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05-08-2013, 04:17 PM   #1
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Tamron Adaptall lenses



Terms: Shipping prices are for USA destinations (priority mail) -- if you want more than one thing, I'll give you a combined shipping quote for that. International shipping probably too expensive unless you want multiple items -- I'll take that on a case-by-case basis. (I like to see forum track record and feedback for international transactions.) Payment is to be via PayPal to your verified address (I pay fees). Denver locals are welcome to inspect in-person and pay cash. If anything is not as stated, we'll work something out or I'll accept return.

This is all Tamron Adaptall stuff. Lenses are sold with no mount, but I could sell you a plain PK mount (no contacts) for an extra $20 if you need one -- mounts only for sale if you buy a lens to go with it. (2 available) Also have some Nikon and Minolta mounts should you desire.




55BB SP 500mm f/8 mirror lens w/ hood (plus extra filters) -- SOLD
54B SP 300mm f/5.6 flat-field tele-macro -- two copies! -- $130 each + $14 shipping SOLD
140F SP 1.4x teleconverter
-- $70 + $9 shipping SOLD
19AH SP 70-210mm zoom f/3.5 w/ hood & case -- SOLD

Note: pictures below posted as links rather than embedded to make scrolling easier. They should open automatically in a new tab/window. (Hold Ctrl key and click each one to open them fast in the background.)
Excuse micro dust in pics -- flash picks up everything. If you see anything in the glass that looks like a scratch or mark, it isn't -- just dust or a reflection.



55BB SP 500mm f/8 mirror lens w/ hood (plus extra filters) -- SOLD
Tamron SP Adaptall-2 500mm F/8 Model 55BB
Tamron Adaptall-2 SP 500mm f/8 (mirror) (55BB) Lens Reviews - Tamron Adaptall Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

This includes hood (which is actually brand-new as I had been using a third-party hood until I found out you can still buy these Tamron hoods), generic lens cap (only fits on lens itself or reversed hood, but not on front of hood when attached to lens).

This model takes 30.5mm rear filters -- you are supposed to have a filter attached at all times as it is part of the optical design. So it includes the Tamron "normal" filter for that purpose, but I am also including an extra Tamron normal filter that I happen to have, as well as two Soligor-branded neutral density filters -- an ND2X and and ND4X in a little pouch. These apparently came from some Soligor mirror lens. Mirror lenses were often sold with ND filters because of their fixed aperture design. It it was too bright and you ran up against your shutter-speed limit they could come in handy. But with a fixed f/8 on a digital camera that has adjustable ISO and with shutter speeds up to 1/4000 or whatever, it is doubtful you'd ever need these, but here you go anyway. Tamron also sold a set of color filters for these that can be easily found on ebay.

Condition generally very good -- a few scuffs and paint nicks here and there, some brassing, nothing major. Has a few marks on the center "donut hole" plastic bit (not part of optics). I see a couple of dust specks under front element, but nothing that will impact image quality. Visible mirror surfaces look great, and this lens has always performed as advertised: one of a select few mirror lenses that you can actually get fairly sharp images from. You do get the dreaded "donut bokeh" like with any mirror lens, naturally, but also nearly non-existent aberrations.

Focus is silky smooth.

There are two screws on the mount with rust/corrosion -- one on the side ring (just left of "TAMRON SP") and one on the bottom of that same ring and right next to the first one. Must have gotten a few drops of water on it that were allowed to get into screw heads and dry, because everything else looks great and operation is perfect. This lens has no aperture mechanism, and focus is silky smooth perfect, so only cosmetic damage. But if you ever want to disassemble for some reason, I suppose those screws could give you some trouble.

Because this is a fixed aperture design, and won't read as an 'A' lens even with a PKA mount, there is no point wasting such a mount on this lens -- only needs a plain PK or even a generic "dumb" third-party Adaptall mount with no aperture mechanism at all -- it doesn't need one. Works good on "Av" mode.

