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09-13-2010, 07:44 PM   #1
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[SOLD] 300mm f/2.8 Tamron Prime with PKA Adapter & 2X Converter (US/CAN) Marketplace Listing

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300mm f/2.8 Tamron Prime with PKA Adapter & 2X Converter

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Item Description
300mm f/2.8 Tamron Prime with PKA adapter and 2X

Here's a great old veteran for you. This lens has been places most people only dream of. Purchased from a news photographer and used extensively here and abroad. Lens was in poor shape with scrapes all over and front lens scratched, so I had it refurbished by a repair facility. New front element was installed and the entire lens was gone over. Focus is now smooth as ever. I took care of the exterior appearance to make it look as it does today.
Here's your chance to own a great big piece of glass in nice optical condition. Please look carefully at the photos and pictures taken recently with a D700.
Yes, the lens will cover full frame as well as APS-C!
Lens hood is original, although it appears to have been shortened a bit from the original at one point. No matter, it works just fine and the bayonet mount works well. Comes with tamron SP BBAR 2X teleconverter 01F.
about the lens:
Tamron SP 300mm F/2.8 LD-IF Model 60B: This lens has a revised optical design compared to Tamron's earlier Model 107B, features internal focusing (IF), and features two low dispersion (LD) elements which are shown in green in the above optical layout. The addition of internal focusing required the addition of three additional internal lens elements for IF plus a redesign of both the front and rear optical groups. This lens is slightly sharper and has significantly higher contrast compared to the earlier Model 107B. Like the earlier 107B, this lens has very slight amounts of off-axis lateral color and coma, but these off-axis aberrations have been greatly reduced. Overall, this is a very sharp lens with performance which was not easily surpassed by similar OEM lenses of the era.
Lines per MM range from 51 at f/2.8 to 64 at f/8 without teleconverter.
All fine and good, but what about THIS particular lens?
Here are actual pictures of the lens and shots taken with it so you can make your own decisions:
Why am I selling? Just switched to full-frame and want a bit more reach.
Thanks for looking. Wolfgang

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Dep on location. 7.5 lbs from 12186

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Warranted to be as described and as shown. 5 days to inspect

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!

Last edited by Djedi; 09-13-2010 at 07:54 PM.
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09-15-2010, 07:39 AM   #3
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