Here is our collection of web sites and
web pages which, hopefully, you may find useful. We have included links for
various other products and services which are not necessarily related to
vintage Tamron products. All links are provided for informational purposes
only; we neither endorse nor have any control over the content presented within
these linked third party web sites or web pages.
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|Tamron Lens Hoods
|Tamron lens hoods
A nice cross reference chart of Tamron lens and lens hood model
|Tamron Adaptall and Other
Interchangeable Mount Systems, Other Lens Mounts
Operation of the Ka Mount Important reading to understand why the
aperture setting doesn't show up in Pentax digital cameras when using
Adaptall-2 lenses with a Tamron Ka mount and apertures faster than F/4.
Tamron Adaptall-2 System Information on various Adaptall-2 mounts.
Keep in mind that some of Matt's notes about various Adaptall-2 mounts are not
Adaptall-2 Mounts [PDF] Very important documentation regarding the
usage of Adaptall-2 mounts with Olympus OM-3 and OM-4 series cameras which
feature spot metering. For these cameras, you want to use a Tamron Adaptall-2
OL mount instead of the OM mount. Read why.
Two! A history of the alternative T4 interchangeable mount system.
Needless to say, Tamron countered with their much more refined Adaptall-2 mount
|SLR Lens Mount
Identification Guide A fairly comprehensive guide for identifying
the lens mount on a lens.
|Lens Databases and Information
|35mm MF Prime Lenses
Huge table of manual focus prime lenses produced by virtually every
manufacturer over the past three decades.
mm MF Zoom Lenses Huge table of manual focus zoom lenses produced by
virtually every manufacturer over the past three decades.
|Cult Classics in Third Party
Lenses Robert Monaghan's specific page with information about
vintage Tamron lenses which have received "cult classic" status.
Lenses A web site which is dedicated to providing information about
older manual focus lenses. Site includes forums and photo galleries.
Summmary of Nikon lenses, serial numbers, and specifications. This site
is a good place to start if you are trying to identify older Nikon lenses based
on their serial numbers.
Lenses Resource Megasite Home Page Robert Monaghan's really huge web
site, loaded with tons of helpful information.
lenses with EOS cameras An excellent web page which provides
information about adapting a variety of older manual focus lenses to Canon EOS
Manufacturers Stephen Gandy's list of Vivitar lens manufacturers
based on decoded lens serial numbers.
|Lens Test Reports
Photographer Test Reports The Amateur Photographer Magazine test
report section of their web site.
|TestReports.co.uk UK site where
you can pay to either order printed test reports or download test reports for
lenses produced by a variety of manufacturers. Reports are from Amateur
- how good? Tamron 500/8 SP vs Canon 500/4.5L Needless to say, the
very expensive Canon lens will outperform any mirror lens, but the Tamron 500mm
mirror lens still stacks up fairly well in Bob Atkin's comparison tests. What
Bob didn't notice is the on-axis astigmatism in the Tamron lens which is
clearly seen in the USAF test charts when comparing horizontal and vertical
line groups. Thus Bob's Tamron 500mm mirror either has been mishandled in the
past or is optically defective. My SP 500mm mirror shows perfectly round
diffraction rings when examined on an artificial star using 100x
Photography Catadioptric Lens Tests Comparisons of mirror lenses
based on Modern Photography's resolution and contrast tests.
|photodo lens test data
cgi Type in a lens brand (e.g. Tamron) or lens focal length (e.g.
28mm) to view graphs of photodo lens test results. This cgi script was compiled
by a university professor and really is quite useful.
|Instruction and Service Manuals for
Cameras and Lenses
Manual Store Has original manuals for various Tamron lenses.
|CameraBooks.com Has original
manuals for various Tamron lenses.
|Free Minolta Manuals
Resource for free instruction and repair manuals for Minolta manual
focus, Maxxum and Dynax cameras, lenses and accesories.
|Collector's Web Sites and Pages
Stephen Gandy's CameraQuest web site. This guy is serious about
collecting vintage rangefinder cameras! Stephen also has tons of photo
equipment for sale and offers repair services for camera bodies. This is a very
fun web site to visit even if you are not into rangefinder cameras.
Collector Vermont Bill Salati's very nicely done web site for
various vintage cameras and lenses.
|Rokkor Files A "must
see" web site if you are a Minolta fanatic.
|Photography Web Sites and Forums
|Ajax News and
Feature Service Features marine & specialist photo image
archives, online prints & photography related books by photojournalist
Jonathan Eastland, and blogs on various subjects. The company has a huge
picture library of virtually everthing which is maritime, marine, travel and
photographic related. Other interesting picture libraries include the Ajax
Vintage Library of early 20th century images, and the Vosper Thornycroft
collection of images related to one of the oldest shipbuilding companies in the
|Introduction to close-up
photography A very nicely done "How To" with regards to close-up
|fourthirdsphoto.com An online
community for Olympus four thirds digital camera owners.
A non-commercial website which provides Minolta AF mount DSLR camera owners the
opportunity to share their experiences with others. Since Konica-Minolta is now
no longer in the consumer photography business, this site is an excellent
resource for owners of Konica-Minolta's products.
|Flickr - Photo
Sharing Flickr is an online photo management and sharing
application. Show off your favorite photos to the world, securely and privately
show photos to your friends and family, or blog the photos you take with a
|Manual Focus Forum
A forum dedicated to users of manual focus lenses.
The online home of the Popular Photography & Imaging and American
Photo magazines. Site features tests and reviews, buying guides, how-to tips
and techniques, photo galleries, forums and contests.
An online community with more than 100,000 active members and a lot more casual
visitors. The company started in 1993 and strives to be the best peer-to-peer
educational system for people who wish to become better photographers.
Photography Forum, Gallery, Contests An online photography
|Photodo photo news,
articles and tests A web site which is all about lenses and lens
technology. Site features reviews, news, specifications and articles to help
you choose and use lenses on your SLR or medium-format camera.
Acommunity of photographers and photography enthusiasts ranging from
amateurs to working professionals. Members may critique photos that have been
submitted by other users and may also submit their own photos for review by the
Lens Photos This link takes a while to load, but displays a very
comprehensive table of photos taken with various OEM and after market
Hunter A camera store which is dedicated to vintage camera
Cameras, Ltd. A U.K. based eBay PowerSeller which specializes in
"classic" used SLR cameras, lenses, converters, flash units and accessories.
The company is composed directors with over 30 years of experience in the photo
retail business and has been trading on eBay since 2001.
Photo and Video
|KEH Camera Brokers
Used camera equipment megasite.