55BB pics:
http://www.vrsgmi.com/pixpix/PENTAX%20K-01_20130508_5667.jpg
http://www.vrsgmi.com/pixpix/PENTAX%20K-01_20130508_5672.jpg
http://www.vrsgmi.com/pixpix/PENTAX%20K-01_20130508_5673.jpg
http://www.vrsgmi.com/pixpix/PENTAX%20K-01_20130508_5675.jpg
http://www.vrsgmi.com/pixpix/PENTAX%20K-01_20130508_5668.jpg
http://www.vrsgmi.com/pixpix/PENTAX%20K-01_20130508_5670.jpg
Extra filters:
http://www.vrsgmi.com/pixpix/PENTAX%20K-01_20130508_5666.jpg
Rusty screws:
http://www.vrsgmi.com/pixpix/PENTAX%20K-01_20130508_5676.jpg



54B SP 300mm f/5.6 flat-field tele-macro -- two copies! -- $130 each + $14 shipping SOLD
Tamron SP Adaptall-2 300mm F/5.6 Model 54B
Tamron Adaptall-2 300mm f/5.6 (54B) Lens Reviews - Tamron Adaptall Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

That's right, I've got two of them (actually three, I'm keeping one). This is a fairly scarce model, but somehow I keep running into them and can't resist. Probably shouldn't hoard them though, so here are two for sale. If you aren't familiar with this model, take a minute to read about it -- it is a bit of an oddity but one of my favorites. Very sharp, flat-field, nice macro capability, very lightweight for a 300mm (you'll be surprised at how lightweight), focus action just right, built-in slide out hood -- a real pleasure to use. Does suffer from some of the same aberrations you tend to see with the entire Adaptall line-up -- bokeh fringing, etc, but a very cool lens. You can walk around with it for hours without tiring, shooting subjects both near and far. Lots of fun.

Condition-wise, there really isn't anything between these two copies (I'm keeping the one that is slightly worse cosmetically than the others for myself) -- they are both in suburb condition with only the slightest evidence of wear, perfect glass, dust nil, perfect operation. Both have scuffed up lens caps, and one has a "passed" sticker still on it. So unless you've got a preference for the sticker or a particular serial # (800435 or 900087), I'll just flip a coin as to which one you'll receive should you purchase and both are still available.

The one useability issue with this lens (on Pentax cameras, anyway) is what mount to use, and how to use it? Adaptall PKA mounts are nice, but they don't understand lenses slower than f/4. So if you use a PKA mount in 'A' mode, your max aperture will read as f/4. This isn't a simple offset equation. So while f/4 can be mapped to being "really f/5.6" (because that's just wide-open), it does not follow that each stop or half-stop more you set on the body will equal that amount on the lens. It is more like settings below f/8 will be more open that they should be and settings f/8 and up will be more closed than they should be, and so any compensation you might need to dial-in is different with each aperture. It isn't so far off that you'll be getting crazy wrong exposures, but they won't be quite right either, and flash exposures may be wrong enough to wreck images. Previously I had thought (and recommended on this forum) that you could modify a PKA adapter by blocking a certain contact (I forget exactly which one) which would make it read as f/5.6, but after testing this more, I found it is different but the same -- it still maps wrongly over the range of apertures, just differently wrongly. (It might be helpful with flash.)

Of course, you can forget about all that and just put the camera in M mode and use it like any Pentax M series lens -- use a plain PK mount (or take or PKA mount off of 'A' mode), use the ring to set the aperture, and the green button to do the metering. That works, but you lose matrix metering and can only use manual flash.

(Look at pics for both copies to see different angles on lens)

54B copy #1 (800435): SOLD
http://www.vrsgmi.com/pixpix/PENTAX%20K-01_20130508_5680.jpg
http://www.vrsgmi.com/pixpix/PENTAX%20K-01_20130508_5684.jpg
http://www.vrsgmi.com/pixpix/PENTAX%20K-01_20130508_5681.jpg
http://www.vrsgmi.com/pixpix/PENTAX%20K-01_20130508_5685.jpg
http://www.vrsgmi.com/pixpix/PENTAX%20K-01_20130508_5682.jpg
http://www.vrsgmi.com/pixpix/PENTAX%20K-01_20130508_5686.jpg


54B copy #2 (900087): SOLD
http://www.vrsgmi.com/pixpix/PENTAX%20K-01_20130508_5691.jpg
http://www.vrsgmi.com/pixpix/PENTAX%20K-01_20130508_5690.jpg
http://www.vrsgmi.com/pixpix/PENTAX%20K-01_20130508_5688.jpg
http://www.vrsgmi.com/pixpix/PENTAX%20K-01_20130508_5689.jpg
http://www.vrsgmi.com/pixpix/PENTAX%20K-01_20130508_5687.jpg


Remember, all of these are mountless -- if you want a PK mount for an extra $20 (only with purchase of lens), let me know.

PM if interested! Feel free to ask questions!






