Using Canon EF Lenses on Nikon Z Cameras

The ability to utilize a wide range of lenses is crucial for achieving creative vision and capturing diverse subjects. Lens choice impacts everything from focal length and depth of field to image stabilization and low-light performance.  However, investing in a comprehensive lens collection, especially across different camera systems, can be a significant financial undertaking.

Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this informative video explores a solution that could potentially save you money and expand your creative options: the Megadap EFTZ21 adapter. This innovative tool allows you to mount Canon EF lenses, typically used on Canon DSLRs, onto Nikon Z mirrorless cameras. Frost's review highlights the adapter's functionality, including autofocus capabilities, aperture control, and image stabilization, essentially enabling you to use your Canon EF lenses as if they were native Nikon Z lenses.

Frost meticulously examines the adapter's performance with various Canon EF lenses, including those with USM and STM autofocus motors. While he notes that autofocus speed with USM lenses may be slightly slower than on native Canon cameras, the adapter still delivers accurate and reliable focusing, making it suitable for a variety of applications. He further emphasizes the adapter's seamless integration with other lens features, ensuring a smooth and efficient shooting experience.

This adapter presents a compelling option for photographers who own both Canon EF lenses and Nikon Z cameras, or those considering a switch to the Nikon Z system but hesitant to abandon their existing lens collection. By bridging the gap between these two systems, the Megadap EFTZ21 offers a cost-effective way to broaden your lens choices and explore new creative possibilities. 

Check out the video above for the full rundown from Frost.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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