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08-26-2010, 11:51 AM   #1
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Lens review note RE: Tamron Adaptall Lenses

For those that haven't recently visited the Site Suggestions and Tamron Lens review pages, Adam and Ole are revising the lens catalog and could use some help from those with either in-depth knowledge of Tamron brand lenses or that may have unusual lenses or old Tamron catalog ads. You'll note that the Adaptalls now have a section of their own.

I've a special affection for Adaptall lenses and have always associated them with Pentax bodies as complementing the philosophy of accommodating high quality, legacy lenses. It would be especially satisfying to see the PF review section become the universal 'go-to' source for Adaptall reviews and info. I imagine the resulting high hit-count for the PF site would be helpful too.

It would also seem appropriate that the Adaptall 'club' thread become a repository for historic and technical content containing stickies or articles that are Adaptall specific, more so than the general info in the Photo Articles section. Just mining the historic posts in the PF on Adaptall lenses would be a great start. A Wiki-like effort to consolidate the best of the best from some of the 'club members' into titled articles would contain world-class reference material.

Here's the beginnings of a comprehensive listing of Tamron and Adaptall lenses:

Tamron for PF.doc (28.5 KB, 8 views)

If some of you would take the time to help audit it for errors, omissions and additions it would help with the project. There's more definitive info in the Suggestions section here and a good description of the protocol for third party lens review submissions:

Let's help make the Adaptall club the web's best Adaptall resource as a 'public service' to the unwashed heathens using the lesser brands.


08-27-2010, 03:39 PM   #2
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The current tamron adaptall lens listings can be found here: Tamron Adaptall Lenses - Pentax Third-Party Lens Review Database

Also, it would be nice if we could indeed get a few articles written and posted to the articles section.

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