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Sep 11, 2013 17:42 |  #676

Took my "new" MF Vivitar 28-90mm/F2.8-3.5 Series 1 lens out for the 1st time today....
....and I am very impressed with its vibrant colors and contrast...
I actually had to pull back the contrast in these scenes...
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My Canon kit 450D/s90; Canon lenses 18-55 IS, 70-210/3.5-4.5....Nikon kit: D610; 28-105/3.5-4.5, 75-300/4.5-5.6 AF, 50/1.8D Nikkors, Tamron 80-210; MF Nikkors: 50/2K, 50/1.4 AI-S, 50/1.8 SeriesE, 60/2.8 Micro Nikkor (AF locked), 85mm/1.8K-AI, 105/2.5 AIS/P.C, 135/2.8K/Q.C, 180/2.8 ED, 200/4Q/AIS, 300/4.5H-AI, ++ Tamron 70-210/3.8-4, Vivitar/Kiron 28/2, ser.1 70-210/3.5, ser.1 28-90; Vivitar/Komine and Samyang 28/2.8; 35mm Nikon F/FM/FE2, Rebel 2K...HTC RE UWA camera

  
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Sep 23, 2013 14:49 |  #677

Meyer Görlitz Trioplan 100 f2.8 on Canon 6D :)
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Nov 02, 2013 22:47 |  #678

I have an opportunity to pick up a Vivitar 50mm 1:1.7 MC for cheap, anyone with any thoughts/experiences/w​arnings about it? As far as I can see (from Google anyways), it has a K-mount, am I right?


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Nov 03, 2013 00:15 |  #679

Quiexo wrote in post #16419862 (external link)
I have an opportunity to pick up a Vivitar 50mm 1:1.7 MC for cheap, anyone with any thoughts/experiences/w​arnings about it? As far as I can see (from Google anyways), it has a K-mount, am I right?

As far as I know Vivitars usually come in a variety of mounts. I have the 50mm f/1.9 from them and it's an OK lens, it's nothing to write home about though.


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Nov 03, 2013 06:31 |  #680

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #16420000 (external link)
As far as I know Vivitars usually come in a variety of mounts. I have the 50mm f/1.9 from them and it's an OK lens, it's nothing to write home about though.

Ok, thanks for your thoughts...still, at $30, I'm sorely tempted just to buy it, as my first venture into vintage MF lenses...think I'll just sleep on it for now..:)


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Nov 03, 2013 12:39 |  #681

Quiexo wrote in post #16420387 (external link)
Ok, thanks for your thoughts...still, at $30, I'm sorely tempted just to buy it, as my first venture into vintage MF lenses...think I'll just sleep on it for now..:)

Yea, $30 isn't bad to just try it out... idk how ebay works in your country, but I would try to pick up a Yashica ML 50/2 or 50/1.9 for that money though. I have most of the ML 50mm's and they're all pretty darn good.

Here's a shot from the ML 50/1.4

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Nov 09, 2013 11:34 as a reply to  @ EverydayGetaway's post |  #682

Picked up a Carl Zeiss Jena f/3.5-4.5 MC Macro Jenazoom for a few quid at a car boot and the adapter arrived today, so gave it a try out. Can't wait to use it some more :)

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Nov 15, 2013 12:42 as a reply to  @ JohnPh's post |  #683

This is a fascinating thread. All the talk about the MF lenses, and the very interesting sample images prompted me to go for an archeological dig in the garage. Below is what I found;

Minolta MC W.Rokkor-X 28mm 1:2.8
Minolta MC Tele Rokkor-X 135mm 1:2.8
Auto Vivitar (Nikon mount) 28mm 1:2.5
Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4
Nikkor 35mm 1:2
Nikkor 135mm 1:2.8
Micro-Nikkor 55mm 1:2.8

Are any of these worth looking into for use on a DSLR?




