How Well Does Eye-AF Work With The Nikon FTZ Adapter?

If you are wondering how well the Eye-AF works in the Nikon mirrorless cameras, the Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 then this is the video to watch. In this video, I test Eye-AF using the Nikon FTZ adapter with multiple F mount lenses. The lenses include the 70-300 F4, 105mm Macro and the 35mm F1.8.

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How good is the FTZ adapter and how good is the eye af using the FTZ adapter and an f Matt Lenz. That’s also a telephoto. How is good as that? Let’s find that out. Hey, this has got one kid. What’s a storyteller with a camera talking about all the things photographers like you and I are thinking about in this video, I’m going to answer a question that many of my viewers and subscribers and community of mine have asked related to the FTC adapter and IAF. Today we are going to be putting the Nikon 70 to 200 f four on the FTZ adapter and then throwing it on the Nikon z six using IAF to see how good it does, but before we dive in, I just want to say thank you to Mack worldwide warranty for partnering with me on this video. I get a mack worldwide warranty on all of my photography equipment, especially their diamond warranty, which covers accidental damage.

So check that out. Next time you buy new or used equipment and be sure to click that subscribe button because I publish new videos every Monday and Thursday whenever possible. You don’t want to miss it. Okay, so here we go. I’m going to replace my 24 to 70 f four z Mount Lens with this 70 to 200 f Matt Lenz using the FTC adapter. I will do a quick video. Uh, I have to step back because well, the telephoto lens and um, as you can see, I’m also putting some obstacles in the way we’re going to be doing it through some trees. So let’s see how good this does. So right now I have the camera set to 70 millimeters. I’m behind the camera right now, which is why my audio may sound a little different. What I will, what I will be doing is I will be doing some stills and more specifically I will be doing some stills, sort of like this.

Uh, I will position myself next to that tree and ensure that it’s grabbing my eye for these stills instead of the tree, which is in what is in focus right now. So this should be really interesting. We’ll see what happened. Before I do that, let me just do them back in just a little and I’m going to go in the frame and we’re going to see what happened when I stepped in the frame in video using facial recognition at nearly 70 millimeters. I don’t know what I’m at right now but I met nearly 70 70 millimeters. So here we go. Okay. So what’s happening right now is uh, first of all, sorry if the audio is low, I did not switch to my wireless laughed bites like I should. So the mixology on there on top of the camera. So hopefully you hear me.

Okay, we’ll see what happens and all enhance this in post right now I have a tree right here, which is what he was focusing on before he got in frame. I have eight a tree right here with the branches swing in, in front of me. And as from what I can see from, cause I’m actually looking at the video recording in snapbridge. What I can see as it is actually focusing on my face. It didn’t recognize my face. So I can tell that autofocus is working with facial recognition at nearly 200 millimeters. I don’t know exactly what I meant. I could find out when I switched to still mode, but uh, at nearly 200 millimeters, if not act toward the middle of meters. It is focusing perfectly on my face right now. In video, I am going to switch to still mode or we’re going to test out IAF. I’m actually going to step back further. Make sure I’m at toys and millimeters on the dock and we’ll go from there.


okay. So right now if you might be hearing the 35 millimeter 1.8 lens focusing, uh, it is focusing on me, but it’s allowed focused, even though it’s a silent we’ve motor, it’s, it’s, it’s loud. So, uh, I’m gonna switch this deal and we’re going to see if it detects my face for this is the one 35 millimeter f Matt Lenz, the 1.8 on an FTZ adopter. We’re about to test IAF. Let’s do this.

okay, so I’m back in video mode. As you can see, it did a pretty good job actually of getting my eye with that Lens. So it might be a telephoto thing. I’m going to switch to think. I’ll switch to the a one o five macro lens. I’m, we’ll have to step back again. I’m going to see what happens with that lens next. So If worked perfect for the one o one o five macro lens as well. So it might just be a long lens. Faraway thing with the ICC just is too small that it can’t see it. So maybe if I was at 200 millimeters and closer it’d be okay. Let’s find out right now


okay. Okay.

So there you go. As you can see, the 7,200 f four lens on the FEC adapter actually did do IAF when the, I was big enough in the frame. So really I f requires the eye to be large enough. If your subject is too far away, if they’re not feeling the frame enough, then If is not going to work as well as it would. It may not even pick it up really. So make sure if you’re using IAF, uh, which by the way, it really worked from still mode. It’s not working video, which is why I couldn’t show it to you live and video. Uh, it makes sure that your subject is filling the frame enough so the is detectable. If you’re using a long telephoto lens and your subject is too far away, then you still may not get it as you saw outside. If you have any questions, comment below. I look forward to chatting with you about this video. Thanks for watching.

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