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04-15-2009, 03:29 PM   #1
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Vivitar 17-28mm f/4-4.5 lens examples.

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I picked up a mint-like Vivitar 17-28mm f/4-4.5 lens today. It's an "A" lens as well with a 72mm thread. Eager to see the results of a true 17mm wide rectilinear I burned through a roll and got it developed today. This is the first shot with it, just a quick scan, no pp. The 2nd image is using the M 28mm for comparison. I'll scan the rest in later tonight.

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how good is the lens?
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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
how good is the lens?
Just started to scan now, the first few look great. The Vivitar 17-28mm f/4-4.5 is in excellent condition. Metal body and mount, no marks anywhere. here it is on the Super Program;

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That's wiiiiiide.

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Vivitar 17-28mm f/4-4.5 lens examples.

In the Film SLR section I mentioned I had bought a Vivitar 17-28mm f/4-4.5. This is a metal body and mount, FF, "A" and rectilinear lens. 103 degree view is pretty wide I got the film developed today and have posted a few examples below. Some sharpening, slight color adjustment and no distortion correction.

Click to see all images and also to see how wide it is against a M 28mm f/3.5.
Capilano River Regional Park 2009 Photo Gallery by ajuett at pbase.com

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I've continued this thread in the SLR Lens forum...
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/57364-vivitar-...-4-4-5-ff.html

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I had the pentax FA-J 18-35 for a while. Super wides.... ah. Stop down and get close, really close. Looks like you've got the hang of it, I find anything below 28mm a bit of a challenge to work with. When I was new I got plenty of tiny, 'fit it all in' landscapes.
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Thanks for the images. I will want to check out the park now.
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I had the pentax FA-J 18-35 for a while. Super wides.... ah. Stop down and get close, really close. Looks like you've got the hang of it, I find anything below 28mm a bit of a challenge to work with. When I was new I got plenty of tiny, 'fit it all in' landscapes.
Thanks CSoars, it is quite the site when first looking through the view finder. I love this lens already.

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Thanks for the images. I will want to check out the park now.
No problem Pentaxtix and if you like hiking you'll enjoy.
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Hi, sorry to bring up an old thread. I stumbled upon a Vivitar 17-something lens for Pentax. It was brand new old stock, made in the early 90's. It had very wide opening maybe 70mm or so. I just want to make sure it is the same lens as yours. Do you have any picture of the lens?

It was selling at $40, I wanted to buy it but when I inspect the mount, it had the famous Ricoh pin. My K-x was new, so I don't want to risk trying it. But, should it be OK?
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