Showcase Vivitar Series 1 70-210 f3.5 (Tokina made 3rd version)

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by xXx1, May 9, 2013.

  1. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
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    Next ones are from my recent visit to the glass museum in Riihimäki, Finland
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    Fifteen euros per bottle and almost worth of it:
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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Nick
    Look a little un-sharp and/or out-of-focus???
     
  3. Selten

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    Lusi
    some are a bit blurred, but #4 is really lovely I think!
     
  4. xXx1

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    Blurred, exposure times were 1/40-1/60 or so and aperture wide open (f:3.5). Focal length 70 mm so some motion blur and narrow depth of field (especially "the robot"). Not possible to use flash (museum and flash is very tricky with glass) or tripod.
     
  5. eno789

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    Brian
    If I remember correctly, Kiron made version 1 f/3.5 67mm filter thread, Tokina made version 2 f/3.5 62mm filter thread, and Komine made version 3 f/2.8-4 62mm filter thread.

    In a museum where flash and tripod is impossible, I would use shorter and faster lens, e.g. 50mm f/2.8 macro, or 50mm f/1.4 normal lens if it can focus reasonably close.
     
  6. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    Yes. It seems Tokina is the second version.

    No, these glass things are big and depth of field is too narrow already. 50 mm OSS would have been nice. In fact 50 mm non OSS would have been better as this lens is huge and lighter lens causes less hand shake.
     
  7. Selten

    Selten TalkEmount Regular

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    With those circumstances, they all look good! Museums can be very tricky tyo shoot in, the few times I have tried if I had a manual lens the pictures were more blurred than yours are. Small lenses and / or an OSS lens would make thins a bit easier, as has been said.
     
  8. sesser

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    randy
    I've had the Kiron version for quite a while (in OM mount). Haven't used it in a really long while... until today.

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    This at 210mm f5.6 (ish) I think. Could have been f8 :hmmm:
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  9. NickCyprus

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    Excellent!!!
     
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  10. davect01

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    Impressive

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  11. sesser

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  12. johnson4096

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    I used a Kiron made Series-1 back in the day with my Nikon FA. It was at least as good a lens as the equivalent Nikkor and I was thrilled with its performance. Don't recall ever having used the later Tokina made version. Don't know how it would compare with modern zooms and their computer aided designs. That lens was big and heavy and well matched to the very excellent Nikon FA with motor drive.
     
  13. sesser

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    It's not terrible in the right conditions, but it really needs a hood as it's easy to lose contrast from stray light. It's also a pain in the butt to get a good, sharp shot without a tripod or a steady hand.
     
  14. johnson4096

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    Dan Johnson
    The Kiron made Series-1 zoom was a beautifully made and super sharp lens. Pretty heavy, though, and a tripod was a good idea. I've handled the Tokina version but never mounted it on my camera. I thought it a big step down from the Kiron, at least construction wise. When I sold my FA I got a very good price for the Kiron. (Selling that FA was a stupid thing to do - it was one helluva good SLR.)
     
  15. AlwaysOnAuto

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    Is this the lens you're all talking about?
    What version is this one?
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    It has a Nikon mount if that makes a difference.
     
  16. johnson4096

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    Dan Johnson
    That's the Tokina-made version. The Kiron has a 67mm filter ring.
     
  17. WNG

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    1st: Kino Precision/Kiron ser. # 22xxxx
    2nd: Tokina ser. # 37xxxx
    3rd: Komine ser. # 28xxxx
    4th: Cosina ser. # 98xxxx
     
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  18. sesser

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    Yet another picture of Mt. Shasta... every time I drive by, I cannot resist.

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