FS: Tamron Adaptall-2 SP 180mm f/2.5 IF (63B) 35th Anniversary edition


Link Posted 09/03/2018 - 11:55
Up for sale is my Tamron Adaptall-2 SP 180mm f/2.5 IF (63B) 35th Anniversary edition.

It has an excellent reputation, rightly so, although it is quite an old lens now so probably wouldn't truly compare in terms of IQ, sharpness or contrast again modern equivalents. If you're reading this you probably know about this lens anyway, but the are several write-ups and reviews on the web if you do a little searching - Here is the review from over at Pentaxforums.com:

The condition of this copy is average to good (for its age) - it's clearly seen a lot of action and it shows with a fair amount of silvering on the metal parts of the barrel and around the filter ring. There are no dents or dings, the focus is on the loose side (fairly common with this age of Tamron manual focus lenses), the adpatall mount is operating correctly and a Pentax KA mount is included. it doesn't have the original hood although a generic Metal matching 77mm hood is provided.

Optically the front element has nice coatings, with some minor dust/debris when looking through. The rear elements have some minor mark on the inner elements, I've tried to show this in one of the photos, and the aperture is snappy with a few silvering marks visible.

Some photos of the lens:

and here's a few taken with the lens (click for a bigger image):

...and my absolute favourite, taken into the light through undergrowth....

I don't expect this to sell on the forums, so will list on Ebay shortly, but I prefer to give the option to the members on here first.

Price 279 inc P&P

UK Only, Bank Transfer, Paypal (Gift), Cheque (cleared), Postal Order or Cash on collection, Inspection Welcome



Link Posted 09/03/2018 - 15:23
Wow looks like amazing lens.
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Link Posted 10/03/2018 - 09:10
Irek wrote:
Wow looks like amazing lens.

Thanks Irek - yes, it's a superb lens - deserves to be used more

I've found a brown leatherette drawstring pouch that I believe is the original one for this lens, so that's included too.

I'm open to reasonable offers on this classic lens if you're mulling it over

There's a mini set of photos on Flickr taken by this particular lens if you want more detail:

The handheld, low light, rubber duck shots are a good little sequence showing 4 different apertures and the effect on sharpness and IQ!


Link Posted 12/03/2018 - 19:21
How about 249 inc P&P (and Pentax KA mount)


Link Posted 29/03/2018 - 07:40
Bumpity Bump


Link Posted 02/10/2018 - 22:23
This legendary fast 180 is still available


Link Posted 19/10/2019 - 16:01
Still got this in my collection - 250 for this legendary lens, got to be a great present to yourself


Link Posted 09/11/2019 - 13:16
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