Third Party Makes Sony E to Nikon Z AF Adapter

Aug 30, 2021 | Accessories, Lenses, News, Nikon, Sony

Unknown third party hardware maker Megadap launched an adapter for hapless Nikon shooters still waiting for professional lenses to show up in the new mirrorless Z mount format. While there have been simple non-autofocus adapters between the mounts previously, this is the first one to attempt full electronic functionality.

megadap sony e to nikon z

Megadap released a Leica M to Nikon Z adapter in march 2021, and that one mostly worked. Rather than employ Nikon’s AF protocols, it used a motor to physically move the lens outward and inward to achieve focus. The autofocus achieved with that method isn’t overly accurate, and it is quite noisy, according to the few reviews available.

This Sony E version appears to use a different mechanism, lacking the variable distance motor. The firmware for it is already a couple versions in, and the issues the update dealt with appear to be issues having to do with direct Nikon autofocus protocol usage.

Megadap claims to provide support for Z mount APS-C cameras, video AF, manual focus switches on the lenses. It also includes a USB port for firmware upgrades, something we suspect will be used with some frequency.

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