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02-01-2009, 07:05 PM   #1
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anyone have any info about Tamron adapt-a-matic lenses

as usual looking around for a new lens and came across one that i managed to identify as one of these Adaptall-2.com
Tamron Adapt-A-Matic Series Lenses has anyone ever seen or used or know anything about these? it uses the M42 mount and the lens i was looking at has what looks like this adaptor on it Auctiva Image Hosting
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I'm assuming they are the same as the Tamron Adaptall lenses. You bought the lens and then you bought the right adapter for your camera mount.

BTW, I updated the title of your thread to make it more informative.
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That is a beautiful lens. The Adapt-a-matic system is similar to the later Adaptall and Adaptall-2 in that they were designed to allow mounting of the lens on multiple bodies via various adapters. Since it has the "Auto/Man" switch, it should be compatible with not only M-42 screw mount cameras, but also K-mount cameras (using a M-42/K-mount adapter in combination with included screw mount). That would be your only Pentax-lineage option other than an M-42 body since the lens and adapter system pre-dated the K-mount by about a decade.

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The adapt-a-matics are like Steve says, the oldest incarnation of what became Adaptall-2.

I think those lenses are beautiful

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ok fess up which one of you bought it out from under me ahh well should have just bought it when i hade the chance but figured its on page 9 with like 5 days left on the auction i should be safe,
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Luis Allegria has posted many beautiful pictures taken with his Adapt-a-Matic lenses on MFLenses. Here are a few links:

Manual Focus Lenses :: View topic - Tamron Adaptamatic 135/2.8 - sharp !

Manual Focus Lenses :: View topic - The tale of three Tamrons...

Manual Focus Lenses :: View topic - Tamron Adaptamatic 85-205/3.5 - The best Adaptamatic zoom ?

But beware, Luis is a really talented photographer and he would be able to take beautiful pictures with a soda bottle bottom...

Cheers!

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