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Old Aug 20, 2007, 10:34 AM   #1
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Hello Pentax owners & fans!

Soon I will get for a mere $:20,00 (Twenty US Dollars only), the first model of a Tamron 28-200mm zoom lens, probablely fabricated during 1992/3...for my Pentax K10D (Yes...it's a film based lens!).

Sadly I can't find any reference/review of this old type of zoom lens.:?

Any information will be extremely usefully:?

Thanks so much for your help!

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Old Aug 20, 2007, 11:26 AM   #2
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alex,
soon after you receive it you can tell us.:G
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Old Aug 20, 2007, 11:54 AM   #3
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Hi Alex, I assume you mean the first AF version.

I have the XR film version, which came right after yours, and it does what it's made for very good, being an all-occasions zoom. I use it for travelling.

I read somewhere that the build qulaity of the LD (your version) is a little less, but that it's optically about the same.

Don't expect razor sharp pics from this lens though...28 to 200mm comes with compromises...

For 20$ you can't go wrong here...

Enjoy your new lens!

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Old Aug 20, 2007, 2:38 PM   #4
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My dear Robar & TDN,

Yes when I will get it...of course I will check it well will make a shoot of it fitted to my lovely K20D...+ later a few photos of the combination.

I think...that is the version which I never know the focus distance or which zoom. or lens focal I'm using...:!:

Thanks for the moment!

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Old Oct 2, 2007, 10:55 AM   #5
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My dear Robar & TDN,

Yes when I will get it...of course I will check it well will make a shoot of it fitted to my lovely K20D...+ later a few photos of the combination.

I think...that is the version which I never know the focus distance or which zoom. or lens focal I'm using...:!:

Thanks for the moment!

Peace,

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Dear Robar & Tom,

A hour earlier I got the lens, after a few months that the seller don't communicated with me at all, I check it in a "Leisurely/light" manner...but tomorrow together with my best photographer friend...we will check it extremely well & seriously, as you can see...NO hood & lens cap was together. Within us my cheaper way will be to buy a "Reducer" ring size from 72mm to 62mm, + a Tamron 62mm size lens cap, as a MC filter I own 62mm also a German made "Hama" rubber zoom lens hood, which will be 100% suitable thanks that any APS sensor need to be multiplied by 1.5x the focal length of the "Film" designed lens, so such 62mm size will be 100& right according to my Pentax APS 1.52x.I hope & desire that will NOT vignette issue...:P

Below you can see the lens attached to my lovely Pentax K10D body!

For a mere $:20.00 really is a BARGAIN/DEAL...!

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Old Oct 2, 2007, 11:03 AM   #6
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Dear Robar & Tom,

My first shoot handheld wide open 200mm F:5,6, from our salon to our garden...looks well...I think out...:? +:P

As I say tomorrow will be much more intensively & precisely checking...:G

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Old Oct 2, 2007, 11:47 AM   #7
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I have the 70-300mm of this lens and even though the auto focus is no longer working I cannot stop using it as it does so good on macros and outdoor photos. Super light weight and very easy to focus and zoom.

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Got mine for 18 dollars plus shipping....Hope your auto focus is still working...LOL

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Old Oct 2, 2007, 2:20 PM   #9
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My dear Dawg,

Lovely two photos.... did you use the built in flash at the second photo?:?

YES...all works I was afraid regarding the Auto-Diafragm...but I check it & the photo of my garden is using the camera "Normally". Till when will continue...that today I really don't know.

Here another example using the lens normally! with his own focus mechanism...but as i wrote tomorrow I will known haw good or less good is!:G

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Old Oct 2, 2007, 3:36 PM   #10
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looks like a keeper alex. nice and short also..

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