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Old Dec 6, 2006, 6:55 AM   #11
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say is this Tamron here :
http://cgi.ebay.com/Tamron-SP-500mm-...QQcmdZViewItem

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http://cgi.ebay.com/T-Mount-Adapter-...QQcmdZViewItem

can fit on the SONY a \?
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Old Dec 6, 2006, 8:49 AM   #12
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alphadelta wrote: Apaprently that lens is for Olympus mount. A T-mount adapter has a universal thread on one side and the appropriate camera mount on the other. This auction from Cameta is for a Phoenix for Minolta AF. It either has a T-mount or is made for Minolta, you can call Cameta before bidding to find out.



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Old Dec 6, 2006, 9:03 AM   #13
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cope wrote:That's for Minolta MC/MD mount. ;-)

It's probably T-Mount with an adapter. But the listing doesn't say for sure. But, if so, it's for the wrong mount anyway.

B&H has the Phoenix lens with a T-Mount to Maxxum Adapter for the same price ($109.95). See my first post in this thread for a link.

It looks like there are some Optekas on Ebay for less ($89.95 with an adapter for Maxxum). I don't know how the quality compares. The Phoenix lens is apparently made by Samyang according to the description at B&H.



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Old Dec 7, 2006, 1:14 AM   #14
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yes but as i read from reviews, money on a lens like Phoenix will be a waste. thats why i ve been trying to locate a Tamrom or a sigma (but i prefer the Tamron), and a proper mount.

am sorry to bother you , but like i understand, using a T-mount , i can plug a Tamron sp 500mm on my sony, right ?
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Old Dec 7, 2006, 6:29 AM   #15
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alphadelta wrote:
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yes but as i read from reviews, money on a lens like Phoenix will be a waste. thats why i ve been trying to locate a Tamrom or a sigma (but i prefer the Tamron), and a proper mount.

am sorry to bother you , but like i understand, using a T-mount , i can plug a Tamron sp 500mm on my sony, right ?
If there is a Minolta AF adapter available, yes. If not, no. T-Mount lenses all use a common thread. I don't know if Tamron uses the same or a different thread. I suspect it is different, but an email to Tamron would confirm this. In any event, only the Minolta or Sony AF 500 f8 will give AF. You are being sold a bill of goods regarding the cheaper mirror lenses. For the money they aren't bad.
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Old Dec 7, 2006, 7:26 AM   #16
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i dont need AF. i just want to know if i can plug a Tamron on my sony with those T-mounts and just have the manual focus.
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Old Dec 7, 2006, 7:52 AM   #17
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Yes, you can use a Tamron lens, just make sure it comes with the Minolta AF adapter. (most are listed by the adapter type they have)
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Old Dec 7, 2006, 8:21 AM   #18
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i have just got an email from keh saying that the Tamron cannot get adapted on a sony.

i asked for a price including the tamron lens and the proper t mount but it seems its not possible. :sad:
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Old Dec 7, 2006, 9:08 AM   #19
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Tamron's website lists a Maxxum 'adaptall' adapter for a list price of $64.95. I don't know if there's a misunderstanding over at KEH or if they just don't have the correct adapter but it is available.

It could be hard to find the correct adapter, so I'd make a big effort to get them together from the same vendor.


If you google 'Tamron Adaptall Maxxum' you'll see that the adapter is available for about $35 + shipping.
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alphadelta wrote:
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i have just got an email from keh saying that the Tamron cannot get adapted on a sony.

i asked for a price including the tamron lens and the proper t mount but it seems its not possible. :sad:
That's odd... I wonder if your response was from someone who doesn't know cameras andjust assumes thatSony must be different.
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