Need quick help on a lens that's on Ebay


dinneenp

Link Posted 05/07/2011 - 11:07
Hi,
Tamron 72B SP 90MM F2.8 MACRO LENS ADAPTALL FIT pentax is for sale on ebay, auction ending very soon so if anyone could answer my questions I'd appreciate it.
Item number: 280702966252
http://cgi.ebay.ie/280702966252?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fshop.ebay.ie%3A80%2F%3F_from%3DR...

1. Is this a 1:1 macro lens?
2. Will it fit onto a Pentax K-7 or do I need to buy a seperate adapter?
3. Would you recommend this lens? My budget for a macro lens is 150 max. It'd be used for trying macro out, a bit of everything (mainly objects, not inscets). Ideally I'd like it for portraits too but don't think I'd find one within my budget.

These are the details the seller put up:
This is the 72B version, it comes with a Pentax P/Ka adapter but you can obtain other adaptall mounts to fit it to your camera. The lens has been well used & the exterior of the lens shows plenty of signs of wear, but it still works fine. Aperture works fully, focus is smooth & the optics are in very good condition. comes with caps

Thanks in advance for the quick answer,
Patrick.
Cheers,
Pa
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Last Edited by dinneenp on 05/07/2011 - 11:10

johnwhit

Link Posted 05/07/2011 - 11:24
I can't access Ebay from work but I believe this model will do 1:1 without the extension tube, if the mount is included it will work with your K-7 straight off providing the mount is OK. Some user comments here:

http://www.pentaxforums.com/userreviews/Tamron-SP-MF-90mm-F2.8-MACRO-F1-72B-for-...

John
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dinneenp

Link Posted 05/07/2011 - 11:26
johnwhit wrote:
I can't access Ebay from work but I believe this model will do 1:1 without the extension tube, if the mount is included it will work with your K-7 straight off providing the mount is OK. Some user comments here:

http://www.pentaxforums.com/userreviews/Tamron-SP-MF-90mm-F2.8-MACRO-F1-72B-for-...

John

Thanks for the quick reply.
He says it comes with ' it comes with a Pentax P/Ka adapter'. Is this the same as the mount you mention?
Cheers,
pa
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thoughton

Link Posted 05/07/2011 - 11:29
Yes, the PKA adapter is the best one, which allows use of Av and the other semi-auto modes on the camera. Lens has a good reputation, Cardiff Gareth had one until quite recently, you might want to look at his Flickr.
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johnwhit

Link Posted 05/07/2011 - 11:31
Hi,

Yes, the P/Ka adapter has the A (Auto aperture) for automatic exposure and is worth quite a bit on it's own. It should allow you to control the aperture from the camera body.

John
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Last Edited by johnwhit on 05/07/2011 - 11:35

AxelLuther

Link Posted 05/07/2011 - 11:52
dinneenp wrote:
Hi,
Tamron 72B SP 90MM F2.8 MACRO LENS ADAPTALL FIT pentax is for sale on ebay, auction ending very soon so if anyone could answer my questions I'd appreciate it.
Item number: 280702966252
http://cgi.ebay.ie/280702966252?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fshop.ebay.ie%3A80%2F%3F_from%3DR...

1. Is this a 1:1 macro lens?
2. Will it fit onto a Pentax K-7 or do I need to buy a seperate adapter?
3. Would you recommend this lens? My budget for a macro lens is 150 max. It'd be used for trying macro out, a bit of everything (mainly objects, not inscets). Ideally I'd like it for portraits too but don't think I'd find one within my budget.

These are the details the seller put up:
This is the 72B version, it comes with a Pentax P/Ka adapter but you can obtain other adaptall mounts to fit it to your camera. The lens has been well used & the exterior of the lens shows plenty of signs of wear, but it still works fine. Aperture works fully, focus is smooth & the optics are in very good condition. comes with caps

Thanks in advance for the quick answer,
Patrick.

Hi Patrick - funny to meet you here in this forum .... the Tamron is a full-blown 1:1 Macro - when I got my Pentax 100mm, the Tamron and the Sigma 105 where the two competitors (I got a good test report that day, but couldn't find it anymore - but I remember that the results for the Tamron where not that bad. Interesting to know, that you have a K7 now
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giofi

Link Posted 05/07/2011 - 12:25
As John noted, keep in mind that the PKA adapter is worth 40-50 GBP on its own....
Giorgio

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dinneenp

Link Posted 05/07/2011 - 13:30
...missed out on it. It went for 93. In hindsight I should have raised my max bid.
Oh well....
Cheers,
Pa
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Mike-P

Link Posted 05/07/2011 - 13:33
I forgot all about that auction. The lens alone was worth the 93 and the PK/A mount another 50.

I carry the exact same model in my bag .. superb manual macro lens.
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johnriley

Link Posted 05/07/2011 - 13:39
If the OP hoped to get this for a reasonable price I'm not sure that asking about it was a good option. It's a mixed blessing really, getting the answer but alerting a lot of people if it happens to be a bargain.

Then we end up bidding aginst each other...potentially.

And no, I wasn't bidding....
Best regards, John

i-Berg

Link Posted 05/07/2011 - 13:44
John - Patrick did try a PM to me first, as I had previously recommended the current model Tammy 90 that I use. I think he only went open here because I was unable to resolve his original query.

Agree on the mixed blessing though!
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Algernon

Link Posted 05/07/2011 - 13:48
The lens went for buttons!! I've never seen a 90-105mm go for about 50 before. The Cosina f/3.5's come close.

Just like the Lottery the Numbers always look so obvious
the day after!
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Last Edited by Algernon on 05/07/2011 - 13:49

johnwhit

Link Posted 05/07/2011 - 13:59
I was once outbid on an A*300/4 by 1 pence, it put me in a bad mood for days after

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thoramay

Link Posted 05/07/2011 - 14:10
Patrick. PP sent.

rparmar

Link Posted 05/07/2011 - 14:33
Always bid the maximum amount you actually want to spend. And then forget about it if you don't get it. Another lens will be along soon enough and there's never a point in spending more than you want to.
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Last Edited by rparmar on 05/07/2011 - 14:33
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