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Tamron 500mm f/8 SP Tele Macro (55B) Lens (Requires Adaptall Mount) {30.5}

KEH Model# 251418

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Tamron 500mm f/8 SP Tele Macro (55B) Lens (Requires Adaptall Mount) {30.5}
Cond. Notes Price Qty
Ugly

The look only a photographer would love. "UGLY" means equipment is rough, with multiple impressions in metal, excessive finish loss and brassing. Glass will have marks, fungus and/or haze which will affect picture quality

With Normal Filter; Requires Adaptall Mount
$49.00
* Item pictured for illustrative purposes only, actual item not pictured. See ‘Notes’ next to grade for included items.

Description

DETAILS

During the 1979, the Tamron SP 500mm F/8 Tele-Macro Catadioptric (Model 55B) lens was the smallest and lightest 500mm mirror telephoto lens. The lens employs mangin mirrors, continuous focusing down to 1:3 macro, and 30.5mm rear filter thread. Macro performance is good but with softness in the corners due to off-axis coma. Light transmission is very close to F/8 and light fall-off is a mere 0.75 stop.

"Mirror" lenses refer to systems comprised of reflecting mirrors with lenses, a combination that allows telephotos to be lighter and more compact than conventional lenses. The effect on the image is ring blur - great for portrait work. The beauty is heightened even more when lighting is effectively used in shooting, resulting in photographs with overwhelming emotive power. Characteristics that make this lens a true classic. This improved model delivers better performance at close range with increased peripheral light. The use of rear-insertion type filters enable rapid secure filter changes. The barrel's rugged ZEN finish helps it withstand hard outdoor use.


Additional Information

General
Brand Name Tamron
Optics
Focus Type Manual focus (only)
Lens Mount Tamron Adaptall
Lens Type Telephoto / Long
Max Focal Length 500mm
Min Focal Length 500mm

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