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Walking around Key West with the Vivitar Special 1 90mm f/2.5 macro and the A7R

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by robfactory, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. robfactory

    robfactory TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 23, 2014
    Rob
    This is my first time really using the Vivitar Special 1 90mm f/2.5 macro.
    I had to go to Key West for work and decided to adapt to the lens and just shoot with the Vivitar.
    The focus on this thing turns and turns, which made it hard to get used to. At the end I liked the results.
    I should have opened the aperture more, but I'll get the hang of the lens the more I use it.
    And sorry, no fantasy fest pics.

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    with Macro adapter
     
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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Such a great street photography series!!! Also, love the post processing :thumbup:
     
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  3. robfactory

    robfactory TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 23, 2014
    Rob
    Thanks!
    It's a heavy lens with a large focus ring turn, but wow! I'm blown away by it. It does flare a bit too easily for my taste when the sun hits it a certain way. I will have to add another type of 55mm filter to compensate for that.
     
  4. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Looks like it performs really well for non-macro photos too!
    Is it a 1:1 macro lens by its own or does it need an extension tube to reach that?
     
  5. robfactory

    robfactory TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 23, 2014
    Rob
    The lens by itself is s 1:2, but it has an adapter that was made specific for it, that makes it 1:1
    Photo of the lens and adapter here
     
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  6. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Brian
    Filter thread is 58mm, not 55mm, isn't it?
     
  7. robfactory

    robfactory TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 23, 2014
    Rob
    Yep, sorry about that