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05-16-2008, 06:14 AM   #1
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Vivitar Lenses - Don't know anything about them

A friend left me a nice present on my desk today, a Vivitar XV-1 with a 50 1:2 lens and a Sakar F=85-210mm 1:4.5 Macro Zoom lens, the glass is VERY clean and stored in lens cases with caps so the condition is wonderful.

What I don't know is anything about the lenses. The serial number on the 85-210 is No. 623585.

The mounts appear to be the same as Penatx so I might be able to use these with my K10D and *iSTD, hopefully.

If anyone has any information on either of the lenses, please let me know.

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Shawn

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Vivitar made some very nice lenses. Their series one was considered as their best.

This link might give you an idea what they were like as a company.

The chances are that that's a very good lens
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Hi Shawn

Vivitar became a very well-established brand during the 1970's/1980's and sold a wide range of high-quality products such as the first mainstream zoom lenses (Series 1 70-210mm), as well as some almost legendary flashgun models (283/285).

cameras;: Vivitar 283 Flash; - from the other Martin Taylor

They also sold binoculars & telescopes etc. Try the links below for more info:

Vivitar

Vivitar Binoculars & Spotting Scopes on Sale!

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Richard

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Along the same lines, does anyone know anything about this Vivitar 200mm f/3.5 screw mount lens? My Dad gave it to me years ago and it had two broken aperture blades. This week, I took it apart and was able to fix the blades, and now I think I might me quite happy with this. Point of focus was on the soccer ball in the neighbor's yard, and the first shot is a direct jpeg conversion. The second picture is after processing.


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I did find out one thing about the lenses that my friend gave me. Neither one fits Pentax. They are both a Vivitar mount, so they will end up on my shelf in my collection of old cameras. It's too bad really, the zoom lens is very nice.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MShawn63 Quote
I did find out one thing about the lenses that my friend gave me. Neither one fits Pentax. They are both a Vivitar mount, so they will end up on my shelf in my collection of old cameras. It's too bad really, the zoom lens is very nice.
They might be T-Mount - that is a screw mount with a slightly shorter pitch than M42 (AKA Pentax screwmount). Vivitar made a Series 1 T-Mount > K adapter - they go by on ebaY once or twice a month. I believe telescopes use the T-Mount for cameras.
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also they have what they called. tx mount.

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