Vivitar 55mm f2.8 macro


Defragged

Link Posted 20/09/2019 - 22:40
A nice well rated macro lens https://www.pentaxforums.com/userreviews/vivitar-55mm-f2-8-1-1-macro.html at a fair price for anyone who may be interested:- ">https://www.lcegroup.co.uk/Used/Vivitar-55mm-f2.8-macro_257022.html
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Benz3ne

Link Posted 20/09/2019 - 23:11
I was perusing this exact item earlier... uh oh!

Edit: thank you whoever bought it. You saved me a night on the sofa courtesy of the missus.
Last Edited by Benz3ne on 20/09/2019 - 23:12

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 22/09/2019 - 17:55
What was it priced at, out of interest? I have an M42 copy and it's a great lens, lovely to use.
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Defragged

Link Posted 23/09/2019 - 16:58
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
What was it priced at, out of interest?

49.00
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danofmk

Link Posted 23/09/2019 - 18:56
Bargain

I've got it in K mount and it's beautifully built.

As for that matter is the 35mm in M42 mount I have.

Does anybody know if Vivitar 'made' any more lenses of this quality? The various 28mms I've seen with the Vivitar badge on are clearly from a different place all together....

Defragged

Link Posted 23/09/2019 - 21:14
danofmk wrote:
Bargain

Does anybody know if Vivitar 'made' any more lenses of this quality?

Vivitar Series 1 (Kiron - 22xxxxx) 105mm f2.5 Macro https://www.pentaxforums.com/userreviews/vivitar-series-1-105mm-f2-5-macro.html

Vivitar Auto Close Focusing (1:2) 135mm f/2.8 https://www.pentaxforums.com/userreviews/vivitar-135mm-f-2-8-1-2-close-focusing....

Vivitar (Komine) 90mm f2.5 or f2.8 Macro https://www.pentaxforums.com/userreviews/vivitar-90mm-f2-8-macro.html
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JAK

Link Posted 23/09/2019 - 21:37
JR reviewed it here: https://www.ephotozine.com/article/vivitar-auto-macro-55mm-f-2-8-vintage-lens-re...
I have the 90mm version from when it was still a current lens.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 23/09/2019 - 21:38

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 24/09/2019 - 09:05
Defragged wrote:
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
What was it priced at, out of interest?

49.00

Wow, I think that's less than I paid and the cheapest I've ever heard of one going.

danofmk wrote:
Bargain

I've got it in K mount and it's beautifully built.

As for that matter is the 35mm in M42 mount I have.

Does anybody know if Vivitar 'made' any more lenses of this quality? The various 28mms I've seen with the Vivitar badge on are clearly from a different place all together....

The two different versions of the 28mm f/2 (Kiron and Komine) are both very good indeed, though of course not as sharp as the 55/2.8 wide open.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses
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