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Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by dbuckle, Jun 27, 2012.
Farm Gate by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
With Adaptall 2 QBM mount
Maroon Coloured Leaves by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
Willows by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
Cacoon by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
Window Light by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
I have this lens and a love-hate relationship with it.
It is sharp, very well build, really nice to handle and use.
But it imparts a slight yellow cast to the pictures that I can't tolerate.
If you look at the green grass and foliage, it has a yellow cast. No deep/dark greens.
The yellow cast is always present, most annoyingly in the skin tones.
The BBAR coating does not convince me.
I also have the highly regarded SP 35-80 f2.8-3.8 zoom lens and it behaves the same.
A real shame, because sometimes I miss to use these lenses but I can't.
Hmmm, I think I have a few of these somewhere. Two used, and at least one brand new, boxed.
I haven't taken the time to find an adapter, although I could easily go with one of the m43 /FD or OM etc.
I believe there's an adaptall II adapter available too.
Hadn't really taken much notice of the cast back in the film days, although some of the film was pretty rich in colour and possibly masked the cast. Fuji Velvia being one such film.
You know, I think I'll go take a look and see what lenses I still have.
I know there's a 300mm f2.8 somewhere
Exacly, that was the problem I had too, I have these lenses for many years and shot slides too.
Slide film had it's own character too, so it's hard to notice, unless you take the same picture with several lenses. Negatives and prints are useless to conclude anything.
These lenses warm up the image towards a yellowish cast.
Let's say that it turns a mid-day white light into a later afternoon warmer light.
It's like wearing some dark glasses with light brown lenses.
Even pointing my G1 camera with the Tamron 28mm to a dark red car I can see the effect on the LCD monitor and the viewfinder.
It turns that red into something quite different to what I'm looking at.
PS: curiously, if you google for "Tamron yellow cast", you'll find some stuff.
Turns out I still have two 300mm f2.8
A mk1, which seems a bit "loose", and a mkII which looks a bit scruffy, but from memory, was a good lens
7976_o by Dave Buckle, on Flickr
Quote: "Some may not like the more warmer hue of the photos"
Quote: "Yellowish color rendition"