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01-09-2008, 01:20 PM   #1
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The Phoenix/Vivitar/Cosina/ Promaster/etc. 100-400mm

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I was reading about these lenses in another forum and many people like these.
My expeiriance has not been good with my 100-400 Phoenix...Now the samples provided in this other forum, do not impress me...What are your thoughts on this lens?
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Phoenix | Zoom Telephoto 100-400mm f/4.5-6.7 Autofocus | P09581

01-09-2008, 09:00 PM   #2
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Hi, I had the Vivitar version of this lens - while it tended to be somewhat soft at 400mm it generally was a good performer. The attached image was taken at 400mm almost directly into the sun - looks pretty good to my tired, old eyes.


I did sell it as I purchased the Sigma 170-500mm (couldn't quite stretch for the Bigma!!) cause I wanted the additional range.

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01-09-2008, 09:30 PM   #3
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That is a nice picture. What lens did you use to take it and what focal length?
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QuoteOriginally posted by jgredline Quote
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That is a nice picture. What lens did you use to take it and what focal length?
It was taken with the Vivitar version of the 100-400mm lens at 400mm.

01-10-2008, 11:02 AM   #5
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Your picture looks nice and sharp.
Here is a picture I took this morning of my three little ones with the phoenix version of the lens at 400mm..
I find it to be quite soft...
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