Tamron 80-210mm F/3.8-4 Model 03A: This is a fairly
lightweight and very nice handling zoom lens with average performance.
Additional features include a built-in lens hood and continuous focusing into
macro mode. This model 03A lens, introduced in 1979, was superceded in 1981 by
the model 103A. The latter model 103A is more compact, doesn't have a built-in
lens hood, and features a heavily revised revised optical design with much
better off-axis optical performance. The photo at right (click on photo for a
much larger version) shows a cutaway which nicely illustrates the internal
complexity of zoom lenses which feature all metal construction.
||f/3.8~4 32, AE
|Angle of View
(Groups / Elements)
|10 / 12
|Min. Focus from Film
|Macro Mag. Ratio [w/2X
||21.5 oz. (610g)
||Built-in type, retractable.
||Accepts SP 2X tele-converter #01F.