Tamron Adaptall 2 lenses

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  1. Bend The Light

    Bend The Light No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have just acquired this lens for pennies, but it gas the Olympus OM adaptor (Tamron Adaptall 2). I was wondering how good this lens was - how it's macro capabilities were. If it's considered a good lens and will be useful to me to operate manually I will buy an adaptall for my Canon 400d (£10 from eBay).
    Currently, zoom-wise, I only have the kit lens (18-55mm f3.5) and a basic canon zoom (75-300mm, f4-5.6).

    I also have a vivitar 28mm, f2.8 MC Wide Angle. If this is any good, I'll consider an adaptor to use this on my canon, too. However, I do already have a couple of wide(ish) russian style lenses in M42 which I use, so this might not be an advantage. What do you guys think?

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    It's an adequate lens; it will be fully manual on your camera of course, and require stop-down metering. Optically, and build-quality wise, they're good enough, but I would think (and I'm not not a Canon person, so others will know better) that newer, used Canon AF gear, even though more expensive would be a better buy in the long run.
     
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    Tamron had some really good Adaptalls in the day... It will certainly be an good lens to use (esp at the price) but zooms have come a long way since the 80s (which was when zooms really started to gain popularity). Adaptall adapters are pretty cheap, so I don't see why not.

    I'm still using my Tamron 90mm macro on several bodies.
     

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