Question about F4S and Tamron Adaptall 2 lenses
I am thinking of buying a very nice F4S and I am not sure exactly how it will function with Tamron Adaptall 2 lenses. I have read a lot about the camera on the Photo in Malaysia site, Ken Rockwell's site, and a few others but I can't seem to get the informaton I need. I found this site today so my problems are over!
I am a far cry from a professional and merely a hobbyist photographer. I use a 10mp digital a lot and an older "auto" film camera, both with several Tamron Adaptall 2 lenses I have. I like to shoot some film, mostly outdoor wildlife or just nature stuff. I just got a Tamron SP 90mm f2.5 with extension tubes so I am going to try some macro too. I don't really need the AF on the F4S for what film shooting I do, although if I get the camera I will probably get an AF lens or two for it....after I win the lottery.
Which Adaptall 2 adapter do I need, one with or without the "prong"?
Will the F4S give me aperture priority with matrix metering with the Adaptall's? What else will/won't work with the Adaptall's (I know
AF won't work)?
From what I read, the F4S will be fully functional with the right Nikon MF lenses, so my concerns are with the Adaptalls.
Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated and compensated accordingly.
#1. "RE: Question about F4S and Tamron Adaptall 2 lenses" | In response to Reply # 0blw Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Sun 20-Mar-11 10:28 AM
Adaptall2 lenses will work very nicely with the F4s. They function as AI lenses - whatever AI lenses do on the F4, also happens with Adaptal2 with the Nikon adapter. You will not need the prong.
Of the Adaptall2 lenses, try to stick to ones with SP in the name. Over many years my experience has been that the SP ones are high quality optics - I'm still using three of them - while the non-SP ones have been disappointing.
Brian... a bicoastal Nikonian and Team Member
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#2. "RE: Question about F4S and Tamron Adaptall 2 lenses" | In response to Reply # 1Cat Herder Registered since 17th Mar 2011Tue 22-Mar-11 06:19 PM
Thanks Brian, that is what I thought. I have several SP versions and they are all crystal clear and work great with a Av film camera and my digital. If I get an F4S, at least I won't have to buy a lot of different lenses. Good!