Vivitar 28/2 Close Focus

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by dixeyk, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
    Kevin
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    arosey photo
    by kevin dixey, on Flickr

    Playing with a borrowed a6000 and seriously thinking of selling my Fuji XE1 and picking one of these up. I had forgotten how fun these things could be with adapted lenses.
     
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  2. AK47J

    AK47J TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 31, 2014
    Central Oregon
    awesome
     
  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Very nice Kevin!
     
  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Looking good.
     
  5. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Well done! So we might see you back... :) Just a warning: NEVER borrow an A7!
     
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  6. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Feb 17, 2015
    Nice work!

    Thanks for the advice Ad, glad I don't know anyone with an A7.
     
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  7. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
    Kevin
    I know I would be in real trouble if I did.
     
  8. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
    Kevin
    A bit different crop and post processing (first to BW uisng Tonality Pro then color added back in).

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    arose
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  9. Senya

    Senya TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jun 2, 2015
    Minsk, Belarus
    Nice results and lens
     
  10. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    Nice to see you back.
     
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  11. pvp_victor

    pvp_victor TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 24, 2013
    bangalore, india
    Vijay
    Regd the Img in the OP:
    Lovely composition.
    GREAT photo; qualifies to be in a Calendar or a Greeting Card.
     
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  12. AlwaysOnAuto

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    Feb 17, 2015
    Every time I see a shot like this of a rose, I can't help thinking the petals have the consistency of a Pringles potato chip.
    I agree with Vijay above, a greeting card would work with this on it.
     
  13. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
    Kevin
    very velvety pringles
     
  14. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
    Kevin
    Now that I have a NEX body to attach my lenses to it bears mentioning that I think the Vivitar 28/2 Close a Focus attached to my 5T appeals to both my minimalist sensibilities as well as my nostalgia for the days shooting old compact RF cameras.

    It's a 42mm EFL, has a reasonably fast aperture of f2, close focuses (something my RF's never managed), is small, fast and because of focus peaking on the NEX I can manually focus really quickly (a lot like I can using an RF patch). I have a Minolta MD Rokkor 24/2.8 on the way and that might replace the Vivitar but either way it's a terrific combo.
     
  15. Nexnut

    Nexnut TalkEmount Top Veteran

    I must have missed this one, Kevin. Sweeet shot and that Vivitar looks like an interesting alternative to the 28mm Voigtländers I've tried a while ago.