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09-19-2007, 09:09 AM   #1
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[SOLD] FS: Tamron AF 300 f/2.8

I have a Tamron SP AF300mm f/2.8 LD-IF, model EP60, that I don't use enough these days. Therefore I've decided that it's time to let it go to a better home.

The lens is in Ex+ condition (KEH rating).To elaborate a little bit, the exterior has a few scraping marks but absolutely no dings. The glass is clean, no fungus or haze and only very little dust.

The lens comes with the following:
- tripodmount
- lens hood
- 112mm clear protection filter designed for this lens
- two extra filter holders with generic 81A and 81B filters (43mm) mounted
- front cap
- soft case

All these accessories are original Tamron designed for this lens (with the exception of the 43mm filters).

I guess a little information on the lens would be in place. In KAF mount this is a very rare lens. Since I bought it about five years ago I've only seen it once on EBay and that was three or four years ago. Otherwise I only know about one more owner of this lens. Its sharp already wide open at f/2.8 but at f/4.0 its just biting sharp. The optical formula is rumored to be same as the Pentax FA*, but don't take my word on it as I've never managed to get it confirmed.

I'm looking for $1800 OBO plus shipping and PayPal fees if applicable.

I'll post more pictures if anyone is interested.

/Paul



09-19-2007, 10:35 AM   #2
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ughhhhh need third job... I would love it but no way now. good luck selling. could we see a few shoots taken with it? just to torture myself a bit.
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Yeah, that's some serious drool-inducing optics! My friend and I at work discussed going in 50-50 on it....I said he could have it during the week and I take it during the weekends

Good luck with the sale!
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Here is some quick samples. Please note that I've posted crude JPEGs straight out of the my old ist D with no post processing of any kind. Both these have been taken with a teleconverter attached. I'll post new samples over the weekend when I get home.

At f/2.8:


At f/4.0:


I know they are not the best examples, but I'm currently away from home and these are the best examples I have on my laptop.


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I'd be happy to email these files to anyone thats interested in the lens
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Now look at that!

How much euro's is that? Any info on shipping within the European Union? Thanks
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To paraphrase Mick 'Crocodile' Dundee, "Now that's a lens!"

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paul,
i'd love to upgrade my 60B to this, but..............wow

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I just realized that I probably used the Tamron 1.4 teleconverter on both those photos. You can't get that close to the lions at LA Zoo.
But I guess that just shows the IQ of these lenses.
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The first image is starting, just look superb. A bit of a levels adjustment and wow.
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Hello,

I am interested in your lens. What would be the final price (shipping to Germany, PayPal fees)? Is the Tamron 1.4 teleconverter included?

Kind regards,
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Sent you a pm froeschle
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Hi Paul,

Add me to the people who are interested please. I just missed out on another 300-2.8, yours looks like a fine performer as well. Could you mail me some wide open examples in full resolution please?

Mike
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