  
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Nov 15, 2013 13:05 |  #684

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #16421085 (external link)
Yea, $30 isn't bad to just try it out... idk how ebay works in your country, but I would try to pick up a Yashica ML 50/2 or 50/1.9 for that money though. I have most of the ML 50mm's and they're all pretty darn good.

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Nice! Is this somewhere near Sugarloaf mountain by anychance? ;)


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Nov 15, 2013 13:14 |  #685

x0ny wrote in post #16454096 (external link)
Nice! Is this somewhere near Sugarloaf mountain by anychance? ;)

Indeed it is! I forget the name of the road, but it's the only dirt road I know of that leads to the main gate :)


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Nov 15, 2013 16:48 |  #686

Sibil wrote in post #16454030 (external link)
This is a fascinating thread. All the talk about the MF lenses, and the very interesting sample images prompted me to go for an archeological dig in the garage. Below is what I found;

Auto Vivitar (Nikon mount) 28mm 1:2.5
Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4
Nikkor 35mm 1:2
Nikkor 135mm 1:2.8
Micro-Nikkor 55mm 1:2.8

Are any of these worth looking into for use on a DSLR?

...the Nikkors will adapt to Canon with a $5-10 adapter, if your eyes don't need LED confirmation of focus...

Nikkors are great lenses....well, maybe not the 35/2....the Canon 35/2 EF is much better....my 35/2 Nikkor had way too much veiled flare

Hope the 55 focuses smoothly...the 55's focusing lube tends to dry out.
The 50/1.4, like most 1.4s, gets much better @ F2 and is great @ 2.8-11.
The Vivitar is likely the close-focusing version and is very nice...
Which 135 Nikkor is it?...I have both the Q.C and the later AI-optic version, and both are very good...the Q.C is a brick-a-barrel-full of glass...

Enjoy


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Nov 15, 2013 17:21 |  #687

kitacanon wrote in post #16454643 (external link)
...the Nikkors will adapt to Canon with a $5-10 adapter, if your eyes don't need LED confirmation of focus...

Nikkors are great lenses....well, maybe not the 35/2....the Canon 35/2 EF is much better....my 35/2 Nikkor had way too much veiled flare

Hope the 55 focuses smoothly...the 55's focusing lube tends to dry out.
The 50/1.4, like most 1.4s, gets much better @ F2 and is great @ 2.8-11.
The Vivitar is likely the close-focusing version and is very nice...
Which 135 Nikkor is it?...I have both the Q.C and the later AI-optic version, and both are very good...the Q.C is a brick-a-barrel-full of glass...

Enjoy

kitacanon, thank you for the response. The 135 is anything but a hunk of glass. It's the AI version. The Vivitar is at least 40-45 years old. I bought it used in 1982.

Edit: Can the focusing screens in modern DSLRs be changed to something that worked like the old SLR cameras; a split kind of screen that allowed for manual focusing. Did I say that right?
Is there an adaptor that will allow focus confirmation? Name or link would be appreciated.




  
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Nov 15, 2013 21:46 |  #688

Sibil wrote in post #16454744 (external link)
kitacanon, thank you for the response. The 135 is anything but a hunk of glass. It's the AI version. The Vivitar is at least 40-45 years old. I bought it used in 1982.

Edit: Can the focusing screens in modern DSLRs be changed to something that worked like the old SLR cameras; a split kind of screen that allowed for manual focusing. Did I say that right?
Is there an adaptor that will allow focus confirmation? Name or link would be appreciated.

google Katzeye for focusing screens....and yes, you can buy adapters with confirmation chips...google dandelion lens chip


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Nov 15, 2013 23:18 |  #689

kitacanon wrote in post #16455176 (external link)
google Katzeye for focusing screens....and yes, you can buy adapters with confirmation chips...google dandelion lens chip

Thank you much.




  
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Jan 28, 2014 07:42 as a reply to  @ Sibil's post |  #690

Canon 100mm FD macro on 7D using adapter with glass removed.

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