Tamron Adaptall lenses on my E-PL1....

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Minniesmum, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
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    Until yesterday I never considered using any of my 3 Adaptall lenses on the E-PL1. Used them on SLR and DSLR. However in a local camera shop picked up an Adaptall to OM adapter quite cheaply. Fits great and the lens aperture rings stop down ok. So another 3 to test... ok maybe 2 as the SP180mm f2.5 is a tad big and heavy for the E-PL1 !!
     
  2. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    Midwest
    Paul
    The 180mm macro is the first lens I'd try! Do you have the anniversary edition? What are the other adaptalls you have? I've got the 300mm f2.8 with a Pentax adapter, use it with Pentax's AF 1.7x teleconverter for partial autofocus capability.
     
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  3. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
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    Hi ! the ones I have are :

    -SP180mm f2.5LD ( yep Anniversary edition !!- a MONSTER lol )
    -35-80mm f3.5 CF Macro
    -135mm f2.5 Close Focus

    I last used them with my Sony A300 DSLR a couple of years ago !

    Cath
     
  4. shnitz

    shnitz Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 25, 2011
    Austin, TX
    The 180mm Adaptall lens isn't a macro lens. The Tamron 180mm macro is a newer lens than it. I have a 90mm, the 180mm anniversary, and a 60-300mm. I don't really use the zoom, as you can see from my signature.
     
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  5. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    Midwest
    Paul
    Thought it was, must've mixed up with the newer versions. Still a beast of a lens though, not quite as big as my 300mm, but I'm still surprised it doesn't have a tripod collar!
     
  6. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
    UK
    shnitz is correct. The 180 anniversary edition isn't a macro lens. Pretty darn close as very sharp.
     
  7. Harmonica

    Harmonica Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 15, 2012
    Finland
    Yep...I own one of those (using it on K-5). I have pre-ordered OM-D now (my first micro 4/3 body:smile:)...and in the future I'll (for example) compare that Tamron to Minolta af 200mm APO G f2.8 (which I also have, but can't use on my Pentax body).
     
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  8. shnitz

    shnitz Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 25, 2011
    Austin, TX
    I have a pretty good feeling that your Minolta will beat out our poor lenses :( It's more expensive and from a newer era, from a wonderful lens maker. Although the Tamron is pretty respected, you have quite the performer there. By the way, I hope that you have a Sony alpha DSLR to take full advantage of it! I can only imagine the lens performance on an a57 or a77 camera, or even a nex-5n with adapter.
     
  9. Declan97

    Declan97 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 3, 2012
    Padang, Indonesia
    Using also 90/2.5 with 18f maceo with epl1,delivered a great macro

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  10. Harmonica

    Harmonica Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 15, 2012
    Finland
    I agree with you. I have used only Pentax lately, but newer sold that Minolta away (it's simply too good...and mine is even newier high speed version of that lens). But at the moment I do not have any Sony bodies (but who knows, what can happen in the future if Pentax will newer bring up FF digicamera). So I have now bought cheapo adapter MA=>micro 4/3 incl. apeture control. I had earlier for example af Pentax FA* 200mm f2.8 (very similar desing as todays DA* 200mm f2.8)....great lens and my opion here is: that Pentax was already better lens than older Tamron. So Minolta will be a winner here. It's a probable the best lens which Konica Minolta ever produced, and probable very close to be even the best normal lens ever made on range 180-200mm. Still no doubt, that Tamron is great too...being one of best mf lenses range 180-200mm.

    As I have used Pentax system years now (still have MZ-S film body too)...I have also some other very fine lens on K-bajonet...such as FA* 400mm f5.6, F* 300mm f4.5, FA* 85mm f1.4, FA* 28-70mm f2.8, FA* 24mm f2, Vivitar Series 1 105mm f2.5 macro, Vivitar Series 1 55mm f1.2, Kiron 70-150mm f4 and Vivitar 28mm f2 (Komine version)....plus Pentax A 1.4x teleconverter, Vivitar extension tube set etc.

    I have now bought two my first micro 4/3 lenses (Oly 12mm f2 and Oly 45mm f1.8). I'm still planning to buy Pana 25mm f1.4 and furthercoming Oly 60mm f2.8 macro and Oly 75mm f1.8. Perhaps at least that small, compact and great Pentax F* 300mm f4.5 (weight: 880g) would be something to try on OM-D as well?
     
  11. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
    UK
    Just " found" my 4th Adaptall lens last night in the house. It's the tiniest- the Adaptall 2 28mm f2.5. Think I may take this one out for a spin today after yesterday's adventures with the new Pana 14mm.

    Cath
     
  12. Harmonica

    Harmonica Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 15, 2012
    Finland

    Yep.

    Some people has solved that lack of tripod collar issue by buying a cheapo Ebay tripod collar of Canon 70-200mmf4 and used it with that old Tamron.

    ( http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1036&message=38264145 )
     
  13. Declan97

    Declan97 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 3, 2012
    Padang, Indonesia
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