140F SP 1.4x teleconverter--$70 + $9 shipping SOLD

Tamron SP Adaptall-2 1.4X Tele-Converter Model 140F
Tamron 140F 1.4X TC Lens Reviews - Miscellaneous Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

Basically flawless -- a few dust specks. This is every bit as good optically as the Tamron-F 1.4x Pz-AF teleconverter in PKA mount that now sells for hundreds (I think it is the same formula), but of course this only works with Adaptall lenses. It does *NOT* work with all of them, however, so please check what you want to use it with (or ask, and I'll find out). It won't work with the 19AH, for instance. (It needs a bit of clearance from the rear element of the base lens, and some models just won't fit.)

I tried this converter (this very one, in fact) in a side-by-side test on my Adaptall 400/4 along with the Tamron-F PKA version and the fancy Pentax 1.4x-L version (with the extra long tube, also sells for hundreds) and found this one to be the best! It just slightly beat out the other Tamron on contrast, although resolution was about the same, and both beat the Pentax on resolution. Of course, this was on an APS-C sensor, so the Pentax may well have the "edge" on the unseen full-frame edges for all I know, or maybe it is just not suitable for the Tamron. Anyway, it is one damn fine TC. I just picked up another one recently in a lot purchase and don't need two, so selling this one.

Comes with plastic "placeholder" caps for each side.

140F pics:
http://www.vrsgmi.com/pixpix/PENTAX%20K-01_20130508_5677.jpg
http://www.vrsgmi.com/pixpix/PENTAX%20K-01_20130508_5678.jpg
http://www.vrsgmi.com/pixpix/PENTAX%20K-01_20130508_5679.jpg


19AH SP 70-210mm f/3.5 w/ hood & case -- SOLD
Tamron SP Adaptall-2 70-210mm F/3.5 Model 19AH
Tamron Adaptall-2 SP 70-210mm f/3.5 (19AH) Lens Reviews - Tamron Adaptall Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

Condition is just beautiful. No wear to speak of, glass perfect, dust nil, everything is just great. Hood has some marks and scuffs, and lens cap does too. Lens cap is possibly non-original as it is missing "SP" -- I think it is from another Adaptall lens of the original owner as the lens case also contained another Tamron hood for a different lens in the bottom of it when I received it. Has a "cap saver" thingy on it. Case is also in great condition, inside and out.

Mechanics and operation are perfect -- everything silky smooth.

This lens works well with a PKA mount that has 'A' contacts, it is really helpful for quick operation, flash exposures, etc.

I like the one-touch operation of this lens EXCEPT when I'm trying to get it out of or put it back in the case, and then it is a bit of a comedy of errors everytime as the lens extends and the hood falls off, etc -- that's when that cap saver comes in handy although it is annoying the rest of the time. You may want to get rid of it. I've only had this lens a short time and knew I wasn't going to be keeping it so left it there.

19AH pics:
http://www.vrsgmi.com/pixpix/PENTAX%20K-01_20130508_5653.jpg
http://www.vrsgmi.com/pixpix/PENTAX%20K-01_20130508_5665.jpg
http://www.vrsgmi.com/pixpix/PENTAX%20K-01_20130508_5662.jpg
http://www.vrsgmi.com/pixpix/PENTAX%20K-01_20130508_5656.jpg
http://www.vrsgmi.com/pixpix/PENTAX%20K-01_20130508_5657.jpg
http://www.vrsgmi.com/pixpix/PENTAX%20K-01_20130508_5658.jpg


Last edited by vonBaloney; 06-18-2013 at 10:03 PM.
05-10-2013, 05:46 PM - 1 Like   #2
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05-11-2013, 08:48 AM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by vonBaloney Quote
.....Adaptall PKA mounts are nice, but they don't understand lenses slower than f/4.....

Thanks for elaborating about that. I recently bought my first PKA mount and I've been wondering about its behavior.
05-11-2013, 12:30 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by sqjaw Quote
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---------- Post added 05-12-13 at 12:23 PM ----------

All prices reduced May 12th.

I'm going out-of-town May 14-16, so any PMs sent during that time I may not answer until I get back. If anything is sold and paid for by Monday night the 13th, I'll be able to get it in the mail on my way out of town...


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05-13-2013, 06:38 PM   #5
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Going camping...any PMs will be replied to late Thursday or Friday...
05-16-2013, 11:00 PM   #6
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05-20-2013, 05:21 PM   #7
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05-23-2013, 11:13 AM   #8
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19AH sold.

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mirror and one of the 300s still available, but out of town until Thursday...
06-07-2013, 10:43 AM   #11
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Mirror lens anybody?

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Other 54B sold, only 55BB mirror left.
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