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11-13-2013, 11:57 AM   #16
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The Vivitar 24mm f2 is worth more by itself then what you paid for the whole lot.

The Super Tak 50 f1.4 should be worth cleaning as it is a nice lens.

The rest may not be worth paying to have cleaned. Could probably post the 50 1.8 by itself and the rest in an as-is lot on Ebay and get some money back.. maybe even end up with the 24mm 2.4 and 50mm 1.4 for very little.

A quick look shows the 55mm 1.8 going for $40+ IF you don't want to keep it.

11-13-2013, 04:43 PM   #17
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I have given 50 f1.4 for cleaning.

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The Vivitar 24mm f2 is worth more by itself then what you paid for the whole lot.
Really ? i read some reviews where they mentioned it being soft throughout the stops. I found it soft at f2 (i think that is expected). I will keep it then

Wondering whether i can make use of vivitar flashes with external triggers.. are they worth keeping ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by mourya Quote
I have given 50 f1.4 for cleaning.



Really ? i read some reviews where they mentioned it being soft throughout the stops. I found it soft at f2 (i think that is expected). I will keep it then

Wondering whether i can make use of vivitar flashes with external triggers.. are they worth keeping ?

I just was looking at Ebay prices.


In any case, you are not going to have a very deep depth of field at f2. I would think that what is in focus should be decently sharp though.
edit: I would make sure to use a lens hood with the 24mm. It will probably help the contrast and perceived sharpness a decent amount.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cyclone3d Quote
I just was looking at Ebay prices.


In any case, you are not going to have a very deep depth of field at f2. I would think that what is in focus should be decently sharp though.
edit: I would make sure to use a lens hood with the 24mm. It will probably help the contrast and perceived sharpness a decent amount.
Yea, it came with a metal hood and filter. I will shoot some horses today @f8 maybe and see if it is sharp

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Vivitar 24/2 crazy soft wide open, bu stop a few clicks and very sharp. An odd lens, like 2 in 1.
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Vivitar 24/2 crazy soft wide open, bu stop a few clicks and very sharp. An odd lens, like 2 in 1.
you are right, i got a sharp shot today. But that is like in 1 in 20 shots. It is prone to flaring, purple fringing a lot. May be i need to get it cleaned as well. Good thing is. i can use the 'A' mode.
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Sounds like the same behaviour as the 28mm f2 vivitar I have. Both from kiron I expect. F2 is useable for close up work or very low contrast light conditions At 2.8 the glow is mostly gone.
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