Author Topic: Problems with the TechArt TZE-01 Adapter for Mounting Sony-E Lenses on the Nkon  (Read 1384 times)

Michael Erlewine

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I received the TechArt adapter and I have the Voigtlander 110mm APO Macro Sony E-Mount and the Voitlander 65mm APO Macro in Sony E-Mount. However, the problem that appears, using either of these lenses and the adapter on the Z7, is that the image I see in the Live View or EVF seems the right lighting, but when I click the shutter, the resulting image is VERY much over exposed. So, in order to get a properly exposed image I have to try and see in the EVF or Live View and focus a VERY dark image to get a resulting properly exposed image. Any ideas or similar experiences. And this is a major PITA.

Unless there is a work-around, this is a major disappointment.  I have hoped to have a what-you-see-is-what-you-get experience with this adapter and these Voigtlander Son--E-Mount lenses.
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I am sorry to hear the adapter does not work properly.
Thank you for sharing your experience. Much appreciated: This adapter was high on my list but I will wait with ordering one.
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On closer examination, the adapter (for some reason) is not allowing the lens to stop down to take the actual shot after focusing wider open. Any ideas how to fix that?
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Perhaps the lens needs to be set to its minimum aperture?

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Could it be that it requires an electronic aperture?
Reading the specification it does not support Samyang lenses, maybe they don’t support really manual lenses?

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Perhaps the lens needs to be set to its minimum aperture?

It looks like I have to set the aperture in the camera and work that way. It's not a big problem, but a little one. LOL.
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Aha. Like any AF/AFS Nikkor on the FTZ then ....

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Michael, sorry about your problem, but it seems to be one of the "known bugs":

http://techartpro.com/bugs/

...and you would have to set the aperture manually with the aperture ring on the lens.
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Michael, sorry about your problem, but it seems to be one of the "known bugs":

http://techartpro.com/bugs/

...and you would have to set the aperture manually with the aperture ring on the lens.


I understand. It was a momentary misunderstanding on my part. It looks OK. This with the Sony 65mm APO Macro  A rose, finishing up.
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at least it works like a spot meter now  :o :o :o

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At least Techart have admitted to these issues, so hopefully will be in a position to remedy them.

Michael, have you had a chance yet to try out your 110mm Voigtlaender on your Z7?  I will be curious to see how the newcomer compares with the 125mm.

Michael, sorry about your problem, but it seems to be one of the "known bugs":

http://techartpro.com/bugs/

...and you would have to set the aperture manually with the aperture ring on the lens.
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I am working on the 110mm APO Sony-E. At first glance, it is not as effective as the 65mm APO Sony-E, but that may be the stiffness of the helicoid.  I have grand kids here now, but tomorrow I will check it out. My first try with the 110mm was not very good. Will post here as soon as I have a better chance to see how it's doing.
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They haven't shipped mine yet with the following explanation:
I just checked with our Shipping Dept. they said we got the notify from Techart on June 25th.. Techart explained the lens dock which included for firmware upgrading is a little too tight. so Techart was planing to improve it and re-made the lens dock. all the adapters we have in stock need be returned back to Techart. they improved it and then we can ship the item.

It's a new awesome product. Techart just want to make sure it's in 100% perferct condition. Hope you understand.

Techart just completely the upgraded and they'll ship the latest version to us today. So we can ship your orde tomorrow (or next day at latest).


So Michael, how's your firmware dock?
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They haven't shipped mine yet with the following explanation:
I just checked with our Shipping Dept. they said we got the notify from Techart on June 25th.. Techart explained the lens dock which included for firmware upgrading is a little too tight. so Techart was planing to improve it and re-made the lens dock. all the adapters we have in stock need be returned back to Techart. they improved it and then we can ship the item.

It's a new awesome product. Techart just want to make sure it's in 100% perferct condition. Hope you understand.

Techart just completely the upgraded and they'll ship the latest version to us today. So we can ship your orde tomorrow (or next day at latest).


So Michael, how's your firmware dock?

I have not messed with it. There is no firmware update that I know of. I am still just figuring out how to get the most out of the adapter. Will check it.
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The Voigtlander 110mm and 65mm APO Macros on the Nikon Z7 Camera

I’m a big fan of the Voigtlander APO lenses and have been for years. I was sad that Zeiss forbid them to keep making the Voigtlander 125mm APO Lanthar when they moved to Japan. It looks like that stricture is breaking up or at least bending with the advent of the Voigtlander 110mm and 65mm APO Macros in Sony E-Mount.

With my first look at the TZE-01 adapter from TechArt, I find the TZE-01 adapter easy to take on and off, so no “frozen-on” that some adapters show, where I have to take a pair of wide-pliers to gently get the adapter off.

I tested the TZE-01 with both the Voigtlander 65mm APO Macro and the Voigtlander 110mm APO Macro. The reviews I have read on these lenses praise the 110mm more than the 65mm, but I’m funny in what I like. First, I like a slightly wider macro lens and 65mm suits me fine.

They say the focus throw for both lenses is comparable, but I am only (or mostly) interested in the close-up and near macro range. For that, the 65mm macro has a focus throw of about 325 degrees, taking perhaps the last 50 degrees for the 2-meter distance and out.

As for the 110mm lens, it has about 250 degrees for the distance from 1:1 to 1:2, so for my purposes it has a more limited focus throw and it shows. I am used to a long focus through like the Voigtlander 125mm APO-Lanthar (630-degrees) and the Leical 100mm Elmarit-R (720 degrees) lenses. Compared to these classic lenses, the focus throw of new Voigtlander 110mm and 65mm APO lenses are a bit shorter than I like. Of the two new ones, the 65mm focus-throw does not bother me, but the 110mm is just enough shorter to make life more difficult than they would have had to. For close-up work I need a longer focus throw, although I try to make do.

Both lenses have 10-blades, not the best, but for me not a real problem. The 110mm lens goes 1:1, while the 65mm lens goes 1:2. I seldom work 1:1, so the wider range of the 65mm is just fine with me.

Neither of these lenses is up to what if find as the best for my work, lenses like:

APO EL Nikkor 105mm f/5.6
Schneider Macro-Varon 85mm f/4.5
Printing Nikkors (95mm, 105mm, and 150mm)
Nikkor “O” CRT lens 55mm f/1.2
Hartblei Superrotator Macro 120mm f/4 T/S
and others.

These new Voigtlanders are in the category of the Voigtlander APO-Lanthar 125mm f/2.5, but I prefer the 9-blades of the CV-125 to the new 65mm and 110mm with their 10-blades. The CV-125 APO Lanthar is a magic lens, IMO. These three Voigtlanders (like the CV-125) produce more artifacts when stacked than I like, but they clean up pretty well. I see the two new Voigtlanders (110mm and 65mm) as a good bet for non-studio work, shooting outside in the field, etc.

Right now, I am being a little hard on the 110mm and the 65mm APOs, to see if I will really use them. I probably will. The TZE-01 is so small that it’s almost like they were made for the Nikon Z7. I have a TZE-01 for each of them, so I won’t be doing a lot of taking the adapters on and off.

I may find I want to use these two lenses on a focus rail to get a smoother result when stacking focus, as I do.
I hate to do that  because the focus rail is not the best for the stacking software, but will check it out anyway.

Here are a few quick images taken with the CV-65 APO Macro. Still not happy with the 100mm... yet.
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