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03-04-2010, 10:39 AM   #1
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So, I had a posted a request on my local Freecycle.org group for any old pentax slr and got a response from a woman who said she had an old Spotmatic that hasn't seen the light of day for years and said I could have it.

Turns out, there was also a Super-Takumar 24mm f/3.5 (with original metal lens hood), Solignor 135mm 3.5, and a Tamron 85-210mm f/4.5 (completely covered in fungus).

now, the question I have is regarding the Tamron lens. There appears to be an adapter attached to the end of it. Is this the "adaptall" adapter I've been hearing about on these forums and if so does that mean I can find some old cheap Tamron lenses with this adapter? Any caveats I should be aware of? Thanks!

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Here's a not-so-great picture of the adapter attached to the lens. Says "for pentax es" on it.









Group shot (sorry it needs to be straightened)


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Yes, that's an ES Adaptall-2. This makes any Tamron Adaptall-2 lens act like a SMC Takumar - you get open aperture metering with a SPF or ESII for example. Your SP won't take advantage of this, but the adapter will work there too.

And wow, congrats on the 24mm!
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Awesome! Thanks for the reply. That's just what i needed...more lenses available from ebay.
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I envy your 24mm

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The ES adaptall works great by the way -


of course it is admired by us screw-heads... Someday when I find myself the owner of a good Fujica, the Fuji adaptall I have will be nice as well.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pasipasi Quote
I envy your 24mm
Tell me about it I went so far as to buy a Nikon FE just to get a good priced 24mm lens. Of course, if I add up the camera and the two-three lenses I had to buy for it, I could have just gone and bought the 24 Tak. But the other lens I got the Nikon for is the 35/2... so going all tak for 24 + fast 35, I still come out ahead going Nikon.
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QuoteOriginally posted by irishwhite Quote
Turns out, there was also a Super-Takumar 24mm f/3.5 (with original metal lens hood), Solignor 135mm 3.5, and a Tamron 85-210mm f/4.5 (completely covered in fungus).

My SP look pretty nice, but it doesn't look this good! *envious*

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I envy your 24mm
+1!
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My SP look pretty nice, but it doesn't look this good! *envious*


+1!


To tell you the truth, I've got two SP's and my other one looks better than this one. The other one has a damn near flawless leather case as well. i almost wonder if the thing was ever used!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
Tell me about it I went so far as to buy a Nikon FE just to get a good priced 24mm lens.
Wow, I didn't know the 24mm was that in demand. I have a SMC Pentax-M 24mm. I guess I'll have to give it more TLC.
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Don't listen to Nesster about the ES Adaptall adapter. It is a veritable paper weight. However, being the nice guy am, I'll take it off your hands for a few bucks and shipping. Congrats on that body and the 24mm. With a 50 or 55mm, you'll be set. Well, except for a 105mm and maybe a 135mm and and 85mm to round it out. (j/k about the latter 2.)

Edit: I repeat, I was just joking. laugh

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/photographic-equipment-sale/91707-sale-m4...inon-55mm.html

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Don't listen to Nesster about the ES Adaptall adapter. It is a veritable paper weight. However, being the nice guy am, I'll take it off your hands for a few bucks and shipping. Congrats on that body and the 24mm. With a 50 or 55mm, you'll be set. Well, except for a 105mm and maybe a 135mm and and 85mm to round it out. (j/k about the latter 2.)

Edit: I repeat, I was just joking. :laugh:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/photographic-equipment-sale/91707-sale-m4...inon-55mm.html
well, i've got a 55mm f/1.8 on it's way and already have an SMC Takumar 135mm f/2.5. I've also got a super-takumar 150mm f/4 annnnnnnd let's not forget the mint super-tak 200mm f/4.

i don't know...i'd say i'm off to a good start! You happen to find an extra 85mm and i'll send you the adapter.
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Since we're talking lenses... should i jump on it
Kiron 70-210mm Telephoto,Macro,Zoom Lock,K Mount,Pentax (on eb)

i've been on a LBA binge and it's not OVER.
current buys: Bidding WARS: I won, or did I $143 before shipping:Pentax-A f/2.8 50mm Macro Lens w/Free Pentax P3N Body ( now that I've heard about freecycle...I just might give up the P3N ..don't need two...or do I)
and got this the other day.. i like it..the price was right $6 plus shipping:.Sears Auto Multi Coated MC 1:2.8 135mm SLR Zoom Lens
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QuoteOriginally posted by EyeSpy Quote
Since we're talking lenses... should i jump on it
Kiron 70-210mm Telephoto,Macro,Zoom Lock,K Mount,Pentax (on eb)

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They can be OK. If I'm looking at the right listing, that one may be somewhat harshed-on, but does still have the hood. They were really actually fairly nice back in their day, if a bit chunky by modern standards: it sounds like a lot of them didn't necessarily survive, (They do tend to suck in all kinds of dust and stuff, it seems: look closely at the pictures around the zoom ring) so it may take a few tries to get a good one.

I think that lens may be the only Kiron that ever came in a KA-mount version, though, so the factory hood alone might be worth the price of admission if it turns out the lens itself is no good.
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Looks like I'm going to be picking up some more goodies on sunday. Craigslist to the rescue this time. I'll be sure to post pics once that happens!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
Tell me about it I went so far as to buy a Nikon FE just to get a good priced 24mm lens. Of course, if I add up the camera and the two-three lenses I had to buy for it, I could have just gone and bought the 24 Tak. But the other lens I got the Nikon for is the 35/2... so going all tak for 24 + fast 35, I still come out ahead going Nikon.
I went even further and bought a D700. Now I have an Ai'd Nikkor-N.C. 24/2.8 among other primes. The Nikkor 24mm lenses are indeed much cheaper than the Pentax ones. I guess the fact that there's no new 24mm lenses available from Pentax makes the old ones even more desireable. Widest I have for my Pentax 35mm bodies are my 28mm lenses and I'd like to go wider. Might be easier to acquire a Nikon film body though.
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