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Showcase Vivitar 24mm f/2 (Kiron-made in Nikon F mount)

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I'm getting more and more frustrated that Zeiss nor Voigtländer (Cosina) make a nice MF 28mm for Sony E-mount (full-frame), so I'm thinking of getting a Zeiss Loxia 2.4/25 when a good deal comes along. To find out if that focal length works for me, I took the only 24mm I have, an old Vivitar 2/24 in Nikon F mount, out for a spin. Its serial number starts with 22 so Kiron supposedly is the manufacturer. As so often with Kiron lenses, the diaphragm leaves are oily, allowing the aperture to close down to around f/8. Even at f/8 image quality isn't all that great, but it works surprisingly well in B&W.

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ILCE-7RM4    Vivitar MC Wide Angle 24mm 1:2    24mm    f/8.0    1/500s    ISO 100


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ILCE-7RM4    Vivitar MC Wide Angle 24mm 1:2    24mm    f/8.0    1/400s    ISO 100


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ILCE-7RM4    Vivitar MC Wide Angle 24mm 1:2    24mm    f/8.0    1/400s    ISO 100


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ILCE-7RM4    Vivitar MC Wide Angle 24mm 1:2    24mm    f/8.0    1/320s    ISO 100
 

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These came out very nice in B&W!
I have a Kiron-made 28mm f/2 that succumbed to stuck oily blades. An issue with most Kiron/Kino lenses. I ambitiously tried to disassemble it after success with Kiron lenses previously, but this one confounded me with its odd construction. It now sits in a box somewhere. ;)
 
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