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03-16-2008, 08:52 PM   #1
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Opinion on Tamron 80-210mm f3.8-4.0 Tele Macro MF Lens (103A) ?

Wondering if anyone has used this lens and can offer an opinion. I have opportunity to pick one up cheap in great condition.

03-17-2008, 08:43 AM   #2
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Yep, Kevin, I have but I've only just got it & haven't used it yet. Have a look at this site

Oh! & I should add, while the Tamron Adaptalls reputation is excellent, you do need an adaptor. You will notice on e-bay that the Pentax one's typically go for over $US100 for a PKA mount. (PK only go for about $20 - $30). So in effect my 103A cost approx $20 for the lens + $40 shipping + $112 for the mount. But I do intend to buy some more of these lenses and you can, of course, use the adaptor on the other Adaptalls.

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03-17-2008, 11:34 PM   #3
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80-210mm f3.8-4.0 is not a SP lens, so don't expect brilliant IQ. Actually i wouldn't pay even 1$ for it. I have one and the only reason, why I haven't thrown it away, is that I can use it as a hammer.

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