Showcase Vivitar (Kiron) 75-205 1:3.8 Macro Focusing Zoom

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by TonyTurley, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Like I mentioned in the "show your lens" thread, my copy is in mint condition, although it was advertised "as is". I bought one in Pentax K mount so I could use it on my Pentax K-30 as well as the NEX-5R. It is solid and heavy; no plastic in this one, it would seem. I've read comments that this was the predecessor to the Vivitar Series 1 70-210, but I cannot confirm that. I took photos both far away and up close, and in extreme lighting conditions to check out its characteristics. The last photo of my cat was taken handheld, ISO 12800, f/5.6, 1/80, and 205mm in dim room lighting after sunset. I focused on her eyes. That pic has a fair amount of noise, but the sharpness around her face is pretty good for the harsh conditions and slow shutter speed. I shot all of these JPEG only just to see what the lens/camera combination could do. No complaints here.






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  2. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Great stuff Tony. Diggin the cat pic for sure.
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  3. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Hard to quibble with those results. :)
  4. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Those look pretty impressive to me.
  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Images look great
  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Looks good
  7. claude

    claude TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Jan 13, 2013
    Ottawa Canada
    Might just be a keeper.
  8. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Thanks guys. Keeper it is, claude.

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