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11-01-2011, 01:33 PM   #1
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Tamron Adaptall SP 200-500mm F5.6

these are about the first shots I took with this lens using the K7




and a 100% crop


and showing the worst the lens can do, with Purple Fringing

and with PF removed



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Love the bokeh on image 2. Never seen purple fringing like that, still a very nice image after cleanup.
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Love the bokeh on image 2. Never seen purple fringing like that, still a very nice image after cleanup.
that is the nice thing about shooting into the trees, if you can get isolation of distance, it just fades into a multi color blurr. The PF on the last image was probably the worst possible conditions. I know normally that posting in the sample photo archive should be great images, but this is a reality with this lens, high contrast, especially backlit situations bring about PF. This shot had fill flash to brighten the subject, if I recall correctly
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here is my latest with the monster, as I like to call it




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Nice one. I Love his expression, it's all in the eyes.
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Nice one. I Love his expression, it's all in the eyes.
thanks, I think grackles are the bird world tough guys. just from the looks any way
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More from the beast this weekend

all are cropped and resized 50% to post





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one funny problem, posted in the 300mm+ club also but should be here



look closely in the middle



not sure the source of the reflection and it is very small, but.....

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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
one funny problem, posted in the 300mm+ club also but should be here

look closely in the middle

not sure the source of the reflection and it is very small, but.....
Couldn't find your post on the 300mm thread to review the responces. Any ideas? I'm wondering the anomaly is a reflection off the sensor?

Do you use a UV filter over the front lens?
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Couldn't find your post on the 300mm thread to review the responces. Any ideas? I'm wondering the anomaly is a reflection off the sensor?

Do you use a UV filter over the front lens?
The post was some time ago

Shot with uv front filter and 38mm rear drop in. Optical formula requires the drop in, but it is the stock Tamron one

What prompted me to post here was that I updated my review

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Cz500 200-500/6.9

One generation earlier than the 06A.

According to the adaptall-2.org site the CZ500 traded off susceptibility to red-purple CA in favor of blue-green fringing on the theory that it would be less noticed in typical nature shots. An interesting design choice in the days before digital processing. (IMO, the 360B may do something similar.)

I've found it to be quite satisfactory used with consideration for it's age.

I suspect that the SP version (31A) with a new optical design and able to focus with F5.6 MIGHT offer noticeable improvement over the CZ500 -- but I see no advantage to the more costly 06A model.

This lens works well for close-ups in the 300-450mm FL range once you tweak the exposure settings.

The cinder blocks were at about 72 yds with the 200F 2X TC. The hummer was at 12 ft without the TC. Both shots at ISO 400 with a K200D at F8 and 450mm.

Cropped, re-sized and sharpened in Faststone IV.

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Pacett you should really post this under a separate listing for the lens,
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Well I have to add to this thread, this lens can do better than indicated so far...
First off, a couple of pics showing my efforts at balancing the lens. #1 is (update oops #1 didn't load cos I've already posted the pic in the 300mm lens club ... somewhere...it's an alu plate w a 2nd support point between the focus and zoom rings) more compact, overall I prefer the stability of #2.
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Well I have to add to this thread, this lens can do better than indicated so far...
First off, a couple of pics showing my efforts at balancing the lens. #1 is more compact, overall I prefer the stability of #2.
Most pics on my K5, some samsung NX20 images also.
clearly i need to go back at it.

i need to work on stability, and have since the first test shots, which were done with no plate between tripod and lens.\\i now have a gimball and a 4 inch plate to get the lens centered.

i also need to look at the rear filter
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