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04-17-2010, 04:43 PM   #1
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Tamron-F 80-205mm f4.5

I just scored an AF200Sa flash, SMC Pentax-A 1:1.7, and a Tamron-F 80-205mm 1:4.5 bundle for $30 off of a craigslist ad. I know the value of the first two items ( which makes me happy ), but I have no clue about the last lens (Tamron-F).

I tried to look it up online, but there's no info on it. The lens definitely works on the crippled KAF2 mount that my K-X has and works just fine as a manual lens (i just need to use a tripod with this zoom). Does anyone know the specs and/or history to this lens? Any additional info would be great to hear. I've added pix of the lens onto this thread.

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04-17-2010, 05:10 PM   #2
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Is that an all metal construction? How heavy is it? I've never heard of or seen that lens before either, so I have no idea what it is, and I haven't even heard of a lens that would use that very odd range.
04-17-2010, 05:23 PM   #3
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It weighs 1 pound 6.3 ounces (24.3 ounces) and pretty sure that it's metal except for the focus ring. Comes with a manual retracting hood and is about 7 inches when it's extended.

Yeah, I'm pretty perplexed myself about this lens. I saw one on e-bay for a Canon, but that didn't give me much info.
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I have this lense for my Canon. What would you like to know?

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I haven't had time to play around with it, but in general, what do you think of this lens? What f-stop do you use to keep it at its sharpest. Does it experience a lot of CA? What is its value?
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Tamron 1:4.5 80

Hi. Did you learn anything about this lens? My step-father, who recently passed away, left he some camera equipment. One of the things is a Tamron lens, made in Japan. Thanks, Cinci

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