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

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Nikon Z6 review


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£2,099.00 (Body Only)

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.

Nikon Z 6

Here the Nikon F-mount AF-S 85mm f/1.4 G is mounted to the Z 6 via the FTZ mount adapter. The FTZ adapter sits fractionally lower than the base of the body, which may require you to remove a tripod plate from the camera and refit it to the adapter before it’s attached

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.

Nikon lens roadmap

Nikon has released its S-Line lens roadmap for the Z-series. It shows that we can expect a further nine lenses to arrive, which will support the three lenses announced at the launch of the Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 6. The lens we’re expecting to show up next is the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

  1. 1. Nikon Z6 Review: Introduction
  2. 2. Nikon Z6 Review: Features
  3. 3. Nikon Z6 Review: FTZ mount adapter & Z-mount lenses
  4. 4. Nikon Z6 Review: Build & Handling
  5. 5. Nikon Z6 Review: Viewfinder & Screen
  6. 6. Nikon Z6 Review: Performance
  7. 7. Nikon Z6 Review: Image quality
  8. 8. Nikon Z6 Review: Verdict
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