Which Tamron adaptall for Nikon FM-10?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Paolo B., Jan 2, 2004.

  1. Paolo B.

    Paolo B. Guest

    I own a Nikon FM-10 (not FE-10) made by Cosina.

    A friend of mine gave me for free an old Tamron lens.

    I was wondering which model of Tamron adaptall is suitable for my
    FM-10.

    My Tamron is Made in Japan:

    "684997 JAPAN"
    28-70mm
    1:3.5-4.5
    diameter 62mm
    75°-34°
    CF MACRO BBAR MC

    Any help would be really appreciated

    Thanks and Happy New Year to everbody
     
    Paolo B., Jan 2, 2004
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  2. Paolo B.

    Paul Rubin Guest

    It uses the standard Nikon mount.
     
    Paul Rubin, Jan 2, 2004
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  3. Paolo B.

    Paolo B. Guest

    On Ebay I saw Nikon F and Nikon AI/E
    Is it the same?
     
    Paolo B., Jan 2, 2004
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  4. Paolo B.

    T P Guest


    No, they are not the same. Paul Rubin is wrong.

    The correct Tamron Adaptall 2 mount for the FM-10 is the "AI/E". The
    same mount sometimes has just "AI" on it - the E refers to Nikon
    Series E lenses which are AI-S and therefore AI compatible.

    The Nikon F mount is not suitable. It will not provide the aperture
    indexing (AI) on which correct operation of the light meter depends,
    and its use might damage the lens mount of the FM-10, especially the
    plastic ring which carries the aperture indexing lug.
     
    T P, Jan 2, 2004
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  5. Paolo B.

    Paul Rubin Guest

    They don't make non-AI Adaptall mounts.
     
    Paul Rubin, Jan 2, 2004
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  6. Paolo B.

    Paul Rubin Guest

    Yes, mounts without the AI notch haven't been made since the 1970's.
    Get the AI/E one if you want to be absolutely sure.

    There's a slightly different issue which is that there was Adaptall
    and later there was Adaptall-2 and there may have even been Adaptall-3
    and I'm not sure what the compatibility between those versions is.
     
    Paul Rubin, Jan 2, 2004
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  7. Paolo B.

    T P Guest


    Maybe they don't now, but they did.

    And those Nikon F mounts are still available used.
     
    T P, Jan 3, 2004
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  8. Paolo B.

    BandHPhoto Guest

    <I was wondering which model of Tamron adaptall is suitable for my FM-10.>

    Tamron Adaptall Mount for Nikon AI USA
    Mfr Catalog # C04300
    B&H Catalog # TAAMN
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    regards,
    Henry Posner/B&H Photo-Video
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com
     
    BandHPhoto, Jan 3, 2004
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