The Techart TZG-01 bayonet adapter is a device that allows you to connect your prized Contax G lenses to cameras equipped with the Nikon Z mount. The ring offers support for 2 auto focus modes (AF-S and AF-C) and manual focus (MF) capability. It also provides support for face, eye and animal detection. Equipped with an improved processor and brushless motor, it guarantees fast response and precise autofocus performance. The adapter is made of aircraft-grade aluminum and copper alloy. With support for image stabilization (IBIS) and various autofocus modes, it allows you to enjoy the full functionality of modern cameras.
Main Product Features
- An innovative bayonet adapter
- designed to work with legendary Contact X bayonet-equipped lenses and Nikon Z mount cameras
- 2 automatic focusing modes (AF-S / AF-C) and manual mode (MF)
- compatible with face, eye or animal detection
- improved processor and brushless motor for even faster autofocus performance
- support for various types of autofocus (dynamic area AF, auto-area AF and single-point AF)
- physical focus dial
- solid lock button
- supports continuous shooting mode, timer and self-timer
- made of high quality aluminum and brass
- compatible with IBIS (In-Body Image Stabilizer)
- convenient software update via micro USB port
- powered directly from the camera
Classics in a modern version
The Techart TZG-01 – Contax G / Nikon Z is the successor to the TA-GA3, which was appreciated in the world of film and photography. It was the world’s first bayonet adapter to connect the sensational Contax G lenses to modern cameras, additionally providing autofocus support. The TZG-01 model allows you to take advantage of this technology in conjunction with the Nikon Z bayonet. Thanks to the built-in motor, the adapter allows you to automate the operation of the mechanism responsible for focusing. Support for AF-S and AF-C modes further expands the possibilities of taking pictures with modern equipment.
The magic of Contact G lenses
The Contax G mount was introduced in 1994 for the Contax G1 and G2 cameras. Fixed-focus lenses using this system are characterized by their compact size, light weight and classic optics. Now Nikon camera users can enjoy a unique shooting experience using the legendary lenses, which are still acclaimed in the industry today.
Excellent build quality
The Techart TZG-01 – Contax G / Nikon Z bayonet adapter is made of high-quality aircraft aluminum and copper alloy. As a result, the ring offers light weight, top strength and excellent precision performance. The refined design eliminates the possibility of unwanted light reflections. The proper fit with the Nikon Z standard also allows for instant installation and removal.
The Techart TZG-01 – Contax G / Nikon Z bayonet adapter supports the Integrated Image Stabilization (IBIS) function. It operates at different sensitivities, depending on the focal length. When shooting, its value in the camera should be set according to the focal length of the lens. Such parameters maximize the performance of image stabilization. The corresponding aperture values for different focal lengths are as follows:
Contax G lenses are manual aperture lenses, so setting it on the camera does not affect the exposure when shooting.
Supported autofocus modes include AF-S and AF-C, including face, eye and animal detection functions, allowing you to focus accurately and quickly on subjects in the frame. The adapter also allows you to adjust focus manually. Digital communication with the camera also makes it possible to use continuous shooting mode, timer and self-timer.
Fast response time
The processor used in the Techart TZG-01 – Contax G / Nikon Z adapter has been upgraded to a 32-bit ARM unit, making the data transmission process faster and autofocus performance even better. The refined design makes it possible to successfully combine the innovative features of Nikon cameras with the unique images drawn with the iconic Contax G lenses.
Polished to the last detail
The Techart TZG-01 bayonet adapter features a large locking button for quick and convenient lens mounting and removal. There is also a special knob that allows manual focusing. This gives you even more freedom to work with your Nikon Z camera and Contax G lenses.
To ensure that your Techart TZG-01 bayonet adapter is always compatible with the growing list of supported lenses and the latest camera models, the manufacturer allows you to update the software. Just connect the device to your computer and upload the latest software.
The software of the Techart TZG-01 adapter, like the software of other bayonet adapters on the market, is based on the results of reverse engineering. Despite the tremendous amount of work put into software development, full functionality of the device with all lenses and cameras cannot be guaranteed. A current list of known issues is available on the manufacturer’s website at: www.techartpro.com
- model: Techart TZG-01 – Contax G / Nikon Z
- materials: copper, aluminiu, plastic
- lens mount: Contax G
- body mount: Nikon Z
- software update: micro USB
- dimensions: 65.4 x 67 x 17.8 mm
- weight: 119 g
- Lenses with Contax G mount
- Nikon Z-mount cameras
For a detailed list of compatible devices, visit the manufacturer’s website [www.techartpro.com].
Content of the kit
- Techart TZG-01 bayonet adapter – Contax G / Nikon Z
- decal for the front of the adapter
- decal for the back of the adapter