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Tamron AD2 01A snaps its cousins
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:07 pm    Post subject: Tamron AD2 01A snaps its cousins Reply with quote

059A on the left and 159A on the right





PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iuuuuhhhh, a ZOOM lens??? Wink Joking aside, nice ones.


PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Tamron 35-80mm 01A and Pentax F 35-70mm both with close focus are hard to beat,both provide excellent results in the right hands. Wink


PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also the QZ-35M predecessor of 01A is also very good and not expensive.


PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the Takumar version,very heavy and the focus ring is way too smooth! But I am impressed nonetheless.I would like to dismantle and add some grease too the focus coil but have not been able to pluck up the courage.


PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just found a 59A, that looks exactly the same as the 059A on the left of the picture, in a box of stuff that I am trying to sell. It's a lens I got in a kit of stuff, it was broken and I've repaired it, and I don't think I tried it except to see if it worked. But I'll try it properly now!

http://forum.mflenses.com/testing-my-lenses-part-125-tamron-28-70mm-3-5-4-5-59a-t66965.html

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wasn't impressed at all. At 28mm this 59A is useless, no sharpness at all. There's some at 50mm and a bit more at 70mm, but the 17A just beats it hands down.

This picture is at 28mm ISO 1000, 1/160, f8. Focused on the building. Nothing is sharp. I won't even sell this lens, I'll just give it away with a camera or something. I might be a bad copy, I don't know?