The 17-28 is marketed as the ideal companion to Tamron’s excellent 28-75mm lens, adding a useful wideangle range. The 17-28 is 9cm (3.9″) long and weighs in at 420g (14.8oz.).  The lens is sealed against dust and moisture.

The lens is listed at AmazonBHphoto and Adorama. The Tamron 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD will start shipping in late July. Continue reading “Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens Price is $899”

Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens Price Will be $899

The US price of the Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE lens is expected to be around $899 – $999.

From the first reviews, the lens has superb optical quality, as is the FE 28-75mm f/2.8. It will have a competitive price around $899 much lower than Sony lenses.

The lens is listed with no pricing at BHphoto and Adorama. Pre-orders will start on June 27th. Continue reading “Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens Price Will be $899”

Patent : Tamron 485mm f/5.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds

Tamron has filed a new patent in Japan. This patent describes a Tamron 485mm f/5.8 lens for mirrorless cameras with Micro Four Thirds image sensors.

If we see this in mass production than it would be Tamron’s second optic for Micro 4/3rds. First one released back in mid-2014 as the Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III ($399). Tamron 480mm f/5.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds will offer a 960mm equivalent range in 35mm format and probably use a stepper motor for silent autofocus.  Continue reading “Patent : Tamron 485mm f/5.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds”