Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
04-08-2014, 12:03 PM   #1
Site Supporter
cheekygeek's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Alda, Nebraska USA
Posts: 1,254
Feedback Score: 104 (98%)
Tamron SP 500mm f/8 cat. (55B) WITH hood, tripod socket & PK mount! Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
RARELY OFFERED on Pentax Forums Marketplace: Tamron SP 500mm f/8 cat. (55B) WITH hood, tripod socket & PK mount!

Asking Price
239.00 USD

Item Location
Kearney, NE (United States)

Item Description
Tamron SP 55B 500mm f8 catadioptric (mirror) lens.

Mirror lenses, in general, do not enjoy a great reputation. Happily, the exceptions are the Tamron SP mirror lenses which are outstanding. Nowhere can you get such reach (500mm or an equiv. FOV of a 750mm lens on an APS-C DSLR like the Pentax) in such a lightweight compact form. This lens has seen very little use. It comes with the original screw-on metal Tamron hood, the original front lens cap, the original set of 30.5mm rear filters, and even the original detachable tripod socket (something that the later 55BB version sadly dropped. That's one reason the 55B is usually more sought-after.) This kit also includes the Pentax KM adaptall mount making it usable immediately on any Pentax k-mount film or digital camera. You don't want/need the expensive PK/A mount for THIS lens.

Here is another great thread showing what the 55B can do (and this is on a Pentax K200D). Imagine what it would do on one of the newer Sony sensor Pentax DSLRs.

Pentax Q owners: With a PK to Q adapter, this lens will give you an incredibly lightweight compact 2750mm equiv. field of view! (I have one for sale in a separate ad, which is coming).

Here is a set of images taken with this same model lens from Flickriver: Flickriver: Photoset 'Tamron SP 500mm f/8 55B Adaptall Mirror Lens' by KBauschardt The thing those images don't make obvious is from how far away they were taken and the way this lens can pull distant objects this close with this much clarity, color and contrast (the very things you normally see lacking in a lesser mirror lens).

Everything is in very good condition (lens, hood, filters, mount & detachable tripod socket). The four filters are still in their original cellophane, in the snap case. You may never use them, but it is nice to have a mint complete set (particularly if you decide to ever sell it in the future). You won't find many that are this nice and complete. The only apology is one area (approx. 1/4" in diameter) of wear on the exterior of the hood. Optically it is gorgous.

I will be happy to ship worldwide to PF members with good marketplace feedback. Actual shipping charges will be assessed, wherever it ships. Your choice: fast or cheap.

$239 plus actual shipping (keep in mind that this price INCLUDES the PK Adaptall. although you can get other Adaptall mounts and use this lens on other camera systems - film or digital)


Are you the original owner of the item being sold?

Are you selling or trading this item?

Item Condition (Key)

Shipping Destinations
Other (See Listing)

Shipping Charge

Shipping Services

Accepted Payment Types

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

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

Last edited by cheekygeek; 04-08-2014 at 12:20 PM.
05-27-2014, 11:11 AM   #2
Site Supporter
cheekygeek's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Alda, Nebraska USA
Posts: 1,254
Feedback Score: 104 (98%)
Original Poster
This lens is sold (pending receipt of a Money Order by Monday.)

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
buy pentax, classifieds, for sale, hood, item, lens, mirror, mount, pentax, pentax for sale, pentax marketplace, sell pentax, tamron
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - Sold: Tamron SP 55B with complete w/box, case, hood, filters & Pentax adaptall mount cheekygeek Sold Items 2 12-23-2012 08:09 PM
For Sale - Sold: Tamron SP 60-300mm with hard-to-find PK/A Adaptall Mount cheekygeek Sold Items 4 06-22-2012 03:38 PM
For Sale - Sold: TAMRON SP 500mm F/8 MIRROR LENS with 2X TELECONVERTER (Worldwide) Curbster54 Sold Items 4 06-05-2011 02:53 PM
For Sale - Sold: Tamron SP 500mm f/8 mirror lens (55BB) PK Adaptall with HOOD! (Worldwide) cheekygeek Sold Items 4 04-08-2011 07:41 PM
For Sale - Sold: Tamron Adaptall 500mm f/8 Mirror Lens w/ PK mount, Posts worldwide! wallyb Sold Items 4 10-12-2009 12:10 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:47 AM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]