- Jan 19, 2019
- Leamington Spa, UK
- Real Name
Seems this is available now (maybe)? Trying to find out more... Never heard of TTArtisan.
Yes, it'll be MF for sure, but nice not to have adapters.I'd be shocked if "native" means anything beyond the mechanical mount, but not having to have any adapters is nice. The Samyang m43 fisheye was optically pretty decent--if this is comparable, it'd be worth the asking price.
What is the situation with the old screw-drive lenses with the FTZ? Presumably it's just a case of have to MF? Does the EXIF and aperture work automatically?An old Nikon 16 with the FTZ adaptor? I picked up a perfect copy for €390. At least you can find reviews on line.
But I agree this might be an interesting lens. Samyang do a nice MF fisheye too.
I have an old cheap junk box Sigma 16mm fisheye. It was unusable unless stopped down to F16. But fine for €50.
No only manual focus works. So getting an old Ai version might be the best bet.What is the situation with the old screw-drive lenses with the FTZ? Presumably it's just a case of have to MF? Does the EXIF and aperture work automatically?
Thanks John - being a noob with Nikon I do find all the various lens types a bit confusing. I'm surprised that Nikon didn't make the FTZ the same functional level as the higher-end DSLRs. It would make legacy lens compatibility much simper.I think the big issue is that MF only on a screwdrive autofocus lens is an unpleasant/sloppy experience, since the damping is all wrong (too loose). Pure manual is generally nicer in comparison.
The FTZ doesn’t have some of the aperture feeler hardware Nikons DSLRs have either. I’m not familiar enough with all the versioning know what that means for what lens generation though.
well, first off exploration of the unknown can be fun. Secondly, depending on your aesthetic, these off brand lenses can often have a unique character or rendering to them.