Tamron Adaptall lenses and Canon EF mounts

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Chris Butler, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. Chris Butler

    Chris Butler Guest


    Is it possible to use a manual-focus Tamron adaptall lens on a Canon EF
    mount body? I realize that I'd probably need to use stop-down metering,
    but the only Canon-flavoured Adaptall rings I see listed on the Tamron site
    are for the FD mount - is there an Adaptall/Canon EF available?

    I have a couple of Tamron Adaptall MF lenses left over from my Pentax
    days, and I've been generally happy with them - if I could re-use them on
    the Rebel, that'd be great.

    Chris Butler, Apr 19, 2004
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    Onepercentf Guest

    There is one currently on offer on ebay. regards, David
    Onepercentf, Apr 19, 2004
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    ROBMURR Guest

    There was an EOS adapter made by Tamron but long since discontinued.
    Some cameras will not meter correctly with this setup like
    the A2 I think.
    I was testing my friends Tamron SP 200-500 SP
    F5.6 lens with my Rebel TI on it last week
    to test the exposure on slide film. It was just a tiny bit
    underexposed to my eye. He uses it with his EOS1 just
    fine. Those adapters are very hard to come by.
    ROBMURR, Apr 20, 2004
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    Dave Guest

    I am not familiar with the Tamron lense model-line you reference. However,
    I suggest two things - phone / contact Tamron and ask the question, and
    consider what type of lense is the Adaptall - is it a totally
    self-containted electronic lense with servo focusing like the Canon EF
    series? If not, I don't see where it would work.
    Dave, Apr 20, 2004
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    Warren Jones Guest

    With the restrictions you mentioned, the answer is yes. I've put a Pentax
    screw adaptall on some fine old Tamron SP glass eg 180mm f2.5, then used
    this with an EOS/42 adapter on my 10D. The latter I picked up off EBay
    Warren Jones, Apr 20, 2004
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    TP Guest

    That's an excellent idea, as it solves all the potential
    incompatibility problems of the Adaptall II EOS mount.
    TP, Apr 20, 2004
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    Chris Butler Guest

    Thanks for the replies, everyone - I think I have some shopping to do.
    Hopefully I can get a few more miles out of my zoom/macro before I get
    some Canon glass to replace it.

    Chris Butler, Apr 20, 2004
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