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02-22-2010, 04:32 PM   #1
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Vivitar 55mm 2.8 Macro

Just bought the above lens !! What do you guys reckon !?

02-22-2010, 05:07 PM   #2
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I wanted one badly because it was a true 1:1 w/o having to use tubes, and is an good performer, but I landed the Pentax-A 50mm f/2.8 so I am happy!
02-23-2010, 07:26 AM   #3
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I've got one and I like it very much! I found it for $65 or so at a local photo consignment shop.

I did some Thanksgiving photos with it a couple years ago. These are from my K100D.

I tend to not use it as much as I should (I usually reach for my Lester 105mm when I want a macro) but when I do use it, I am almost always pleased with the results. I did use it a few times on a vacation from last month but I haven't gotten around to processing those photos yet.
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I'm currently just playing with one as I'm waiting for some Katzeyes to make my focusing life a bit easier.

f/2.8, 1/90sec for the leaf
f/2.8, 1sec for the BIC

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