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Monday, January 30, 2023

Tamron Adaptall-2 SP 90mm 1:2.5, Lens Test, Handheld

Tamron Adaptall-2 SP (52BB) 90mm 1:2.5, Vintage Lens Test, Handheld 01
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Legacy Lens Test: Handheld shots, image making with a Tamron Adaptall-2 SP (52BB) 90mm 1:2.5, impressive results.
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It was an exciting day, and I was elated when the lens came in. Didn't waste any time either as I got the lens unpacked and mounted on the Olympus E-PM2, and was out of the door grabbing these first few shots at wherever the camera was pointed. With a focal length equivalent to a 180mm telephoto lens on a full-frame camera, the lens needs more than just a steady pair of hands when shooting handheld. I pursued regardless and got away with these few images for the trial.

The Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.5, a "cult classic" macro lens, a favorite with many users, came with a great reputation for color rendering and excellent chromatic aberration correction. The lens does suffer a little from flare, so a lens-hood is recommended, where available. The first all-metal version of this lens was replaced by the 52BB, with a redesigned barrel with a bayonet fitting for a hood. An autofocus version 52E is also available.

Olympus E-PM2, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.5 52BB Macro
Olympus E-PM2, Tamron Adaptall-2 SP (52BB) 90mm 1:2.5

Here's hoping for more images with this lens soon!



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