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Sigma, Tamron, Rokinon / Samyamg and Tokina Lens Compatibility with Nikon Z7 and FTZ Adapter

In this article we are talking about all the third party lens makers those who in general make AF lenses for the Nikon FX format DSLRs. SO, how much those lenses are compatible with your Nikon Z7 camera when paired up with the Nikon FTZ adapter, let’ s have a look

Third Party Compatible Lenses for Nikon Z7

1. Sigma Lens Compatibility with Nikon Z7

2. Tamron Lens Compatibility with Nikon Z7

3. Rokinon or Samyang Lens Compatibility with Nikon Z7

4. Tokina Lens Compatibility with Nikon Z7

1. Sigma Lens Compatibility with Nikon Z7 and FTZ adapter

Latest report coming from Sigma, Sigma lenses made for Nikon full frame DSLR cameras are fully compatible with the recently announced Nikon Z7 camera when paired with ftz adaptor.

iIn a press release Sigma confirm that their lenses are properly working without any issue with the Nikon z7 with FTZ adapter. So if you are thinking to buy a next Sigma lens or if your owner of existing Sigma lenses then you don’t have to worry because all these lenses are compatible with Nikon Z7 camera.

2. Tamron Lens Compatibility with Nikon Z7 and FTZ adapter

Tamron issued a notice,  and according to the notice some of the tamron lenses will not work properly with the Nikon z7 mirrorless camera with FTZ adaptor. In the initial test Tamron found that DI and DI II lenses are not properly working the Nikon Z7 camera and the FTZ adapter. The Tamron SP 72-200 mm f 2.8 is also incompatible with the Nikon Z7 FTZ adaptor, when you will attach this lens with Nikon z7 camera you will get a error message press the shutter release button again.

Although that Tamron SP 24 to 70 f 2.8 and Tamron SP 90mm 2.8 macro lenses work perfectly with the Nikon z7 camera and the FTZ adaptor.

3. Rokinon or Samyang Lens Compatibility with Nikon Z7

Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 has exposure problems (screen stutters between a normal and darker than normal exposure, photos seem fine). Will update you soon about the compatibility.

4. Tokina Lens Compatibility with Nikon Z7

Tokina technicians are currently running testes on our whole line-up to confirm compatibility with the new system.
The first results on 24-70 are optimistic, however, please keep an eye on our website for official announcement and compatibility charts in the near future.Will update you soon about the compatibility.

Also see our Nikon Z7 Review

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Rokinon / Samyang 85mm F1.8 Lens for FF Mirrorless Lens Announced

Rokinon 85mm F1.8 Lens for FF Mirrorless Lens announced by Rokinon today, the lens is made for Sony FF Mirrorless camera and it will act as 128mm with APS-C Sony E and Fuji X cameras, 136mm with Canon M cameras, and 170mm with Micro 4/3 cameras. The lens is a Manual Focus Lens, the price of the lens is $399.00 The new Rokinon Digital Photo 85mm F1.8 compact prime lens is expected to be available in September 2018.

Rokinon 85mm F1.8 Lens for FF Mirrorless Lens Press Release

(New York, New York) August 27, 2018 – Rokinon has announced its new Digital Photo 85mm F1.8 Compact Prime Lens, the 7th in its compact lens series. The new 85mm is sized and optically designed speci¬cally for mirrorless cameras to deliver high resolution performance from the center of the image to its corners. It is a high speed telephoto lens that delivers equivalent focal lengths of approximately 128mm with APS-C Sony E and Fuji X cameras, 136mm with Canon M cameras, and 170mm with Micro 4/3 cameras.Optically, the Rokinon 85mm F1.8 is constructed of 9 elements in 7 groups and features a High-Refractive Index element and an Extra-low Dispersion element. Additionally, it uses UMC ultra multi-coating to help minimize chromatic aberrations and unnecessary light dispersion. Intuitive, damped and precise manual focus control combine with its fast 1.8 aperture and rounded 9 blade diaphragm for exceptional low light, bokeh and selective focus capabilities. The compact and light-weight design of this fast telephoto o ers excellent portability and comfort that is perfect for travel, candid, portraits, and close up photography with mirrorless cameras. Additional features include a non-rotating 62mm ¬lter mount, a reversible for storage lens hood and a soft pouch case.
The new Rokinon Digital Photo 85mm F1.8 compact prime lens is expected to be available in September with a street price of only $399.00.

