Free Shipping on ALL Products
camera reviewsbest cameraslens reviewsphotography tipscamera forumvideo toursphotography bookssupport me
It is currently Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:20 pm

All times are UTC

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:17 pm 

Joined: Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:48 pm
Posts: 1
After a big battle with myself I took the decision to buy a Tamron 500MM f/8 mirror lens used. I had read a lot about the difficulties of manual lens but still I couldn't resist myself from buying it. I don't know much about mounts, thirdparty gears etc. I have always used my Nikon D5100 camera on a Nikon AFS lenses.

Anyway I need some help and guidance from the pro's here please

=> I plan to use it on my Nikon D5100. Tamron is a adaptall2 lens and I need to order an adaptall2 adapter for my Nikon camera. Is this the right one?

Are there any differences between the cheap $10 ones in ebay vs the slightly expensive $50 tamron original?

=> I'm ok with manual focus and have used M mode before but I keep reading that with this lens my camera won't meter. Is that true? God that would be a nightmare! won't I see the green exposure meter in my viewfinder if I use this lens? will I atleast see the green focus dot on my viewfinder when I focus?

=> Lastly, I want to order a 2x teleconverter. (This may be a stupid question) If possible, I'd like that teleconverter work on this lens as well as my Nikon 70-300mm 4-5.6 VR lens. I was wondering with the adaptall2 mount this lens might look like a lens with Nikon mount and a Kinko 2x teleconverter for Nikon would do. Or should i buy a tamron 2x teleconverter. again... donno which would work for which lens combination.... pls advice.

I have never seen a teleconverter or adaptall2 adapter before.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:17 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:08 pm
Posts: 8003
Location: Germany
Hello dbalsx, and welcome to the friendly Camera Labs forum!
To enjoy your stay here please have a look at the house-rules!
Unfortunately I cannot advise you regarding the adapter. I have an adaptall-Nikon adapter but as there are no manufacturer markings on it I'm not sure who built it.
As to exposure-metering: it works on a D300 and a D800 by entering the f-number 8 into the camera. I doubt the D5100 has this capability.
And regarding tele-converters: Yes, the lens "looks" like a Nikon lens mount-wise, but Nikon TCs don't accept every lens: it has to be "TC-enabled". The Kenko TC should have no such trouble, but you have to check whether the front-side of the TC fits into the back-side of the lens without damaging any elements. Better try with extra caution before you buy! I never tried my modfied Nikon 1.7xTC on the 500/8.0 but I doubt that you will be pleased with the optical results.

Thomas (beware: Nikon-fanboy and moderator!) My Lens Reviews, My Pictures, My Photography Blog
D810+assorted lenses

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2012 Gordon Laing. May not be used without permission.
/ How we test / Best Cameras / Advertising / Camera reviews / Supporting Camera Labs

Webdesign by Alphabase IT
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group