thundermonkey wrote in post #16174187
So fringing on the Vivitar and Sears at 2.8 if I read that right? The 200mm cost only 20 and apparently has some dust on the inside, so I don't expect a pure image out of it but for the price won't mind. As I said, for video, imperfections may find their use.
Might be useful for some creative stuff in video, who knows. What do you mean by the auto leveler??
Sorry, no idea what v3, kimone is. Admittedly, I just look at what people seem to like and look for footage/stills taken with it.
Would really like to get some help on these adapters, would like to order them ASAP, but need to be certain what the right ones are, then brand, etc. Fun times!
Will continue reading your sig for ideas on future purchases
Haha, sounds good! Check out my Flickr for ideas, the vast majority of what's on there was shot with vintage glass If you have a question about what lens was used for which shot feel free to ask me right there on the picture.
The 200mm Vivitar doesn't CA or fringe nearly as much as my Sears 135mm, but it definitely still does a bit wide open, once either one is stopped down to f/4 it's pretty much gone though. As for the dust on the inside, I'd be seriously surprised if any sign of it would show up in shots, I have a Yashica 50/1.7 that has serious dust and possibly fungus on the inside of it and yet it has zero effect on image quality
The v3 Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm is variable aperture from 2.8-4 and it can do 1:2.5 macro, which is pretty handy, it was made by Kimone and branded by Vivitar, there are several versions of this lens all made by different manufactures, the Kimone is generally believed to be the best one from what I read. I shot a wedding with it last Saturday and was really impressed (which was a good thing, because I was fretting over it the whole day... I went into it anticipating being able to borrow my father's 70-200/2.8ii, but he needed it for a shoot himself, so I bought the Vivitar last minute), shots from it were pretty much indistinguishable from those from my dad's 24-70mk1 that he let me borrow!
The Auto lever is a little switch on the back to operate the auto aperture mode when used on a film SLR, this obviously doesn't work on a DSLR and the protrusion can hit the mirror, so I just used a pair of pliers to snap it off (it's pretty common on vintage glass and they're usually very easy to break off, it won't affect it's use on a DSLR )
As for the caps, any 62mm cap will work, I get mine for $5 on Amazon. The rear caps, as long as you have the adapter for EOS will fit normal EF rear caps, though sometimes they can fit a little loose. I find the Fotodiox rear caps fit more snuggly on adapters (and their adapters are very good as well).