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02-16-2009, 09:39 AM   #1
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Anyone know the Viv 100-200mm 1:4 (Komine)?

I bought this lens on a whim without knowing anything about it and it's sat on the shelf for nearly a year. Yesterday I went out to my favourite test site to see what it (and another lens that I just bought) could do.

The details --

- Vivitar 100-200mm 1:4 close focusing auto zoom No. 28902802 58mm
- two-touch (one ring to zoom, separate ring to focus)
- P/K mount, manual aperture, range f/4 to f/22 (6 blade iris)
- nearest focus 0.9m (just under 3 feet)

I'm new at this, would appreciate your opinions on the merits of this lens, if it's possible to judge from these pix. (If it isn't possible, please advise me how to go about assessing lens quality.)

Here's the scene from where I was standing -- the church with clock and spire, shot at 35mm (with the other lens I was carrying):



This is the full frame shot at 200mm (f/4):



A 100% crop from the above shot at f/4:



100% crop from similar shot at f/5.6:



And 100% crop from similar shot at f/8:



Thanks for looking and any comments you may have.

Duncan

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