The Nikon Z7 exceeded our expectations and then some. Now it's time to find out if the Nikon Z6 is an amazing all-rounder. Michael Topham puts one of the first samples in the UK to the test
Nikon Z6 Review: FTZ mount adapter & Z-mount lenses
Unlike Canon who released three mount adapters for their new EOS R full frame mirrorless system, Nikon has just the one. The FTZ mount adapter allows any F-mount lens to be coupled to the Z 6 and costs £269 on its own, or £100 when it’s purchased with the camera. The adapter is fully compatible with AF-S and AF-P lenses that have built-in focus motors, but for those who want to attach and use D-type lenses it’s a case of these being manual focus only. As briefly mentioned, the Z 6 provides excellent manual focus aids including peaking and superb magnified views using the zoom buttons at the rear of the camera.
Three native Z-mount lenses have been made in the S-Line so far and we received all three with our review sample. These include the 24-70mm f/4 S (£999), 35mm f/1.8 S (£849) and 50mm f/1.8 S (£599). These will then be followed up by the 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens and five other optics comprising a 20mm f/1.8, 24-70mm f/2.8, 85mm f/1.8, 70-200mm f/2.8 and 14-30mm f/4. Nikon hasn’t been shy about letting us know what else is on the horizon and the published roadmap tells us we can also expect a 50mm f/1.2, 24mm f/1.8 and 12-24mm f/2.8 to arrive sometime during 2020.