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Re: [OM] Tamron Lens

Subject: Re: [OM] Tamron Lens
From: Piers Hemy <piers.hemy@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 09:22:17 +0000
And I bought mine 40 years ago, new, for slightly more than I paid for the 
OM-10 with 50/1.8 41 years ago. I lost both in 2001 (left in a taxi) but, like 
you, bought a used replacement. Cost about 1/3 as much, ignoring inflation!

Piers

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behalf of C.H.Ling <ch_photo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:13:03 AM
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Subject: Re: [OM] Tamron Lens

I purchased a Tamron 01A 33 years ago, it was the first 2nd hand lens I
bought, unfortunately the aperture mechanism was fault so I returned it.

For sentimental reason, I purchased one in 2013. Actually I have
purchased two, disassembled and cleaned them up then keep the better one
which is now looks and works like new. The 01A is a very sharp lens but
there are purple fringe at the long end. The flare resistance is also
poorer than my OM lenses.

Around the same time, I have also purchased a Tamron 24-48/3.5-3.8 at a
good price, it was full of dust inside out. I'd like to keep the lens
after cleaning it up since OM does not have 24mm zoom. Finally I sold it
since I found the resolution of this lens is not as good as my OM 28-48.

The mechanical construction and use of material of the Tamron is very
good. I would say it is much better than OM lenses, especially the
rubber grip, they are just like new even after 40 years.

C.H.Ling


On 20/03/25 3:19, Moose wrote:
> On 3/24/2020 7:24 AM, Chris Trask wrote:
>>       I was casually browsing through the Tamron offerings at
>> KEHoutlet and came away with a Tamron 01A 38-80/2.8-3.8 lens
>
> Typo? Mine are 35-80 mm.
>
>> for half the average evilBay price.  Comes with a Nikon AI adapter.
>> With almost 330 degrees of focus ring rotation this is a very good
>> lens for flowers and insects.
>
> Yup, does v. nice semi-macro, with greatest mag. at the long end, which
> is excellent for flowers and insects.
>
> The interior mechanism that controls close focus by focal length, is
> complex. My first one stopped going higher than 60 mm after a while. I
> thought it cheaper to buy a second one than deal with service.
>
> Be gentle, don't force the rings. I don't believe I broke the first one,
> but it doesn't hurt to be careful.
>
> Tam 'O Ron Moose
>
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