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[SOLD] Tamron 52B SP 90mm f2.5 MACRO Adaptall (no mount) (Worldwide)

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Tamron 52B SP 90mm f2.5 MACRO Adaptall (no mount)

Asking Price
$169.00

Item Location
Kearney, Nebraska USA

Item Description
This is the rarely offered Tamron (Adaptall) SP 90mm f2.5 Macro model 52B (manual focus macro). It is widely proclaimed to be the best "bang-for-the-buck" macro lens available. Selling only because I have too many macro lenses and need to pay for other purchases.

Reaches 1:2 ratio by itself and Tamron 1.4x and 2.0x converters are commonly available if you wish to get even closer. As with all Adaptall lenses, your degree of functionality depends upon the mount you put on it. Both PK (M) and PK/A mounts are available (or if you have already discovered the quality of the Tamron Adaptall lenses you probably already have some.) Third party adaptall mounts are commonly available on that infernal auction site. Tamron has 3 different Pentax compatible mounts; M42, PK and PKA: The PKA provides automatic exposure. I use the PKA versions in the Av mode on my K-x. The PK or m42 versions can be used in "green button mode" on your Pentax DSLR.

This lens is built like a tank and many call it the sharpest lens in their arsenal. This one accepts 49mm filters or hoods and shows some cosmetic signs of use, mostly around the oversized front edge. (Filter screws not affected). Optically and mechanically excellent. Snappy aperture blades free from oil. Focus ring is very smooth.

A commenter in a PF thread on macros said: "add another +1 to Tamron SP 90/2.5 (model 52B or 52BB), a lens designed specifically for your needs as a portrait and macro lens. In my experience, the Tammy has slightly better IQ than the M42 S-M-C Macro-Takumar 100/4 and the Bellows-Takumar 100/4, at magnifications of 1:2 or less -- I have not compared the lenses at higher magnifications. In my experience the Tamron 90/2.5 does pretty well for portraits, not quite the IQ of the M42 S-M-C 85/1.8, but compares favorably."

Review of this lens on Flickr (with examples and discussion): http://www.flickr.com/groups/eos-manual-lenses/discuss/72157625913063932/

Another gallery (not mine): http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/4084160616/albums/tamron-sp-90mm-2-5









Will be happy to ship worldwide for actual shipping costs. PM me for a quote to your country. I can ship quickly or cheaply - your choice.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

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Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
see description

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
7 day return policy. Selling price (but not shipping) refunded if not 100% satisified. Buyer pays return shipping.

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

---------- Post added 06-28-2011 at 08:10 AM ----------

Photos added. Price reduced.


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06-29-2011, 11:43 AM   #2
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Bump. Price reduced and free shipping to the U.S. or Canada for a limited time.
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2 PMs replied to from Australia.

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monkadelicd: Have not received a PM from you. The lens is sold, pending payment. With Monday being a national holiday, availability status will be updated on Tues.
 

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