Tamron 35-70 f3.5 Zoom


  • Adaptal Mount
  • Optically Mint
  • Smooth Focus and Zoom
  • Complete with Box, Case and Caps

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Tamron 35-70 f3.5 Zoom

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Tamron 35-70 f3.5 Zoom with Adaptall Mount, can be fitted to almost any film SLR with the appropriate accessory mount.
If you let us know which mount you require we may be able to assist but these are readily available and easy to find.

Optics are beautifully clean and focus and zoom are smooth and light. There is some minor cosmetic wear showing but the lens has been well cared for.

Tamron made thousands of these and there are many very bad examples on auction sites that have been ill kept and cared for – This one is superb with crystal clear unmarked optics plus its original retail box, case and end caps.

We would strongly recommend an appropriate 58mm UV filter to protect the very prominent and large front optical surface from damage.

Manufactured between 1982 an 1987 the Tamron 35-70 f3.5 Zoom is a  moderate wide angle to slight telephoto zoom lens with above average optical performance. This lens features a revised constant aperture optical design compared to the variable aperture optical design used in the earlier 35-70 model 09A.. Like the earlier 09A lens version, this lens features continuous focusing (CF) into macro mode.

This lens was produced in three distinct cosmetic versions, all labeled as the model 17A. This is the earliest version withe the focus direction running in the same direction as Nikon lenses.  later versions have the focus direction operating as per Minolta standard lenses. This makes little practical difference but Nikon fans may prefer this version above others.

None – lens has been in our possession for quite some time and operates perfectly.

None available

Please be aware that the cameras and lenses for sale can be up to 50 years old.  They have been serviced and/or checked and are always as good as they can be made, but please don’t expect them to be flawless as if they were made yesterday.

All lenses of this age exhibit some small particles of dust and coatings are not up to modern standards. Cameras will exhibit some wear signs and likewise may have small dust specks in their viewfinders or focus screens.  These do not affect the picture in any way.

ANY problems or issues will be described in the main text which you are advised to read carefully.If you are unfamiliar with film cameras we suggest you do some online research and read the manuals which are freely available from online resources.

We are enthusiastic film fans and spend our time hunting cameras and lenses that have been or are being unloved. We then spend hours to bring them back to fully working and clean condition, ready for a new lease of life with you  We always change the film seals, give the camera a clean/service and make sure its fully working before we sell it on to you.

Most lenses are cleaned, re-lubricated and all of their functions checked prior to sale so you know they will work, full details will always be in the text. All items are packed safely for transit using proper packing material NOT something the cat was sick in.Having been stung both on eBay and by dealers alike who often know very little about film cameras we decided to offer people a chance to experience film using a camera that will last for many years and which we can say for sure works reliably

Mel & Claire

Additional information



Focus Type

Manual Focus

Mount Type


Stop Down Mode