Tamron Adapt-a-matic 21mm PFJ-45Au
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Old 01-03-2015   #1
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Default Tamron Adapt-a-matic 21mm PFJ-45Au

A lens from 1972. See this link for more info.


Tamron 21mm PFJ-45Au by renseposthumus.

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nice looking wide lens for full frame.

not sure but i think adapt-a-matic is earlier than 1972 and very hard to find an appropriate adaptor to be able to take this older lens mount from tamron.

i still have an auto tamron zoom 70-220 adapt-a-maitic lens with the minolta md adaptor and it's one superb lens that is currently relegated on use with a GF1 after getting the takumar zoom.
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nice looking wide lens for full frame.

not sure but i think adapt-a-matic is earlier than 1972 and very hard to find an appropriate adaptor to be able to take this older lens mount from tamron.

i still have an auto tamron zoom 70-220 adapt-a-maitic lens with the minolta md adaptor and it's one superb lens that is currently relegated on use with a GF1 after getting the takumar zoom.
you can read all about adaptall/adapt-a-matic lenses on this site.
This lens is indeed from '72.

You really should be using these nice lenses (craftmanship, before the era of computer designed/optimalised lens.
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yes.. i would have to agree, when it comes to built quality, nothing beats old manual lenses, has little or no electronics is also a plus as it will outlast current lenses ones their electronics fail.

to be honest i never really looked at manual lenses more than in the past year.. i got my very 1st m4/3 mirrorless camera less than 2 years back but i use it merely as a point and shoot substitute, then i sold off the kit lens and was left with a body, then went for adapters that opened up everything.. at half or even less than half the price of current modern lenses.

in the last 6 month alone, half of my photographic purchases are on old lenses and adapters, soon i realized that with the growing numbers of different lens mounts that i have, i will eventually run out of space in my dry cabinet.

my direction right now is on completing the m42 primes from takumar (if budget permits). about a month ago i still keep shy of minolta md mounts unless they are really sold dirt cheap as they require adapters with glass on most dslr, that however changed when i got my very 1st mirrorless e-mount system last month.
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Yopu gonna need therapy, sounds like a serious case of Glass Acquiring Syndrome.
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yes.. i would have to agree, when it comes to built quality, nothing beats old manual lenses, has little or no electronics is also a plus as it will outlast current lenses ones their electronics fail.

to be honest i never really looked at manual lenses more than in the past year.. i got my very 1st m4/3 mirrorless camera less than 2 years back but i use it merely as a point and shoot substitute, then i sold off the kit lens and was left with a body, then went for adapters that opened up everything.. at half or even less than half the price of current modern lenses.

in the last 6 month alone, half of my photographic purchases are on old lenses and adapters, soon i realized that with the growing numbers of different lens mounts that i have, i will eventually run out of space in my dry cabinet.

my direction right now is on completing the m42 primes from takumar (if budget permits). about a month ago i still keep shy of minolta md mounts unless they are really sold dirt cheap as they require adapters with glass on most dslr, that however changed when i got my very 1st mirrorless e-mount system last month.
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nah, my budget is only approximately USD$30 a month on any old lens that i can bid on.. last february didnt buy anything other than adapters which are very cheap coming from china..


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