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10-05-2013, 10:55 AM   #1
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COMPARISON: Kiron 24mm f/2.0 -vs- Vivitar Series 1 28mm f/1.9


I've been posting comparisons of some of my manual lenses and I still had these test shots of a Vivitar Series 1 28mm f/1.9 VMC (M42) and a Kiron 24mm f/2 MC
Unlike the 135s and 200s, these two have a significantly different field of view but the comparison still seems usefull to me, so here you go.

I have already sold the Kiron and the Vivitar is for sale (shameless plug)
Unfortunately, I only have long distance shots, I could add close-up shots with the Vivitar if anyone's interested.
Like the 135/2.3 and 200/3.0 which also have floating elements, the Vivitar is probably quite good at close range.

All images converted from raw with Lightroom 4.2 defaults, identical white balance settings and no PP.

The crops are all from this scene, the focus is on the number plate of the white van:

(shot with the Kiron at f/8)

All the full images are on Flickr:
Vivitar 28/1.9 -vs- Kiron 24/2 - a set on Flickr

Vivitar 28/1.9 (top) -vs- Kiron 24/2.0 (bottom)

f/1.9 & f/2:







I hope someone finds this useful.


Last edited by Boris_Akunin; 10-05-2013 at 11:20 AM.

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