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    Posted: 06 June 2013 at 19:44
just spotted this on ebay, it seems we dont have this one on the lens db, anyone seen one before ?

btw not mine

tamron 90-300mm
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote MediaArchivist Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 June 2013 at 20:29
My best guess is it is a typo, and is one of these:
Tamron 70-300 F4-5.6 LD Macro

I'll pass.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rastapartaman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 June 2013 at 20:39
It's actualy a nice lens. The only drawback is the MDF, 1,5m.

Have a look here

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Post Options Post Options   Quote kerrath Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 June 2013 at 20:47
It's not a typo. It's just uncommon. I've seen them for sale and never had much desire to own one for more than $20. Assuming others feel the same way, that could explain why it's not in the database.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MediaArchivist Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 June 2013 at 20:52
I have the new USD version, which I like very much on both the a77 and a99. I have read that the similarly named "macro" version is not quite as good (but also cheaper). This looked like an older version of that.

To be fair-- I have never tried either the old or new macro versions, so I can't base anything on first hand knowledge. The USD model was $350(US) after a rebate, thus a great (indeed fantastic) bang-for-the-buck addition to my collection. It was also my first Tamron, so I have a pretty good impression of them (so far).
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I actually have one of these, picked it up ages ago in a kit with a lens I wanted, put it away and promptly forgot about it.

I can confirm it is a Tamron AF Telemacro 90-300mm 1:4.5-5.6, Product Code 62DM, filter size 58mm, 9 aperture blades, filter rotates when focussing, does not rotate when zooming. The lens mount is stamped Minolta 1990. I'll get together what other details I can ascertain, and submit it, with photos, for the lens database.

Edited by mirthseeker - 07 June 2013 at 02:50
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kiklop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 June 2013 at 23:48
Thank you very much for sharing the info about the lens.
I have added it to our lens database. If possible, i would appreciate few images of the lens itself.
(would be nice to have a maker note lens ID as well .. if you don't know how to search for it you can send me one jpg image straight from the camera)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Velocina Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 November 2013 at 02:03
I've recently picked-up one of these 90-300 oddities for around 70 Euro (roughly USD 95) in very good conditions.
Lens hood is probably from an Adaptall-2 lens, but fits perfectly the lens (bayonet mount) and is reversible too. Seems to do not vignetting at 90 mm on my FF Alpha 900.

I'm new in testing lenses (no one test reported yet on this forum, sorry), but I'm thinking that judge lenses without a common test procedure is difficult and subjective.

But I'm tempted to do my first ( and Dixum's first too ) recension of this lens, compairing it to another one I own, the Tokina ATX-PRO (gold ring ) 100-300 f4, that is well regarded as a good performer.

I think to compare the two lenses at 100, 200 and 300 mm both on FF (A900) and APSC cameras (A700), at the same aperture (the max allowed by the Tamron, from f4.5 to 5.6), looking 100% crops in center, border and halfway of the picture.
The subject may be something of printed, from a distance where the center is still readable to look toward the borders to see if contrast and sharpness decreases.

Any suggestion on other tests ?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote bieomax Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 November 2013 at 13:01
came across another one of these on ebay this week, so i've gone for it, got it for about £40 so can a admin set up a sample image thread and i'll stick some on it when the lens gets here
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pdeley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 November 2013 at 15:46
I bought a used one of these off feebay at about $60 four years ago, as a gift for a nephew who was just beginning to get into photography. I tested it briefly at the time before sending it on to the birthday boy and my recollection is that its optics performed comparable to the KM 75-300 (not surprising as I assume the latter was probably a Tamron design to begin with), meaning it was fairly soft at 300mm and prone to CA. The focus speed on my a700 was a bit slower than the KM. The dpreview samples linked above by Luis look better than what I got, which may be due to copy variation plus the fact that unlike his, mine was definitely well used. Not sure if I can find back my test shots but I'll do some digging in my messy archives

Edited by pdeley - 21 November 2013 at 16:10
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Velocina Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 November 2013 at 18:41
Hi bieomax & pdeley,
thanks for the replies to my post.
I think to own a used but good copy of the 90-300 and I've just saw the post on DPreview (where there is an original Tamron leaflet copy that says that the lens has a 9 blades diaphgram, as supposed in Dyxum lens database ).
My copy don't show excessive CA, exactly as the one reported on DPreview.

Now here ( northern Italy ) is rainy, but when the weather will be better, I'll go a while outside with the tripod to properly test the lens. I want to make some pictures to test contrastand CA on the mid to long distances.

Bye.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Freddan_6 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 November 2013 at 20:53
I got one too, picked up for 40$ (250 SEK). But my copy has stuck aperture. Except for that it is almost as sharp as Minolta BBC 75-300, however I can only test full open. In low light it hunts really a lot. It has massive zoom creep. Build is not good, actually one of the worst I have.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bieomax Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2013 at 07:22
Hey Velocina, your list of tests seems good, what ever you do i'll try and replicate so we should be able to see what variation is between our versions



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Edited by bieomax - 22 November 2013 at 08:48
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