Adaptors for Old Tamron lenses...

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  1. TarkaK9

    TarkaK9 TPF Noob!

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    Hi all,

    I've come across a whole range of old Tamron lenses and wondering where is the best place to get an adaptor ring for a Nikon mount (D5000); if it all possible and play around with them.
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    these are older Tamron lenses (circa early 80s, late 70's) which originally were used on a Konica SLR. Most of these lenses are attached to an adaptor for the Konica mount which I presume back in there day they were universal lenses which one just used the appropriate adaptor for your camera. Anyway, the glass are in great shape and I am curious to try them on my Nikon. There is a 500mm lens in the collection which I am really eager to try.

    Any ideas and pointers in the right direction is greatly appreciated.
     
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    You need a Tamron Adaptall Mount...I think by the 1980's the name was Tamron Adaptall II, or version 2...not sure when they transitioned from the original Adaptall Mount to the Adaptall II variation.

    I would think eBay, or some of the larger camera stores in the USA would have some Adaptall mounts for sale at reasonable prices. I used to own a Tamron 300/2.8 Adaptall-II mount lens...it was well-designed for its time.
     
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    The change occured some time in the very late '60s or early '70s.

    The Adaptall mounts had a screw on retaining system. The Adaptall II mounts are generally clearly marked as such and bayonet onto the back of the lens.
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I use this to keep track of mine

    adaptall-2.org


    Adaptall II is early 80s.
     
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    excellent link. I was apparently confusing the Adapt-all mounts with the earlier Adapt-a-matic mounts.
     
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    They are a dime a dozen on E-bay, and for the Nikon, you can either get them with a prong or without. And, until you get the hang of it, just be careful how you mount the mount to the lens. You can bend things out of whack.
     

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