Megadap MTZ11 Leica M to Nikon Z autofocus adapter officially announced

The Megadap MTZ11 Leica M to Nikon Z autofocus adapter I reported about yesterday was officially announced today (currently in stock at Amazon and eBay). Here are the details:

  • Turn any Leica M-mount lenses into Autofocus
  • Stack adapters to turn ANY lenses into Autofocus (e.g. EF, F, OM, MD, PK, M42, etc)
  • Focus by extending the bayonet of the adapter forward & backward
  • New patented circular extension mechanism to support heavier lenses and avoid wobbling after prolonged use
  • Extended 6.5mm focus throw (Suitable for both wide-angle and telephoto lenses)
  • Internal motor for rapid phase-detection AF
  • Support AF-S, AF-C, AF-F
  • Support Eye-AF and Face detection
  • Firmware upgradable via micro-USB port
  • Suitable for Nikon Z50, Nikon Z5, Nikon Z6, Nikon Z6 ii, Nikon Z7, Nikon Z7 ii cameras

Press release:

Megadap unveiled the world’s first autofocus adapter for manual lenses on Nikon Z cameras

Hong Kong, 29 Oct 2020 – Megadap, a new manufacturer of electronic adapters, has unveiled the new Megadap Leica M – Nikon Z Autofocus Adapter. It is the World’s First adapter to be used on Nikon Z cameras which can turn manual focus lenses into autofocus.

The new Megadap adapter replaces the focusing mechanism of the lens by incorporating a extendable bayonet structure. The adapter is built with electronic contacts to communicate with the Nikon Z cameras and utilizes the camera phase-detection autofocus algorithm to determine the focus spot. The motor in the adapter will then drive the bayonet to extend or retract. The distance between the lens and the camera sensor will hereby be adjusted until the focus is reached.

The focusing experience of Megadap is fast and precise. It currently supports Single shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C) and servo AF (AF-F) mode. For AF-area, Single-point AF, Wide-area AF (S/L) and Auto-area AF can all be used. It is compatible with Nikon Z6, Z7, Z50, Z6 (ii) and Z7 (ii).

Unlike similar products being made for other camera systems, the new Megadap adapter is built with a new patented circular extension structure so that it is able to support heavier lenses and eradicate any potential wobbling bayonet issues after prolonged use. It also incorporates a much longer extension (maximum 6.5mm bayonet extension). This is longer than the focus throw of most manual lenses in the market and is gives the lens a much wider focusing range. A micro USB port is equipped for future firmware updates.

In addition to the Leica M-mount lenses, users can also stack additional adapters to turn lenses with other mounts (E.g. EF, F, FD, PK, MD, OM, M42, LR, CY, etc) into autofocus. Owners of legacy manual lenses will now have an entirely new experience with the modern autofocus technology.

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