It belongs to vivitar s legendary series 1 of for the time ultra fast zoom and primes lenses. Of the vivitar series 1 lenses in this range this one is my favorite. I am impressed now, and want to see some more comments related to how it stands against tamrons sp 3580. This is for photos taken with the vivitar series 1 28mm f1. As i search this forum for this lens, i found none.
But the cas of the vivitar 2890 mm series 1 are tiny above 35 mm focal length, which makes this less of a problem. I am impressed now, and want to see some more comments related to how it stands against tamrons sp 35 80. I have tested a lot of the old standard focal length macros, but how does a telephoto 90mm macro from the old days stand up. The vivitar 70210mm series 1 is the classic of classics of thirdparty lenses. Just curious if anyone here have this lens, and if you do would you mind sharing the photos taken with this lens. No wonder, then, that one of my earliest lenses was the original vivitar series 1 90mm f2. They also manufactured several of the wellrespected vivitar series 1 lenses, and the build quality seems very solidincluding halfstop detents on the aperture ring. This classic komine made original series 1 is often referred to as the stovepipe because of its di. Get the best deals on vivitar 90mm camera macroclose up lenses when you shop the largest online selection at. This lens was not part of the original series 1 family as released in the 1970s, nor was it part of the series 1 family when the john c. Ive used that lens for many years, first in canon fd and later in nikon f.
This lens produces over 120 lines of resolution from 11 to 110 macro focusing distance, this is the same performance as the current leica 100mm apo, and nearly twice the 68 lines of resolution produced by the 105mm macro nikkor. Like many vivitar lenses, it was made for vivitar by fourth parties, and its design varied over the years. All the photos are of the vivitar series 1 vmc 28 90mm f2. Could anybody who has experience with both of these lenses please tell me whether the vivitar has any advantages over the kiron. The iq of this vivitar is phenomenal for zoom lenses of its age. Heavy, vignetting at 28mm, varifocal, short focus throw. Pentax mz60 35mm camera body, chrome, euro version of zx60.
While my 282 kiron was out being serviced i started to use the 281. Without additional devices it enables you to take 1. It is packed with an impressive 2890mm zoom range and a fast f 2. Recently i purchased the manual focus bokina vivitar series 1 902.
In good light and if you can live with the close focusing limit at 28, the 28105 is still a very nice lens. It belongs to vivitars legendary series 1 of for the time. Bought i have a chance to pick this one up, at a reasonable price, in my local area, which is pretty rare, taking into account how bloated the prices are on this kind of items over here twice as much in many cases, plus, the serial starts with 22, kiron made. Where photos arent credited they were sourced from the net, generally auction sites. I owned one with my x700 and was very pleased with it. Apocryphal data suggests this version was made by kino precision kiron in december, 1978. It is the precursor to the famous bokina tokina atx macro 90mm f2.
Vivitar corporation was a manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of photographic and optical. If anyone wants a macro lens that performs like a macro lens, the vivitar series 1 90mm f2. According to cameraquests vivitar serialnumber decoder, the 351. Besides the vivitar trade mark, it sold as elicar and panagor.
What are the best and worst of vivitar and series 1 lenses. Nyquist frequency is about 3000, so the lens is outresolving the sensor through most of the range. They rival or even exceed modern macros in optical quality. Pentax k pk and pka, m42, canon fd, nikon f, olympus om, minolta sr covers. My guess it that built quality was sacrificed as a result. Some outside shots using canon t2i and vivitar 2890mm. Got the vivitar series 1 to replace my pentax smc pentaxa 35105mm f3. This is the third generation made by komina and branded for vivitar. I have a panasonic gh2 that is mounted with a panasonic m43 45mm f2. All of my s1 105mm macro images are on another computer, but i can refer you to an article at my blog i wrote back in august, where i compared it with three other lenses, two of which are macro lenses. The focus ring is certainly not as nice and grippy as on the older versions.
The lens is based on a pushpull principle focal length is changed by pushing or pulling the focusing ring, the lens length is changing at the same time. A couple of months ago i got the vivitar series 1 mf 70210mm 3. My email is my first name at a domain that corresponds to my full name. Its cheap construction but has unbeatable sharpness. I dont usually care for zooms but this one is actually really good with some awesome macro capabilities at 28mm. I found it to be a very good all around fast zoom and a useful macro lens. Mtf 20 mtf 50 is fairly comparable, just lower numbers. I would say that sharpness is about the same when cmparing the kiron and the vivitar but the vivitar is better built and is quite good in the. It is a fantastic lens and can usually be found for very affordable prices. At the focal length of 28 mm it enables you to take 1.
Please refer back to the main page for an overview of these lenses. Another great kominemade vivitar is their series 1 2890mm f 2. It was one of the sharpest, flatest shooting macro around. More than a decade after vivitars release of the series 1 90mm f2.746 268 943 34 219 1306 677 702 1234 783 1576 314 1433 1344 789 1259 1473 854 1196 654 63 332 919 627 1390 940 949 1418 234 162 1025 916 476 1106 832 757 1499 433 1207