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    Old Tamron Adaptall SP 200-500/5.6 - great or mediocre?

    Someone offered me this old, heavy beast, the price is just about 300 Dollars, it looks like new and has an "Adaptall", so I hope I might fit it to my EOS 1v.

    There is not much information on the web about this lens, I found this text here:

    http://www.adaptall-2.com/lenses/31A.html

    It's not the newer 5.6-6.3 lens, no AF, no "DI", "LD" etc.

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    Had one. Sold it for less than $300 if I remember it was about $225. It was not a bad lens just way too big and heavy. The weight is multiplied by the fact that you also need a heavy tripod to support it. As a result it was never with me when I needed it.
    I now use a 100-300mm zoom and a Tamron 500mm mirror lens for long shots.

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    It should work with your EOS, but you'll have to use stop-down metering; fairly annoying. You'd enjoy it a lot better with a camera that would let it meter at full aperture (e.g. Nikon, Minolta MF, Pentax, Canon MF...).
    Jim MacKenzie - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

    A bunch of Nikons; Feds, Zorkis and a Kiev; Pentax 67-II (inherited from my deceased father-in-law); Bronica SQ-A; and a nice Shen Hao 4x5 field camera with 3 decent lenses that needs to be taken outside more. Oh, and as of mid-2012, one of those bodies we don't talk about here.

    Favourite film: do I need to pick only one?



 

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