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Showcase Vivitar 35-105mm f/3.5

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by davect01, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ

    My thoughts

    1- It's heavy and wide, the heaviest I have owned. This is neither good or bad, it just depends on your desires. 72mm Wide is the payoff.

    2- Focus travel is a twist and a half. By this I mean it takes more than one wrist turn to travel the entire spectrum. The advantage is that this gives you a lot of focusing room. The downside is that rapid adjustments are going to be hard if your using this for action shots.

    3- The range is great. Enough said.

    4- The minimum focus range is not close at all. You gotta stand way back.

    On to the images. Nothing fancy, just random stuff around the house.

    1- Small barrel cactus.

    2- Flag

    3- Fish tank, (say hi Buster) Clearly not the best, ISO too high, but I included it just for fun.

    4- Light switch late at night. Another high ISO shot.

    5- Lighted wall

    6- Sunflower

    I have yet to get a really good, "That's a great shot," shot. They all seem to have a bit too much noise, but I hope it is just because I am not using it right.
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  2. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    Hi Buster .
  3. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    Look a like a 'keeper' to me...
  4. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
  5. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Does Buster come when you call? :p
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  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Only when I drop food in.
  7. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Finally got a somewhat sharp image. As I mentioned above, this is not a lens for quick action work. However, if you take some time the image is descent.

    When stopped down all the way, (which is only 3.5), the background is a bit distracting.


    Still not sure where I stand on this one yet. All the images have had a kind of hazy look. The lens itself look clean, so I don't know.
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