Notice of Firmware Update for Tamron Lens compatibility with Nikon Z7 and FTZ adapter

Tamron released the first firmware upgrade on three lenses which makes them compatible with Nikon Z cameras. Here is the press text:

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 new firmware versions are now available for the following three Tamron models. The new F/W versions make the three models compatible with Nikon Z7 and FTZ adapter for general operations(*1).

This is an update announcement of our October 4th compatibility notice with some of Tamron Di/Di II series for NIkon mount models not operating properly on Nikon Z7 and Nikon Mount Adapter FTZ.

(*1) Functions used on DSLR cameras

Applicable models

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
17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037) for Nikon

The lens firmware can be updated with the separately sold TAP-in Console. If you do not have a TAP-in Console, please contact your nearest Tamron distributors.
For a list of Tamron distributors, click here.
Lens Update Service Information
How to Update

For other models, once we confirm the compatibility with Nikon Z7 and FTZ adapter, we will announce the models sequentially at our support website.
We are sorry to keep you waiting, and also ask for your understanding of the situation.

Nikon releases the Z7 firmware update 1.02

Nikon issued a new firmware update for the Z7:

Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.01 to 1.02

  • • Fixed an issue that caused the display to flicker if pictures were scrolled during playback zoom after the user had taken pictures using the viewfinder with Prioritize viewfinder selected for monitor mode and then removed his or her eye from the viewfinder before starting playback.
  • • Fixed an issue that caused Capture NX-D or ViewNX-i to crash when displaying NEF (RAW) pictures taken with the following options selected for HDR (high dynamic range) in the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU:
    • HDR mode: On (series) or On (single photo)
    • Save individual images (NEF): On
  • • Fixed an issue that allowed the camera to exceed the value chosen for ISO sensitivity settings > Maximum sensitivity in the MOVIE SHOOTING MENU if it was from ISO 200 to 20,000 and On was selected for MOVIE SHOOTING MENU > Electronic VR.
  • • Updated some help displays.


Nikon believes they can beat Canon and Sony in the Full Frame segment

The folks from Dpreview had a chat with Nikon and they made quite a bold statement:

“Our goal is to become number one in the full-frame market. We believe that we can achieve the number one position maybe quite soon”

This means Nikon is sure that after decades of Canon dominance they can finally overthrow them. What could sound even more “arrogant?” is that they believe this will happen “quite soon”. The history of all companies is full of such bold statements. For now let’s hope Nikon brings out new Z glass soon!

Nikon Z news roundup…

New Nikon Z news roundup:

Nikon Z7 Field Test Part II (Imaging Resource).
Gallery update: The Nikon Z7 goes wrestling (Dpreview).
Updated Hands-on Nikon Z 6 Review by CameraJabber.
35mm f/1.8 Z lens review at Mobile01.

Shoten announces 6 new Nikon Z adapters will go on sale on November 9

Shoten announced that its first 6 new Nikon Z adapters will go on sale on November 9:

  • M42 – NZ (M42 mount lens to Nikon Z mount conversion)
  • NF-NZ (Nikon F mount lens → Nikon Z mount conversion)
  • CEF-NZ (Canon EF mount lens → Nikon Z mount conversion)
  • MSR-NZ (Minolta MD · MC | SR mount → Nikon Z mount conversion))
  • CY-NZ (Yashika · Contax Mount lens → Nikon Z mount conversion)
  • LR-NZ (Leica R mount lens → Nikon Z mount conversion)

Nikon Z6 and Z7 first look by Kinotika


We were lucky enough to have a meeting with Dirk from Nikon to give us a first look at the new Z6 and Z7 from Nikon! These mirrorless cameras are potentially going to be better than the competition and we cant wait to get our hands on them soon. We have a Z6 on pre order so hopefully we will have it this month!