Showcase Vivitar (Komine) 35mm f/2.8 Auto Wide-Angle

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by TonyTurley, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    I have found my best Vivitar lens yet, the Vivitar 35mm f/2.8 Auto Wide-Angle by Komine. I have been able to find very little information on this lens, despite the general opinion that Komine was one of the better manufacturers of Vivitar-labeled lenses. I have also not seen many of these on eBay, although the 35/2.8 Tokina version seems pretty common. Unlike the Komine-made Vivitar 35/1.9, which usually lists for $200-300 on eBay, the 35/2.8 versions can be had for $25-50. The one I received in the mail today looks brand new, and I am quite pleased with the image quality. Other than resizing for the Web, the images below are untouched JPEGs straight from the camera. These are the best untouched JPEGs I have seen from any of my Vivitar lenses. For the princely sum of $33 shipped, I found a gem. A bonus is the fact that it has a minimum focusing distance of about 12 inches, despite no mention of it being close focus on the lens or any of the smattering of information I have been able to find.

    Tony

    PS: look for the tiny butterflies in the 2nd Black-Eyed Susan photo.
     

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  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    I'd say this lens will find a place in your bag permanently. ;)
     
  3. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Yup. :)
     
  4. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    nice shots, :D
     
  5. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    x2 ;)