The Ultimate Guide to Nikon Z Mount Lenses

A Complete List of Nikkor Z and 3rd Party Z Mount Mirrorless Lenses

UPDATED: October 26, 2020

To the best of our knowledge, this is a complete list of native (not adapted) lenses for Nikon Z Mount. If you know of any Z-Mount lenses currently in production that are not on this list, please let us know. Affiliate Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Z Mount Lenses – FX (Full Frame)

Z Mount Lenses – DX (APS-C)

All of the above full frame lenses will work on crop sensor Nikon Z Mount mirrorless bodies like the Nikon Z50. The following lenses are optimized for APS-C sensor sizes, and may be smaller and lighter as a result. These lenses will only work correctly on full frame bodies in DX crop mode, and may otherwise exhibit heavy vignetting around the edge of the frame.


Min FL – Minimum Focal Length
Zm FL – Zoom Focal Length
Max Apt – Maximum Aperture
Zm Apt – Zoom Aperture
AF – Autofocus
Mcr – Macro
Min FD – Minimum Focusing Distance
Ele – Elements
Grp – Groups
Bld – Aperture Blades
Dia – Filter Diameter
Wt – Weight
VR – Vibration Reduction
WS – Weather Sealed

Adapting Nikon F-Mount Lenses

When Nikon first announced their FX and DX mirrorless cameras, the first question many were asking was whether you could still use the current Nikon DSLR lens mount on mirrorless bodies. According to Nikon, the FTZ Lens Adapter will allow you to adapt approximately 360 DSLR lenses to use with their mirrorless system, 90 of which are of the AF-S, AF-P or AF-I type and have full AF/AE capability.

The full list of current Nikon DSLR lenses can be found here. Any AF-S and AF-P lenses in this list should autofocus fine with the adapter. The adapter will not add autofocus capability to any manual lenses.

Adapting Canon EF Lenses to Nikon Z-Mount

One interesting recent development is the Fringer EF-NZ Adapter, which allows you to adapt Canon EF Mount glass to Nikon Z-Mount bodies.

I have not tried this yet, but many people claim that it works just as well as Nikon’s FTZ adapter. Ken Rockwell says it often gives him better results than the FTZ adapter.

Tamron Lenses for Nikon Z-Mount

Tamron has expressed interest in reverse-engineering the Nikon Z-Mount protocol and developing a line of native Z-Mount mirrorless lenses. This would be an exciting addition to the system, given their solid offerings for the Sony E-Mount system as of late.

On June 15, 2020, reported a tip that Tamron is indeed pursuing a Z-Mount line, but development has been subject to COVID-related delays.

In a June 17, 2020 interview with Englewood Camera, Tamron sales representative Mark Morris confirmed that the company was definitely developing lenses for Nikon and Canon full-frame mirrorless mounts:

“Under development, for both. It’s one of those things where it’s very clear, the mirrorless paradigm is our focus… We want to support as many photographers as we possibly can… we don’t like not being an option, so as much as we can we’ll support as many as we can.”

Mark Morris, interview with Englewood Camera, June 2020

Tamron maintains a Z-Mount compatibility list for its adapted DSLR lenses here.

Sigma Lenses for Nikon Z-Mount

In a February 3, 2020 interview with Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki, he states, “We are now looking at the Canon and Nikon mirrorless systems, but we are still studying the systems, and have not decided whether or not we will make the lenses for them.”

Adapting Sigma Lenses for Z Mount

In September of 2018, Sigma released a statement assuring customers that all of their current lenses are fully functional on Nikon Z-Mount cameras using the FTZ adapter. Some of their older lenses may have issues or work in manual focus mode only:

Operating condition of Nikon “Z7” and SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for Nikon mount

Thank you for purchasing and using our products.

We would like to announce that we have confirmed that SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for Nikon mount in the current lineup do not have any issues with general operation when they are used on the “Z7”, released by Nikon Corporation, via their “Mount Adapter FTZ”.

In addition, please note the information below when using the following lenses.

Interchangeable lenses that do not incorporate an AF drive motor will operate only in manual focus.

Some interchangeable lenses shipped out before November 2013 that are not compatible with the latest DSLR cameras will not operate.

We will continue verification and provide updates on the operating conditions including discontinued models.

For further information, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary / distributor.

We appreciate your continued support for our company and products.

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