Monday, February 8, 2010
Downtown Toronto at Dusk
Toronto Downtown at dusk -- Canon 5D & Tamron Adaptall 28-70mm f3.5-4.5 with EOS-M adapter. ISO 1600, f4.5. Larger Picture.
Adam was very generous and gave me a very hard to find, original Adaptall EOS Mount. This mount, called the EOS-M and the Adaptall Mount for Minolta Alpha, are the only two for auto focus cameras, and they were not made in quantity as other mounts were. I have almost all of Tamron's Adaptall mounts, including the Leica R (two versions), Rollei 35 QBM, Praktica PB, Fujica X, and the two auto focus mounts, plus your garden variety normal mounts.
At one point, I had a very large collection of Adaptall lenses. Still have a few of them, but the collection is nowhere near what it used to be. Tamron lenses are optically very good for most of their lenses, but the new auto focus lenses are just all plastic. Not my cup of tea.