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02-20-2008, 10:33 AM   #1
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Used Manual Lenses on *ist DL

I own an *ist DL and recently purchased three lenses on eBay to test on my camera. Lens 1 is a Tamron 35-135mm f/3.5-4.2 with Adaptall 2 ($56), lens 2 is a Tamron SP 70-210mm f/3.5 adaptall 2 (not included for $56) amd a Kiron 28-105mm f/3.2-4.5 as part of a Pentax ME (and a Pentax 35mm f/3.5 for ~$64 for the lens and camera). I bought lens 1 for the adaptall 2 mount to use on lens 2 and in the last buy I was after the 35mm lens and got the Kiron with it. Which will be keepers?

02-20-2008, 12:32 PM   #2
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Try them out and see what you like. I have the Kiron 28-105mm lens you mention. It is reasonably sharp and takes decent pictures. I don't use it much because the metering of these lenses without the "A" setting can be a bit of a hassle on my k100d. For some reason it tends to underexpose on my camera as well, not sure why.

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