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09-08-2009, 07:07 AM   #1
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Vivitar 200mm f3.5 18 blade

I have just purchased this lens on ebay(not received yet,imminent) and have not been able to find any info on it. Does any one have any history or experience with this lens??

09-08-2009, 08:41 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by kryss Quote
I have just purchased this lens on ebay(not received yet,imminent) and have not been able to find any info on it. Does any one have any history or experience with this lens??
Hi,
Welcome to the Pentax forums!

I have a Vivitar 200/3.5 with 8 blades. I don't know that they made an 18 blade version. If they did, it would be an older lens (say pre-1970) with a pre-set aperture.

As for my lens, here is a picture:



There are several members of the forum that own this eight blade version. It was made for a number of years and was available for Pentax in both M42 screw and K-mount. It is a little on the heavy side, but is a very good performer overall. There was some discussion about six months ago about the Viv 200/3.5 vs. the Pentax-M 200/4 and some members felt the Viv was better in all respects except size/weight. There are reviews here:
PentaxForums.com Third-Party Pentax Lens Review Database - 200mm f/3.5 Auto Telephoto m42 mount
Steve

BTW...It is good to leave an introduction message, but you will get better response for lens-related questions on the SLR Lens Discussion section of the site.

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Welcome to the forum, there will be someone around here who will know the answer.
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Let us know when you receive your lens. We are always interested in a user's first impressions. You might also be interested in writing a review, particularly if it is a pre-set aperture version of the Vivitar 200/3.5.

Steve

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Welcome to you and your lens. Perhaps the question would be best suited in the lens discussion. I bet more people check that area out on a regular basis that welcomes and introductions.

Jason
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