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05-04-2009, 05:23 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Tamron SP 70-210mm f/3.5, Tamron SP 28-135mm f/4.0-4.5 28A, Tamron pk/a adapta

1. Tamron SP 70-210mm f/3.5 (19AH) adaptall-2 ($90.0 + shipping) [SOLD]
  • Very Good working condition, cosmetic with wear marks on lens barrel, not biggie
  • Lens is clean with no haze, and fungus
  • Comes with original front cap and generic K mount rear cap
  • No lens hood, lens alone
  • update: I found one small light mark about 2 mm on the lens front glass, don't think it affect IQ
  • update: due to light mark found on glass, I added in a Tamron leather lens case with no extra charge
  • Update: 14 days return policy after delivery with refund on cost plus half of shipping fee. Return postage by buyer though.
  • My reports

2. Tamron SP 28-135mm f/4.0-4.5 (28AH) adaptall-2 ($45.0 + shipping) [SOLD]

3. Tamron PK/A Adaptall-2 Adapter ($75 + shipping) [SOLD]
  • in good working condition
  • I have scraped some of the screw areas trying to improve on electrical contacts
  • adapter will work on auto aperture mode with aperture smaller than f/4.0, for some unknown reason, it can't go to f/3.5 and bigger.
  • I will attempt to get it to work for f/3.5, but for now, I can only report it working till f/4.0 and not smaller.
  • I actually bought another new adapter and both have similar problems but my new one can go to f/3.5 but this one on sale has more showing of f/apertures than the new one. I always have to wiggle on the new adapter to get the f/aperture in LCD, very weird in all adaptall-2 adapters.


4. Soligor 300mm f/4.5 in Konica K/AR mount ($10 + shipping) [SOLD]
  • I bought this hoping for a K/AR to Pentax K conversion
  • I gave up as I have purchased Pentax F* 300mm f/4.5 for my tele-lens need that is hand-holdable
  • Lens is from Tokina, almost like a big brother to my Soligor 200mm f/2.8, small and lightweight for a 300mm lens, definitely hand-holdable
  • In ebay, it looks like this Soligor 300mm f/4.5 for Nikon
  • Lens is like new, excellent cosmetic condition but there are two small notches like a 2mm chip on the lens most front glass around the edge.
  • update: after futher examination, the two chips are real though I can't test if it affects pictures, price lowered to like parts values, it has original Soligor metal front cap and plastic rear cap


5. Other to be out [Available]

Shipping & Handling
  • actual shipping charge using USPS priority, will request for insured shipping to be safe at buyer's cost.
  • paypal and money order welcome
  • shipping around $10 with insurance and tracking in lower 48 US states. Actual shipping will be charged.
  • international buyers welcome, shipping fee extra
  • please check on my feedbacks and buy with confidence

I will post pictures in next post. Please post a comment here and PM me for interest and questions so that I can honor the order of interested parties.


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05-04-2009, 07:28 PM   #2
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I will post lens pictures later on. Both Tamron adaptall-2 lens are quite good for the price. The 19AH is quite outstanding lens to use after you get used to its size and length. It has the best manual focusing ring that I have used. I have two copies and I just used it over this weekend. And I am planning an upgrade to Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8. This lens is best for portraits, street candid and occasional close up. It rivals well with Vivitar Series 1 zoom. In my personal opinion, it is better than the Vivitar Series 1 Zoom.



Added lens case for free
due to light small mark found in front glass












with Tamron SP 70-210mm f/3.5 (19AH) adaptall-2

#1
good performer, indoor in f/4.5




#2
Not all close up are nice
some close up have glowing edges
probably need to stop down
this one pretty nice
taken in f/9.0




#3
I love this lens especially
on portraits




#4
Excellent performer for street shooting



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Hin

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05-04-2009, 07:34 PM   #3
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Hi Hinman,

I never played with an adaptall-2, does it allow auto-focus?
I have been looking into the 28-135 and the only I found is the Sigma with AF.
Do you think your lens is better than the 28-80 and 35-135 I bought from you?

If the last answer is yes, then I am interested.
I want to use it for walk around and portrait.
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QuoteOriginally posted by YJD Quote
Hi Hinman,

I never played with an adaptall-2, does it allow auto-focus?
I have been looking into the 28-135 and the only I found is the Sigma with AF.
Do you think your lens is better than the 28-80 and 35-135 I bought from you?

If the last answer is yes, then I am interested.
I want to use it for walk around and portrait.
These are all manual focus lens and it require an adaptall-2 adapter. And if you have the Tamron adaptall-2 pk/a adapter, you can use Av mode. I will suggest you to think twice unless MF is what you are after.

I actually like the Tamron SP 28-135mm f/4.0-4.5 lens more than the Pentax F 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5 that I sold you before. But the lens has its caveats in bigger size and weight. Some good lens are unfortunately harder to use due to MF, weight with metal construction and size.

