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02-07-2014, 11:55 PM   #1
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KONICA HEXANON AR 52mm f1.8 vs.Vitar 28-70 3.4- 4.8

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I have recently come across two pretty good lens KONICA HEXANON AR 52mm f1.8 and Vitar 28-70 3.4- 4.8 both at very cheap prices and was wondering your thoughts as to pros and cons of each.

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02-08-2014, 03:52 AM   #2
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It's Vivitar, not Vitar.
Vivitar was a brand, not a maker. The quality of a Vivitar lens depends on who made it. Old good Vivitars were made by Komine, Kiron, Tokina. You can tell the maker by the first two figures in the serial number: Vivitar Lens Manufactuers

The obvious difference between the two is that the Konica is a prime lens (fixed focal length), while the Vivitar is a zoom. In this case I'm sure the prime beats the Vivitar optically.

However, you first have to make sure the lenses come in K or m42 mount--you can use m42 lenses with an adapter. (I've never heard of a Konica in K or m42 mount.)
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The Konica is likely in Konica AR mount. It would be useful only for macro as the focal flange distance for Konica AR is 40.5mm, the shortest of any SLR mount. Konica lenses are really best left for NEX users looking for a better lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by causey Quote
It's Vivitar, not Vitar.
Vivitar was a brand, not a maker. The quality of a Vivitar lens depends on who made it. Old good Vivitars were made by Komine, Kiron, Tokina. You can tell the maker by the first two figures in the serial number: Vivitar Lens Manufactuers

The obvious difference between the two is that the Konica is a prime lens (fixed focal length), while the Vivitar is a zoom. In this case I'm sure the prime beats the Vivitar optically.

However, you first have to make sure the lenses come in K or m42 mount--you can use m42 lenses with an adapter. (I've never heard of a Konica in K or m42 mount.)
Thanks causey. It was a typo.

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Thanks for your advice boriscleto.

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Thanks causey. It was a typo.[COLOR="Silver"]
You made it twice, that typo. It doesn't matter. I didn't say moralistically.
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