Adaptall-2 SymbolTamron Adaptall-2 Series Lenses Offering Outstanding
Performance and Features at Remarkable Value

Shown at left (click on image for a high resolution photo) is Tamron's Adaptall-2 lens line circa 1980. Nearly all of these lenses, along with Tamron's new SP lens line, were introduced in 1979. A few of these Adaptall-2 lenses were simply cosmetic redesigns of earlier Adaptall lenses, but most were completely new optical designs which also required completely new mechanical designs. While a few of these Adaptall-2 lenses are less than stellar optical performers, they all were very well constructed and were built to last.

Several of these Adaptall-2 lenses feature very good optical performance. The 24mm and 28mm wide angle lenses, for example, have somewhat above average to above average optical performance. Adaptall-2 zooms with above average optical performance include the 28-50 zoom lens, both 35-70 zoom lenses and the latter model 70-150 zoom lens. The latter model 75-250 and 80-210 zoom lenses provide above average optical performance as well. One lens to avoid is the earlier 70-150 model 02A two-touch zoom lens since this lens is simply a cosmetic redesign of the earlier Adaptall lens which had mediocre optical performance.

Adaptall-2 Lens Index

Lenses are sorted by focal length. Fixed focal length lenses are listed first, followed by zoom lenses.

Lens Description Model Introduction Discontinued Photo
24mm F/2.5 01B 1979 1987 Adaptall-2 24 F/2.5 #01B
28mm F/2.5 02B 1979 1992 Adaptall-2 28 F/2.5 #02B
135mm F/2.5 03B 1979 1984 Adaptall-2 135 F/2.5 #03B
200mm F/3.5 04B 1979 1984 Adaptall-2 200 F/3.5 #04B
28-50mm F/3.5-4.5 07A 1980 1982 Adaptall-2 28-50 F/3.5-4.5 #07A
28-70 F/3.5-4.5 44A 1986 1988 Adaptall-2 28-70 F/3.5-4.5 #44A
35-70mm F/3.5-4.5 09A 1980 1983 Adaptall-2 35-70 F/3.5-4.5 #09A
35-70mm F/3.5 17A 1982 1987 Adaptall-2 35-70 F/3.5 #17A
35-135mm F/3.5-4.2 22A 1982 1985 Adaptall-2 35-135 F/3.5-4.2 #22A
35-135mm F/3.5-4.5 40A 1985 1996
70-150mm F/3.5 02A 1979 1980 Adaptall-2 70-150 F/3.5 #02A
70-150mm F/3.5 20A 1980 1984 Adaptall-2 70-150 F/3.5 #20A
70-210mm F/3.8-4 46A 1986 1988 Adaptall-2 70-210 F/3.8-4 #46A
75-250mm F/3.8-4.5 04A 1979 1982 Adaptall-2 75-250 F/3.8-4.5 #04A
75-250mm F/3.8-4.5 104A 1981 1984 Adaptall-2 75-250 F/3.8-4.5 #104A
70-350mm F/4.5 05A 1979 1984 Adaptall-2 70-350 F/4.5 #05A
80-210mm F/3.8-4 03A 1979 1982 Adaptall-2 80-210 F/3.8-4 #03A
80-210mm F/3.8-4 103A 1981 1987 Adaptall-2 80-210 F/3.8-4 #103A
200-500mm F/6.9 06A 1979 1984 Adaptall-2 200-500 F/6.9 #06A
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