Vivitar 28/2 Close Focus (made by Komine)

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by dixeyk, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
    Kevin
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    One of my favorite lenses. Can close focus to about 6 inches, gives me a nice 42mm EFL on APS-C sensor cameras and is really versatile.
     

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  2. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    I just bought one on fleabay yesterday. I hope it performs as well as your copy!
     
  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Looks pretty nice
     
  4. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
    Kevin
    Is it the Komine made one? If so I think you'll like it.
     
  5. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin

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  6. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
    Kevin
    It is, you can tell by the serial number. If it starts with a 28 it's Komine made. I love that lens.

    6 Olympus
    9 Cosina
    13 Schneider Optik
    22 Kino (aka Kiron)
    25 Ozone Optical
    28 Komine
    32 Makinon
    33 Asanuma
    37 Tokina
    42 Bauer
    44 Perkin Elmer (US)
    47 Chinon
    51 Tokyo Trading
    56 Kyoe Schoji
    75 Hoya Optical
    81 Polar

    https://www.cameraquest.com/VivLensManuf.htm
     
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  7. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Absolutely adore photo #1 - nailded the focus!!! Well done Kevin :thumbup:
     
  8. greywater

    greywater TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 28, 2014
    Very cool.
     
  9. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
    Kevin
    Thanks Nick...interestingly I have found more and more that I can't rely entirely on focus peaking for critical focusing. I need to also zoom in and eyeball it. Focus peaking (at least on my 5n) is a little broad. It's an amazing tool if you're going to use MF lenses but sometimes you just gotta zoom in. I'm happy with the way that flower came out.
     
  10. Kirkp

    Kirkp TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 2, 2014
    I've come to the same conclusion with my NEX-6. If the depth of field is small and you want the fuzz on a flower in focus, better zoom in instead of relying on peaking. Peaking is too easily thrown off if the item you want in focus isn't the highest contrast thing in that part of the image.
     
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  11. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    Eric
    I also use the focus magnifier for critical focusing. The shimmer from focus peaking is too general and of more use as a quick DOF indicator for me.
     
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  12. Dan Euritt

    Dan Euritt TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 11, 2014
    clean pics dixeyk!

    i have several kiron versions of that glass, never been able to get the komine version :-(

    the kiron version, on ff, is largely cleaned up by f/5.6, and by f/8 and ~f/10, it's my second-best 28mm prime so far, by a very slim margin.

    on a crop sensor, these 28/2 vivs rock.

    here is mine at f/8, if anyone wants to see what it looks like:

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  13. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    Yes!!! Easily a keeper lens. I actually think it out performs the cannon ssc 28 f2

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    All OOC jpgs.
     

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  14. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
    Kevin
    Agreed

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  15. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
    Kevin

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  16. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    That is really nice!!
     
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