Tamron Adaptall SP 17mm f/3.5 35mm Primes

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Adaptall SP 17mm f/3.5

Manual focus - Adaptall mount

The SP17mm provides a flat-field ultra wide-angle image instead of a fish eye effect with an angular field of 104 degrees. The lens advanced optical design provides corner to corner high resolution with both good contrast and color reproduction.

User Reviews (4)

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adphoto   Intermediate [Apr 12, 2003]
Strength:

sharp, lack of distortion, good flare control, resolution light and comes with hood

Weakness:

attach filters to hood is messy-and its an 82mm (ouch)however i have found without the hood i can use a 67mm. Mine is the newer version.

Brilliant. This lens has great resolving power. Even on ordinary prints from the lab the back ground details can clearly be seen. A little low in contrast and colour but a polariser improves this. If you like wide angles get this lens

Similar Products Used: 17-35mm sigma, 20mm pentax, 14mm tamron
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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R W   Expert [Mar 25, 2003]
Strength:

Sharp Well built Clever Adaptall system enables lens to be used on all popular SLRs. Good flare control (for an extreme wide angle) Built-in filters (early 17mm) Inexpensive for what you are getting

Weakness:

No built-in red filter. The lens hood takes screw-in 82mm filters, but it is quite awkward and difficult to use. Once, the 82mm red I was using got stuck and I had to get the repair shop to loosen it. Remember, however, this criticism is for the early version. I believe the later version of the lens lacks built-in filters, but takes screw-in ones on the lens itself.

I have the early Tamron SP 17mm model with the built in filters. I bought this lens new more than 20 years ago.

Customer Service

Lens has never needed servicing

Similar Products Used: None
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Hari_Geninazza   Expert [Apr 05, 2002]
Strength:

Good sharpness and contrast for a 17mm; and you don''''''''t have to pay several salaries to get one. (At least salaries like mine!). Nice old-days metal contruction (if a dog attacks you, you can surely knock him down with it.) So: pictures, price and built. And, certainly, you can buy ONLY ONE and share it with all your friends camera brands.(Maxxums/Dynax and EOS in stop-down mode). Long live Adaptall mounts!

Weakness:

None I can think of. And I''''''''ve been using it in different situations for over a year.

I''''''''ve had Tamron lenses since my first SLR in 1982. Great Adaptall-2 system, having used over 20 cameras of 8 different brands. The cameras, myself, and the lenses have improved. Tamron -as most brands- has "simple" non-discerning beginner stuff (not bad, but...), and some Professional quality lenses that can stare Nikons, Canons and even "higher" brands in the eye without any shame. Like the SP 90/2.5 macro (I tried versions 1 and 2), the SP 28-80/3.5-4.2, and certainly the SP 17/3.5. Optically sharp and contrasty (for a 17mm), and though Leica or Contax must surely have better edge and corner sharpness... the Tamron costs less than my house. I love wideangles, and this one is solid, smooth and it certainly delivers. And zoom users will rejoice again at a prime''''''''s minimum focusing distance.

Customer Service

Knock on wood! Never needed it. And that is a good indicator too.

Similar Products Used: Tamron 24/2.5 (I''''''''ll comment on it when I get some first results from the lab), 24/2.5, Tamron 24-70 AF (weeelll...)
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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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