Megadap, a new manufacturer of electronic adapters, has unveiled the new Megadap Leica M – Nikon Z Autofocus Adapter, which enables autofocusing for manual focus lenses.
The new Megadap adapter shown on a Nikon Z camera. (Source: Megadap.)
The new Megadap adapter features an extendable bayonet structure plus electronic contacts to communicate with the Nikon Z cameras. This enables it to utilise the camera’s phase-detection autofocus algorithm to determine the focus spot. The motor in the adapter will drive the bayonet to extend or retract to adjust the distance between the lens and the camera sensor until the focus is reached. The new adapter 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 modes. It is compatible with Nikon Z6, Z7, Z50, Z6 and Z7. By incorporating up to 6.5 mm of bayonet extension it is also able to support heavier lenses and provide 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 be able to take advantage of modern autofocus technology. The suggested retail price of Megadap Leica M – Nikon Z autofocus adapter is US$349. it can currently be purchased via the official web store. Two years’ warranty and Fedex international shipping is provided for all direct purchase from the store.