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Vivitar 70-210 f2.8 series 1 legacy

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Deadbear77, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    Just purchased one of these lenses, any experience? Hopefully it will come by Saturday!!


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  2. snkenai

    snkenai TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 22, 2012
    Campbellsville, Ky
    Stephen Noel
    I've had 3 of the f3.5s, and still have one. Never had a f2.8 version. I've found that every version has some difference in image quality.
     
  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    I have a similar 70-150mm Vivitar and it takes great images.
     
  4. oylo

    oylo TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 16, 2012
    Norway
    I often use this 70-210 Series 1 3.0 Macro. This is the second version of this lens.

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    HavenĀ“t seen the 2.8. Any pictures?
     
  5. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Those Series 1 Vivatars are top of the line and had a very good reputation back in the olden days of film. I never owned one because I couldn't afford one, back then. Hope you can post back your findings and some sample pics...
     
  6. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    I will ASAP!!

    Here is one from my Minolta 70/210 f4

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  7. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
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  8. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    Ended picking up the series 1 28/105 f2.8 also.

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  9. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Cool!

    I'm sure you've taken note of this before you bought them, but just have a look at those fast aperture specs...

    f2.8 to f4 on the 70-210 zoom...

    f2.8 to f3.8 on the 28-105 zoom.

    Now THAT's not something you'll see often in todays modern spec zooms.
     
  10. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    Yes that is why I did, I photograph a lot of concerts and low light.

    Hopefully they will be pretty crisp.

    Thanks. I'm excited.


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  11. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    So the 28/105 came today.
    Snapped a few pics. I like it but it creeps when holding the camera up or down. Oh we'll. for the price it's great.

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  12. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    WOW!... just wow!!
     
  13. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    Thanks. Here is a few more.
    Hopefully the 70/210 is just as nice.
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  14. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    LOL, I just had this mental image of you stalking that poor bee all over the garden with your new toys! :D
     
  15. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    So the 70/210 came today and it was time for more bee stalking.

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    Fly made it into this one
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    And one kitten pic
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  16. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Those images really are impressive. Lovely bokeh, sharp, and the colours and contrast coming off the optic multicoating from those Vivitars are nice and rich.

    Are those Series1 zooms easy enough to use considering the weight and no image stabilization? Are they keepers both of them?
     
  17. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    Thanks!! Yes, they are both keepers. But they are heavy. I did just the color a bit on these. Not too much but it was an extremely overcast day today so turned up the saturation a tad.




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  18. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 22, 2012
    Wow. Just wow. Great lens, great photography :)
     
  19. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    Squirrel hunting today with the 70/210
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  20. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    And another macro 210 shot. Just a little cropped azy2ebyj.