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03-19-2009, 07:42 AM   #1
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Tamron SP 24-48mm f3.5 model 13A

Stumbled across one of these lenses in real nice condition and allready have an adaptall mount for PKA but I think the lens is pricey at $100.00. Anyone with experience with this lens? How is IQ, bokeh, sharpness etc.? Does it work well with Pentax digital (yeah I Know about crop factor).


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Quick and dirty google.
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The K-A adaptall by itself can go for $100...
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According to the folks at mf forum, this is a fairly rare lens, and a good one:
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Adaptall-2.com has a storng favorable opinion

Tamron 13A Compact Super-Wide Zoom SP 24~48mmF/3.5-3.8
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ahoy seacapt... can u do me a favor, if possible.. can you post some pics of your pka adapter.. i'm looking to buy one (if i can find one).. and want to make sure that if i have the opportunity, i secure the correct adaptall pka adapter for pentax...
thanks much, dave m
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Here you go - as with all A lenses the mount has the contacts, which is the quickest way to tell whether it's K-A or plain K
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcmsox2004 Quote
ahoy seacapt... can u do me a favor, if possible.. can you post some pics of your pka adapter.. i'm looking to buy one (if i can find one).. and want to make sure that if i have the opportunity, i secure the correct adaptall pka adapter for pentax...
thanks much, dave m
I may have one for sale later on. I am waiting to get a new one from Frank coming in a few days. I do have one that is pk/a adapter but only do Av mode up to f/4.0. I will retry to follow all the leads in fixing it on scraping one of the screw heads, so far it is not working for me. Usually the pk-a goes around 85 to 125 in ebay.

I have few SP adaptall-2 lens and I can recommend all three that I have tried and the two that I am planning to try. Now I will have one more to pay attention to.



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Haha, there's my old lens! Very nice writeup, Hin It seems you like the 28-135's features that I didn't (1-touch zoom, especially) so I'm glad to hear it went to someone who will use it

The 24-48 was a lens I went hunting for, and the shop just happened to have an A 24-50/4 (which I sold a couple months ago). The 24mm starting point is very nice both on film and APS-C...and I have read all the favorable posts on MFF.

For $100, with the PKA Adaptall...that's a deal I wouldn't pass up
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Haha, there's my old lens! Very nice writeup, Hin It seems you like the 28-135's features that I didn't (1-touch zoom, especially) so I'm glad to hear it went to someone who will use it

The 24-48 was a lens I went hunting for, and the shop just happened to have an A 24-50/4 (which I sold a couple months ago). The 24mm starting point is very nice both on film and APS-C...and I have read all the favorable posts on MFF.

For $100, with the PKA Adaptall...that's a deal I wouldn't pass up
I bumped a recent thread to show more pictures from your Tamron SP 28-135mm f/4.0-4.5 1:4 28A, it is quite a zoom to have, especially for hiking.

More recent test photos in
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
The K-A adaptall by itself can go for $100...
The $100. is for lens alone
QuoteOriginally posted by dcmsox2004 Quote
ahoy seacapt... can u do me a favor, if possible.. can you post some pics of your pka adapter.. i'm looking to buy one (if i can find one).. and want to make sure that if i have the opportunity, i secure the correct adaptall pka adapter for pentax...
thanks much, dave m
Ok Nester already posted pic for you, just make sure it says PK or PK A on the back. I probably would not have gone looking for adaptals but found one in a bag of gear that I bought a while ago. My experiences with them have been mixed.



Thanks for the links but does anyone have hands on experience with this lens?
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QuoteOriginally posted by hinman Quote
I bumped a recent thread to show more pictures from your Tamron SP 28-135mm f/4.0-4.5 1:4 28A, it is quite a zoom to have, especially for hiking.

More recent test photos in
Ohhh nice...maybe I should have used it more often

I found it to be too heavy for my tastes, and I even like heavy lenses
QuoteOriginally posted by seacapt Quote
The $100. is for lens alone

Thanks for the links but does anyone have hands on experience with this lens?
For $100...it's an ok deal. Sorry for the thread jacks but AD2 SP discussions bring out the fans And the 24-48 is a fairly scare lens to begin with. If nothing else...buy it, use it...keep it or sell it.

That's the reality of "rare" lenses...fewer people can give impressions :/
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I think both the A and F 24-50mm Pentax versions usually go for over that price. I really like my F 24-50, it is a great length on digital.
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Thought I'd pass this along . I bought the lens and have played with it for a couple weeks now . All I can say is WOW! Shapness and clarity surpassmy A 50/1.7 ! Build is phenominal. You guys with LBA should look for one of these.
The only down sides are :
1) Manual Focus
2) It's heavey but that is what I'm used to ingood glass.
3) Filters mount in hood not on lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by seacapt Quote
Thought I'd pass this along . I bought the lens and have played with it for a couple weeks now . All I can say is WOW! Shapness and clarity surpassmy A 50/1.7 ! Build is phenominal. You guys with LBA should look for one of these.
The only down sides are :
1) Manual Focus
2) It's heavey but that is what I'm used to ingood glass.
3) Filters mount in hood not on lens.
You should post test photos of the lens as well as the lens itself next to another lens for size comparison. I would think of the oddness in a zoom with its short zoom range. But you never know, when a lens is good in achieving outstanding IQ and sharpness, anything is very much wanted and desired in the LBA landscape. Fast and good quality glass are heavy and I am with you in not staying away from heavy glass.

Does the lens come with a lens hood? Is your lens hood original? It is kind of odd that the filter is mounted on hood instead of your lens. A picture will clarify this better.

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