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01-27-2009, 02:08 PM   #1
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Hi all Vivitar Series One lovers!

Hi,

I'm sure there are people who are interested about these old Vivitar lens gems...If so, please check this thread in Dpreview's forum:

Calling all Vivitar Series 1 owners... assistance wanted!: Nikon SLR Lens Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

...Maybe some of you can even help him to get more information to his forthcoming Vivitar S1 site!

cheers,

Ari

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Btw - couple of my Vivitar 90/2.8 shots (just for fun ;-))

...with k20D:







01-27-2009, 02:23 PM   #2
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Great shots, especially the wasp
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The wasp is "stunning" Great shots Ari!
I used to be a Viv.S.1 collector in my Nikon days, but unfortunately due to optical quality inconsistance , eventually lost my interest in them. Some samples produce real great IQ though.
01-27-2009, 04:07 PM   #4
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Vivitar 55/2.8...

Thank you for a comment,

QuoteOriginally posted by igor Quote
The wasp is "stunning" Great shots Ari!
I used to be a Viv.S.1 collector in my Nikon days, but unfortunately due to optical quality inconsistance , eventually lost my interest in them. Some samples produce real great IQ though.
yeah, I know there are a lot of sample variations of these lenses - however some of these are more than great tools (S1 70-210mm f2.8-4 - ver. 3, 105/2.5 macro - same as legendary Kiron...S1 90/2.5 macro - made by Tokina etc...) Even some of these "non S1" lenses like my Vivitar 90/2.8 and 55/2.8 macro can be very good lenses.

This my Vivitar 55/2.8 can do even 1:1 magnification without any extra converters! And I like its bokeh a lot - or what you think?

I had this 55/2.8 with K20D and now with my Nikon gear...

K20D shot:


D80:






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these are really wonderful, Ari.
I still have the 55/2.8 and like it too. However my 105/2.5 was a total junk
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