Samyang 85mm f/1.8 ED UMC CS lens specifications:

Specifications 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS
Aperture Range F1.8 ~ F22
Opical Construction 9 Elements in 7 groups
Special lens ED 1, HR 1
Coating UMC
Minimum Focusing Distance 0.65 m(2.13ft)
Magnification Ratio x 0.17
Filter Size Φ62.0mm
Maximum Diameter Φ67.5mm
Mount CANON M SONY E FUJIFILM X MICRO FOUR-THIRDS
Angle of view ASP-C 18.0˚ 19.1˚ 19.1˚
FOUR-THIRDS 4/3” 14.7˚
Lengh 80.6mm 80.7mm 81.0mm 79.5mm
Weight
Without Lens Cap, Hood
344g 344g

Rokinon  85mm F1.8 Lens MTF Chart

Rokinon AF 24mm F2.8 @ $399 - Press Release and Sample Images

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The 24 mm F2.8 lens features auto focusing and all that you are getting at price of $399 only. The samyang 24mm F2.8 autofocus lens features decent build quality. The overall weight of the lens is just 93 grams only and measures 3.7 cm long without Hood or rear cap. The closest focusing distance of this lens is only 0.24 M it is absolutely ideal for your events and close up shots.

Samyang / Rokinon AF 24mm F2.8 Lens Sample Images

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Press Release / Details

Tiny But Wide
The compact and light-weight design offers the portability and comfort needed for a long day. This lens would be the best choice for daily photographers who want to capture everyday moments with a high-resolution. The Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE features the both a fast and accurate Auto Focus and the minimum focusing distance of 0.24m, it’s ideal for outdoor events and also close-up photos such as travel, sports events, ,landscape, selfie, pet, portrait, food and etc.

AF 24mm F2.8 FE
As the Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE has strengthened their position in the market, Samyang’s new full-frame Sony E-mount lens, the AF 24mm F2.8 FE, also allows to take a various type of photographs with its wide angle of view and short focal length of the lens. The improved autofocus system also provides more quiet and accurate autofocus performance.

The compact and light-weight design
The lens weighs in about 93g and measures 3.7cm long without the hood and rear cap. This lens would be the best choice for daily photographers who want to capture everyday moments with a high-resolution.

M.O.D – 0.24m
The Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE features the both a fast and accurate Auto Focus and the minimum focusing distance of 0.24m, it’s ideal for outdoor events and also close-up photos such as travel, sports events, ,landscape, selfie, pet, portrait, food and etc.

Wide angle – 82.1˚
A wide angle of view of 82.1 ° and a maximum aperture of F2.8 allows you to take photos in various low-light environments, whether indoors or outdoors. You will find satisfactory results with landscapes and travel images.

Ultra multi-coating(UMC) adoption
An Ultra Multi-Coating increased clarity and sharpness by reducing the lens flare and ghosting. It also minimizes unnecessary reflection of light in order to control the light transmittance to express the accurate color

Rokinon SP 14mm F2.4 is now available in Nikon mount

Rokinon SP 14mm F2.4 which is now avail able in Nikon mount, the lens is available at B&H

Press Release

(New York, New York) August 9, 2017- Due to the demand for an affordable premium quality, Ultra Wide Prime for Nikon DSLRs, Rokinon is now offering their SP14mm F2.4 Full Frame in Nikon AE mount. It combines exceptional resolving power with simple, intuitive handling and precise manual control of focus

Equipped with the most advanced optical technology, the SP series has raised Rokinon’s acclaimed image quality to the next level necessary for 50 megapixels photo and 8K video productions. The SP14’s optical design of 18 precision elements in 14 groups includes three high refractive index, two Aspherical, two Extra Low Dispersion and one Hybrid Aspherical lens element to deliver unprecedented resolving power and correction of aberrations.

Constructed of high quality aluminum alloy with an ergonomically designed shape and grip, it delivers a luxurious look, excellent durability and comfortable use. Nikon’s exposure control modes are enabled and EXIF info is registered. The SP14mm is designed to produce exceedingly high quality still images and video with both Nikon full frame and APS-C (crop sensor) cameras.

