Z/FTZ and lens compatibility

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On the topic of compatibility, You might want to avoid buying any Tamron lenses if you have a Z/FTZ. To quote the response I received from a Tamron associate: "Unfortunately, at this time the 100-400mm is not compatible with the Nikon Z6/Z7 and FTZ adapter. We could not say if/when it will be updated for functionality."
 
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Telling people to "avoid buying" Tamron lenses is a bit of stretch. Instead, your advice you be "check with you local dealer or Tamron to see if the lens you're interested in works with Nikon Z cameras".

My 17-35 works perfectly fine on the Z6. The 24-70, 70-200, and 150-600 do as well after Tamron's FW update. Not every Tamron lens works, but there are a good number of them out there that do.
 
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Quite right. But Tamron's response amounts to a rather icy dismissal of a bona fide purchaser of one of their products. I had to query them twice before I got any response at all. They are well within their rights on this, but I remain quite irritated that a very good and useful lens is now useless to me, and I will have to sell it.
 
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Tamron had information on their website about compatibility. There were some lenses where they updated lens firmware which made the compatible. I don’t own any Tamron lenses but recall people saying it requires the puck. It is a USB device that attaches to the lens on the lens mount and lets you update the firmware from your computer.
 
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