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Still Enjoy Old Glass
Lens: Tamron Adaptall 103A Camera: K5 Photo Location: Cottonwood, CA USA 
Posted By: WillH, 12-13-2012, 03:57 PM

Couldn't stand it - had to escape for a little while. Took that camera and the antique Tamron 103A for a walk. Wonder how many times those aperture blades have cycled? I suspect many tens of thousands! That lens has been on three cameras beginning about 1984!

Still have a few colors hanging on in the bottom of the gulches.



Fungi is looking a little tough! Froze last nite so the mushrooms took a hit!



Moss is starting to green up!



Bet Tessfully knows what this is!



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12-13-2012, 04:23 PM   #2
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Nice colors and sharpness. Agree those old lenses are a lot of fun!
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Fantastic set! Something about old lenses, I just got given a circa 66 f 1.4 50mm and I see a love affair ahead...
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Nice colors and sharpness. Agree those old lenses are a lot of fun!
Thanks Paul! That lens still kicks out great colors. Just cropped......what you see is what was there! I've really enjoyed that particular lens!

I dunno deaning! What is it about getting old! Gawd, never thought I'd acting like all the old farts I knew years ago. But here I am! Swooning about my love of old lenses and complaining about my aches and pains! Damn, I didn't escape. Ah what the heck......can't dance so I'll take a picture of it!


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wonderful clarity and colors Will, I would hold on to that "old faithful" lens,
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Nice, colorful, clear images Will. Old glass is good (mostly) wish that I would have kept more of what I had.
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Very nice indeed, love that sharp crispness and colour
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Nice, colorful, clear images Will. Old glass is good (mostly) wish that I would have kept more of what I had.
Heinrich, I'm really enjoying these old lenses! Had some nice Canon lenses, for my film camera, that I sold to buy the K5. Those Tamron Adaptall lenses area't worth much so I just kept them? I'm surprised how well they do on the K5! Anyhoo, it's fun! Think the lens I used today is only worth about $30.00 tops.

Bob! Thanks! BTW.....FYI...Discovered this morning that all my photos of the Astoria Column are on slides? Guess you're just going to have to travel up there and do a photo shoot!

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If it ain't broke - great old piece of hardware there Will.
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If it ain't broke - great old piece of hardware there Will.
Tis true! Here's the lot! All those lenses aren't worth the price of a medium quality digital camera body! I packed the lens, second for the right, all over the planet! Sounds sentimental but they are sorta like old friends - flawed, outdated but devoted! The biggest challenge was changing them from Canon to Pentax adapters! Adapters are worth more than the lens!


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Wow, not that is a decent line up of lenses! Your photos are wonderful too. I have also just discovered the joy of older lenses. Each has its own personality... I love getting to know them. Thanks for sharing yours Will!
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Wow, not that is a decent line up of lenses! Your photos are wonderful too. I have also just discovered the joy of older lenses. Each has its own personality... I love getting to know them. Thanks for sharing yours Will!
Tess, you a farm gal! What's the last picture? Bet you know!
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Tess, you a farm gal! What's the last picture? Bet you know!
I think I know what it is - I have a guess anyway.....but I will let Tess guess first.

The images are all great - love the nice contrast and sharpness. Seems you are liking your focus screen and putting it to good use.
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Well Stan, appears Tessfully isn't playing along! Too many images too look at so I completely understand!

Did you guess "Cattle squeeze tail gate handle"? If you did - Bravo! If not "Bravo" anyhoo!
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Well Stan, appears Tessfully isn't playing along! Too many images too look at so I completely understand!

Did you guess "Cattle squeeze tail gate handle"? If you did - Bravo! If not "Bravo" anyhoo!
Yes - as a matter of fact I did! Well, don't know about the exact terminology, but I would have said Cattle Chute gate handle.......
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