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My Tamron collection and thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:55 am    Post subject: My Tamron collection and thanks! Reply with quote

Hi to everyone!

I was going to post in the Life on Forum thread but thought maybe best to open a new thread than bump up an old one.

I recently put my Tamron 60-300 on my digital body and was quite surprised how well it performed.
It made me start searching information around the net for the 60-300 and my other Tamron lenses.
This site was a brilliant resource! From what I read, appears the site maybe is no longer maintained and I do hope it survives for sometime yet.
The information here is invaluable and just wanted to say a thanks to all.

To add something of interest besides a thanks, thought I might include the lenses I have.
I photographed the boxes, simply easier than pulling all the lenses out.
These were all purchased new. I've kept everything as new. The lenses are all in perfect (as new) condition.

I was even surprised with the 90mm macro box. It's pictured here and did also contain the boxes the lens and extension tube typically come in. (Not pictured themselves)
The box is more a store presentation box. It has cardboard bits you can fold and put together and a cardboard stand for the lens to turn it into a store display. This kit also included a Tamron water spray and some colored background cards.
I pictured the water spray, came in it's own box and I still have the background cards as well.
I'm kinda pleased I kept it. I know it's not worth $$$ but it's just good to have the 90mm lens all original and complete.

The 300mm came in a soft case. I was surprised to notice others photos showed a hard case.

It's great to see the old manual lenses alive and being used! I contemplated selling all my Tamrons at one stage. I would be kicking myself today if I did it!



PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome mate!

Its a bit odd... from my understanding you are not supposed to be able to post an image in your first post on the forum. Does anyone know if this policy have changed?


PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another resouce for your Tamron research:

http://www.adaptall-2.com/


PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a splendid collection of Tamron lenses Congrats!

And they are fine lenses optically, no question of that.

For me, and probably only for me, I have had bad luck with some of my Tamron lenses because they for reason unknown seem to be more prone to fungus than are my other lenses. So it goes. Sad


PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RnR wrote:
Welcome mate!

Its a bit odd... from my understanding you are not supposed to be able to post an image in your first post on the forum. Does anyone know if this policy have changed?

Thanks for the welcome! Obviously not here long enough to know about any policies but can tell you the pic was linked externally. It wasn't uploaded to the site here as I see there is an option for that. Maybe the upload directly method doesn't work?


Slalom wrote:
Another resouce for your Tamron research:

http://www.adaptall-2.com/

Thanks! Yep, already found it via this forum as well. Like 1 small


guardian wrote:
That is a splendid collection of Tamron lenses Congrats!

And they are fine lenses optically, no question of that.

For me, and probably only for me, I have had bad luck with some of my Tamron lenses because they for reason unknown seem to be more prone to fungus than are my other lenses. So it goes. Sad

Thanks! I started photography with some of these using a Ricoh KR-10M camera. It was a blast acquiring each one as I got more into the hobby.

It's worth mentioning I have always kept silica gel with any lenses when not in use. Silica gel is boxed with them and my camera bag always has silica gel. I've never experienced any fungus on my Tamrons or other lenses.
My friend had the Tamron 70-210 same as mine above. He had his for a very short time and left it stored in his closet with no silica gel. In no time at all it was covered in fungus.

No idea obviously how you've kept yours. You would also think glass is glass and a Tamron lens shouldn't really be more prone to fungus than any other brand but who knows, I'm no fungus specialist either. I'd always recommend using silica gel. These lenses are obviously old now and there certainly have been no adverse affects.


PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I started off with Tamron SP Adaptall-2s. I still have them all. I think the only one I bought new was the 90mm. It took me years to track down a 400mm, which I have scarcely used.

If you are tempted to purchase a 24-48mm make sure you get the rarer hood, which is the only way of attaching a filter.