[SIZE=4]Using a zoom lens over 25 years old on a Canon EOS 5D MARK III full frame DSLR[/SIZE]


As some readers may recall I have been writing some articles for Amateur Photographer magazine, selecting pre-digital or very early digital era items of photographic gear and finding out how they fare today. The previous lens I spotlighted was a [URL="http://dpnow.com/forum2/blog.php?b=393"]Leica M rangefinder lens[/URL] from the mid-90s, and now I'm turning my attention to a Tamron zoom lens around ten years earlier in vintage - a 70-210mm f/3.8-4 Adaptall 2 (Type 46A). These were made between 1986 and 1988 and I purchased mine on eBay for 20 inc. postage!

It's in excellent condition apart from one flake of debris between lens elements inside the lens, but I don't think this affects the picture quality.

Canon kindly provided an EOS 5D Mark III for me to use along with a 60D and a 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS for comparison purposes.

Anyway, for now here are a few shots taken this afternoon with the Tamron and the 5D Mark III: