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05-30-2008, 09:06 AM   #1
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Tamron AF Tele-Macro 90-300 Zoom

Anybody with any experience with this lens? I just picked one up on Ebay for $150 and thankfully this time got one with no fungus or other issues.

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Sigh... bump.
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I'm not too familiar with that lens. Is there really a 90-300mm Tamron or did you mean the 70-300 Di LD ?
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The seller said 90-300. This is the description:

We are offering a used Tamron auto focus Tele-Macro 90-300mm f/4.5-5.6 zoom lens with a Pentax K SMC-F mount. Front and rear lens caps, lens hood, and a UV filter are included. Filter size is 58mm.

This lens has a nice zoom range that will cover many of your sports and nature photo situations.

Lens is marked as an auto focus lens, but the previous owner used it on a manual focus Pentax body. The auto focus feature is UNTESTED. Optics appear to be clean and clear, with no fungus, scratches, or scuffs found. Focus and aperture controls move smoothly, and the aperture blades open and close crisply. Lens barrel shows some signs of normal use, but no signs of abuse. Serial # 0021395.

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Here are some pictures taken today at the Zoo with this lens.
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Clarification on Setup

Thanks for posting the sample pictures.
Just to be clear you took these with the Pentax K200D and the Tamron 90-300mm?

How did the auto focus work? Any glitches or lag?

I have this lens and use it with a SLR.
I am interested in purchasing a K200D so I am researching compatibility.

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Glad it worked out for you - I've never seen a 90-300 but it looks like it provides good sharp output.

If it doesn't suffer from the PF of the Tamron 70-300, it's definately a good buy. If it does suffer from the same flaw - you can get new 70-300s for the same price.
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which K adapter for Tamron AF ?

I have K20D ( love it !!) and looking at eBay offer for used Tamron AF 90-300 for Nikon. I have KA adaptall 2 that I could put on it.... but would the auto focus work ok with my Adaptall KA or is there some other Adaptall that I should get ? .... Hal.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Hal Lewis Quote
I have K20D ( love it !!) and looking at eBay offer for used Tamron AF 90-300 for Nikon. I have KA adaptall 2 that I could put on it.... but would the auto focus work ok with my Adaptall KA or is there some other Adaptall that I should get ? .... Hal.
Tamron AF lenses do not have interchangeable mounts like the Adaptall-2 series of MF lenses, therefore the Tamron AF 90-300 for Nikon cannot be used with your Pentax. You can buy the Tamron 70-300 in Pentax mounts very reasonably - no need to hunt for a 90-300.
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