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Thanks for the info.

I guess I'll wait a bit to save some money, and I will ask in the forum about a lens in that range. I heard the Sigma was good but hard to find, plus the close-up is 1:2 ratio.

Good luck in your sale!
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PM sent re Tamron SP 28-135mm

PM sent re Tamron SP 28-135mm purchase.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Redwood10D Quote
PM sent re Tamron SP 28-135mm purchase.
Thank you Don, Sale for Tamron SP 28-135mm f/4.0-4.5 along with Tamron adaptall-2 pk/a adapter are sold to Don.



Tamron SP 28-135mm f/4.0-4.5
with hood + pk/a adpter



I have added an album with product pictures taken in a hurry this morning for all potential buyer's reference

Picasa Web Albums - Hin - tamron_adaptall

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I am PMing my friend Tony about the Soligor 300mm f/4.5 who shows interest in the K/AR lens. I examined the lens to some detail and chicken out in the conversion from Konica K/AR to Pentax K mount as it is a beautiful lens and better to be used without modification. I hope Tony follow through


Noted the two chippings
around the f/4.5 area and that in the MC area




Label QC Passed in 1988






Konica K/AR mount





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Few more test shots from Tamron SP 70-210mm f/3.5 (19AH)

#5 f/7.1



#6 f/7.1



#7 f/5.0


Summary of Impressions:
  • IMO, this lens rivals well and exceeds the IQ and sharpness from the Vivitar Series 1 zoom in Kiron, Tokina and Komine, the first three versions recommended by Mark Roberts
  • adaptall-2 review on 19AH
  • It is harder to use due to longer in length and heavier in weight like the Kiron zoom, 860g in weight, but I have adapted quickly to this lens
  • It allows Av mode when coupled with Pk/A adapter
  • In my use, I see PF hinting but I would classify them as moderate unless I specifically pixel peep. It is less than what I experience with Komine Vivitar Series 1 Zoom
  • Close up is not found as good as Series 1 zoom, some glowing edges in off focus area are easily seen when shot in bigger aperture. When stopped down to f/7.1, close up are found more than capable as shown in above images
  • MF is the best in this lens, no zoom creep as compared to Vivitar Series 1 zoom. It allows fast focusing with great precision
  • This lens is well sought after, some copy bid outrageously close to and over $200, see this ebay BIN for $399.00, and no lens hood.
  • New one probably costs $249.00 + shipping.

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Thanks Hin.

Just reply your PM.

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70-210mm f/3.5

PM sent on the 70-210mm f/3.5.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mstolt Quote
PM sent on the 70-210mm f/3.5.
About the the mark found on Tamron 19AH, I was not aware of the mark since ownership. I have two close up this morning.


about 10 o'clock position in this picture




about 11 o'clock position in this picture



I have updated the listing for the following:
  • price is lowered to $90
  • added Tamron original leather case for free
  • added 14 days return policy for test/trial period with full refund on cost of lens plus half of original shipping, buyer need to pay for return shipment.
  • shipping with USPS with tracking estimated at $10, I will add free insurance for $100

Be aware of the following
  • you need a tamron adaptall adapter for this lens to work
  • pk/a adapter is preferred as it allows Av setting
  • lens does't come with a lens hood, the lens design does have a partial lens hood when zoomed past a point in the range from 100mm to 210mm, the lens barrel acts as a partial shade

Thanks,
Hin

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The PK/A adapter are hard to come by in an inexpensive price, I tried KEH and ebay

KEH
try to search on "tamron adaptall pentax"

Cameras and used cameras available from KEH Camera Brokers.

ebay:
tamron adaptall pentax, Cameras Photo items on eBay.com

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QuoteOriginally posted by hinman:
Yes, you do need a Tamron Adaptall-2 adapter and there are basically three of them: p/k, p/ka and m42. The best one is the pk/a type which usually cost about $90. The other two types cost about $15 to $40.0.

I already sold an extra copy of the pk/a adapter but I will try to search online for you.

You are the 2nd member who shows interest. The lens is not sold at the moment.

Thanks,
Hin

QuoteOriginally posted by stl09:
Hi,

A couple of questions and checking to see if this is still available.

You mention an adapter is needed. What exactly is needed and how much and where would I find this adapter.

You also mention a mark on the glass can't really see it in the pictures. I'm assuming that the warranty or return would allow for this. I guess the biggest issue would be to come up with this adapter.

Thanks and look forward to your response.

Kevin

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QuoteOriginally posted by mstolt Quote
PM sent on the 70-210mm f/3.5.
Sold to Mark.

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Soligor 300mm f/4.5 in Konica K/AR mount is sale pending to Robert in Canada, who will attempt the modification to 4/3rd mount. I look it up, converting to 4/3 rd mount is easier, perhaps not even needing the lathe and sawing. I am glad my lens get some use.

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