The Rokinon SP 14mm F2.4 Ultra Wide Prime Lens can actually capture more detail than your eyes can see, even beyond the capabilities of the latest high resolution pro cameras.

 

Rokinon Announced 50mm F1.2 & 21mm F1.4 Mirrorless Lenses

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Rokinon finally announced two latest mirrorless lenses including standard prime lens 50mm f/1.2 and the other a wide-angle prime lens 21mm f/1.4.

Since both the lenses are compatible to Canon EF-M mount, Sony E-mount (APS-C), Fujifilm X-mount (APS-C), Micro Four Thirds mount. But it is highly surprisingly that the company Rokinon didn’t release the lenses for Nikon mounts.

The latest 50mm f/1.2 lens will be better for fast portrait-length lens for selective focus control while a 21mm f/1.4 will offer standard wide-angle with a bright maximum aperture compatible in low or variable light conditions.

It is expected that Rokinon will release some of the lenses in silver color for Sony E, MTF, and Fujifilm X.

The cost of the Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 lens is $549, and the users can get the Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 lens at $499.

The shipping of the lenses will be started on October 7th, 2015.

 

Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 lens features:-

  • 100mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Ultra Multi-Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Non-Rotating 62mm Filter Mount
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

 

Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 lens features:-

  • 5mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/22
  • 3 Aspherical Elements, 1 ED Element
  • Ultra Multi-Coating
  • Internal Focus; Manual Focus Design
  • Non-Rotating 58mm Filter Mount
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Continue with us for more information.

 

$1500 off on Xeen Lenses till 24 September 2015

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(New York, New York) September 16, 2015 – For a strictly limited time from September 16 through September 24, 2015,
filmmakers and videographers who purchase a XEEN by Rokinon 24mm/50mm/85mm Canon, Micro 4/3, Nikon, PL, or Sony E mount lens set will be rewarded with a $1500 EARLY ADOPTER INSTANT REBATE! Those who want to get started with individual XEEN lenses will be rewarded with a $300 per lens EARLY ADOPTER INSTANT REBATE! Quantities are limited and there is a three lens maximum per customer. Participating XEEN by Rokinon authorized dealers include: AbelCine, Adorama, Amazon, B&H Photo, Cinequipt, Duclos Lenses, Hot Rod Cameras, Hunt’s Photo and Video, PhotoSavings and PROCAM

Features common to XEEN lenses appreciated by professionals include:

• 4K+ Ready Optics
• Full Frame Coverage
• Tightly Color Matched
• Durable All Metal Body
• Unified 40° Iris Rotation
• Unified 200° Focus Throw
• Large Easy To Read Markings
• Lens Support Mount (Except PL)
• 11 Bladed Diaphragm for Superb Bokeh
• Xeen Proprietary 14 Layer Multi-Coating
• Unified 114mm Non-Rotating Front Diameters
• Dual Calibrated Right and Left Side Distance and T-Stop Scales
• Unified Focus and Aperture Gear Positions for Easy Follow Focus Use
• Mounts can be shimmed and are interchangeable by a qualified technician
• Incredibly smooth and fully damped movement of focusing and aperture controls

Engineered and optimized for high use professional cine and video applications, they are all backed by a Three Year Limited Warranty , the longest in the industry. XEEN by Rokinon lens mechanics and optics are manufactured and precision assembled in Korea utilizing cutting edge techniques. Offering a MSRP of $2995 each, they are extraordinary affordable when compared to other true cine lenses in their class.

Discount available at B&H

Rokinon to announce three new XEEN Lenses

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As we know Rokinon announced three latest cinema lenses like Xeen 24mm T1.5, Xeen 50mm T1.5 and Xeen 85mm T1.5 on 10th August, 2015 and it is already available for the users through pre-orders (see B&H).
Now we have the latest information via Dicahub that the company has decided to announce the three more Xeen lenses including ultra-wide prime lens: -14mm or 16mm, a 35mm wide-angle prime lens, and a telephoto prime lens: 100mm or 135mm in the early of 2016 , to complete the series for a film professional cine lens set.
As we know XEEN lens has applied a special type of X-Coating technology to produce a superior quality of the Samyang Optics for high-pixels and also it has the experience of shooting infinity. So the upcoming lenses from XEEN will definitely impressive and magnificent.
We have no much information about it yet

Source – Dicahub