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11-11-2009, 10:50 AM   #1
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[SOLD] Tamron SP 17mm f 3.5 with PK/A adapter

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Tamron SP 17mm f 3.5 with PK/A adapter

Asking Price
$250

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Item Description
This is the earlier model 51B Tamron SP 17mm f 3.5 Adaptall-2 lens with built-in filters and comes with Pentax PK/A adapter, front and rear caps.

The lens is in excellent optical and cosmetic condition, with no scratches, fungus or other flaws I can detect. "AE" Aperture control appears to work flawlessly.

The following description is taken from the Adaptall-2 website (http://www.adaptall-2.com/lenses/51B.html):

"A very good ultra wide angle lens with excellent sharpness and contrast across the film plane, except in the extreme corners at wider apertures. Performance is slightly to moderately soft towards the corners wide open at F/3.5, improves at F/4, is very good by F/5.6, and is excellent between F/8 to F/16. The early version (model 51B) of this lens had built-in filters for black and white photography and thus are highly sought after items. The later version (model (151B) features a cosmetic redesign and discarded the built-in filters as a cost savings measure. Distortion is well controlled (about 1%) except that the this distortion is non-linear and varies from a very slight pincushion to a very slight barrel from about 40% off-axis to about 70% off-axis. Yet distortion along all four edges of the film plane is almost non-existent. The only real advantage which a better OEM lens might possess is better control of non-linear distortion."

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Item Location
Scottsdale, AZ

Shipping Charge
Included for USA

Shipping Services
USPS, UPS, FedEx

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Check/Money Order

Return Policy & Additional Details
Return for refund less shipping if lens is not as described.

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

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Last edited by Stringmike; 11-11-2009 at 11:17 AM. Reason: Add photo
11-14-2009, 09:41 AM   #2
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I would accept a partial trade of a Sigma 10-20mm or decent 300mm telephoto.

Mike
 

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