Nikon provides the mount adapter FTZ for the Z6 and Z7 to attach older Nikon F lenses to the new mirrorless cameras. The adapter has a tripod thread on the underside that can not be removed. This creates an issue if the camera is mounted to a tripod via a quick release plate.
Adapter mated to Z6; as you can see the adapter’s tripod socket protrudes about 5mm compared to the camera’s bottom plate:
Not necessarily a problem, but the camera’s own thread is very close to the forward edge of the body, best seen from above:
The distance from the center of the camera’s tripod thread to the adapter’s body is only 17mm.
As a result QR plates will not fit to the body when the adapter is mounted:
We tried about half a dozen Arca-Swiss compatible plates, some slotted, some with a single hole. Not one worked.
Likewise, if the camera is mounted via a QR plate to the tripod you can’t attach the adapter to the body because the plate is in the way.
06.01.2019: Nikon Z6, Z7: Manual download (PDF)
01.01.2019: Nikon Z6 / Z7 – What’s in the box?
Publication: 01 Jan 2019
Author: Camera Creativ Team
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