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Tamron SP 80-200 mm f/ 2.8 LD Adaptall-2 model 30A Lens

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Tamron SP 80-200 mm f/ 2.8 LD Adaptall-2 model 30A lens

Tamron SP 80-200 mm f/ 2.8 LD Adaptall-2 model 30A lens

Tamron SP 80-200 mm f/ 2.8 LD Adaptall-2 model 30A lens

Tamron SP 80-200 mm f/ 2.8 LD Adaptall-2 model 30A lens

Tamron SP 80-200 mm f/ 2.8 LD Adaptall-2 model 30A lens

Optical design

Tamron SP 80-200 mm f/ 2.8 LD Adaptall-2 model 30A optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Tamron Adaptall-2

First year of production: 1985

Last year of production: 1992

Optical design: 16 elements in 12 groups (1 LD element)

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Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
80mm - 200mmf/2.8f/3291.5771359/47,9178/7

Additional information:

The Tamron SP 80-200 mm f/ 2.8 LD Adaptall-2 model 30A  is a telephoto zoom lens with constant lens speed for 35 mm SLR cameras popular in the 1970-90s (via the interchangeable Adaptall-2 mount).

The lens is multicoated.

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Posted by: Nik_SSG   Date of publication: 14.07.2011



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Mechanical quality5.001
Optical quality5.001
Usability5.001
Pricing / Value4.001
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Overall lens rating
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Owner reviews: Tamron SP 80-200 mm f/ 2.8 LD Adaptall-2 model 30A

NerveNet 26.06.2017 01:42:33
Period of use: 2 years

Strengths:

Sharp wide open.

Fast constant f/2.8 aperture across the focal range.

One handed focus/focal operation.

Not expensive (250 euros mine).


Weaknesses:

Weight (1.3Kg), monopod and tripod ring recommended.

Some cromatic aberrations.

Front element rotates during focusing.

Difficult to find.


Comments:

This lens is build like a tank, all made of metal, it weights 1.3Kg. I recommend to use a tripod or monopod with the proper tripod ring.

I like this lens a lot, I use it mainly for indoor sports like gimnastics where f/2.8 is a must have when your camera cannot use ISO 3200 and over.

Having an unique focus/focal ring dessign makes this lens very well suited for sports ussage in one handed operation, actual designs with two rings are a mess when used manually as you need two hands in order to move quickly the focal and focus rings.

Optically this lens is incredible for its age, it cannot compete against current Canon "L" lenses that cover the same focal range, but works very well, has good contrast and sharpnes starting wide open. If Tamron had put another LD glass inside this beast...

I also used this lens with Tamrons Adaptall teleconverters:

With the x1.4 (model 140F)  you will get very good results and only will loose 1 stop.

With the x2 teleconverter the results are not good in my opinion as the chromatic aberrations are also augmented, you can close one stop or two, but the aberrations are still present.

The biggest mess is its weight.

But you know, if you want to get good pictures... weight is a secondary factor.