Now you can use Sony E lenses on a Nikon Z, thanks to Techart’s 2mm thick adapter

Techart TZE-01

Techart is an adapter specialist. It already makes adaptors to fit Canon EF lenses to the Hasselblad X1D and Fujifilm GFX medium format cameras, and an autofocus adaptor for manual Leica M lenses on Sony E cameras (yes, really). This latest TZE-01 adapter, however, has the potential to be the most useful yet – and to stir up some rivalries between two of the best mirrorless camera makers.

This super-slim adaptor is just 2mm thick – that’s the difference in flange distance between the Sony E-mount and Nikon Z-mount used on the Nikon Z 6 and Nikon Z 7. Nevertheless, Techart has also managed to cram in the electronic circuitry needed to ‘translate’ the lens and camera data between the two systems, together with the required electrical contacts on both sides.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at