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Megadap Leica M to Nikon Z Adapter Brings AutoFocus to Manual Lenses

This adapter has its own focusing mechanism!

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The new Megadap Leica M-Nikon Z adapter brings autofocus functionality to manual Leica M lenses and Nikon Z mirrorless cameras. The Megadap adapter is compatible with the latest Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II as well as the Z6 and Z7, and even the more budget-friendly Nikon Z5.

Built-in Electronics and Extendable Bayonet

Furthermore, this unique adapter replaces the focusing mechanism of the lens with its own extendable bayonet structure. In addition, the Megadap AF adapter comes with
electronic contacts, to facilitate communication with the Nikon Z cameras and therefore use the in-camera phase-detection algorithm to correctly achieve focus.

Then, the the built-in motor inside the adapter will drive the bayonet to extend or
retract. And thus, the distance between the lens and the camera sensor will be adjusted until the subject is in focus.

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Megadap M – Nikon Z AF Adapter Quick Features

  • Bring Autofocus to Leica M-mount lenses
  • Stack adapters and make other manual lenses compatible with AF 
  • Focus by extending the bayonet of the adapter forwards & backwards
  • New patented circular extension mechanism
    • to support heavier lens 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
  • Compatible with the following Nikon Z models:

Fast and Accurate AF with Manual Glass

According to Megadap, their new adapter comes with fast and precise autofocus capabilities. Currently, supported focus modes and cameras include: 

  • Single shot AF (AF-S)
  • Continuous AF (AF-C)
  • Servo AF (AF-F) mode
  • Single-point AF, Wide-area AF (S/L) and Auto-area AF

Patented Circular Extension Design

Unlike other similar adapters for other camera systems, the new
Megadap adapter incorporates a “new patented circular extension structure.” This means that it can support heavier lenses without adapter flex. 


Additionally, the adapter has a much longer extension (maximum 6.5mm bayonet extension). Moreover, this is longer than the focus throw of most manual lenses in the market and is gives the lens a much wider focusing range. And last, but not least, a micro USB port on the side can be used for future firmware updates.

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Stack Adapters for Nikon F, Canon FD, EF, M42

According to the manufacturer, in addition to the Leica M-mount lenses, users can also stack additional adapters to turn lenses with other mounts. Those include popular mounts such as Canon EF, Nikon F, Canon FD, Pentax PK, MD, OM, M42, CY and more.

And this means that photographers and video creators, who own a bunch of vintage lenses now have an entirely new experience with the modern autofocus technology.

Pricing and Availability

The new Megadap Leica M to Nikon Z autofocus adapter is priced at $349 USD directly from Megadap via their website here.

More product information  head over to http://www.megadap.net/.


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