Vivitar close focus 28mm lens


Link Posted 04/01/2014 - 10:15
An odd little lens that I bought from a forum member and used a few times. It has a certain charm and creates images with a pleasant and distinct character. I simply haven't used it.

Optically and mechanically perfect BUT the filter ring has a dink as illustrated. You can get a filter on and off but it's a sweaty job.

It's 28mm f2.8 and goes to 1:5 close up.

As usual with Vivitar excellent sharpness and colour rendition.

Fully manual focus and no A setting.

FRont and rear caps no box.

The guy I bought it from created some excellent shots from it but I never got on with it.

20 plus delivery of buyer's choice?

And the dink



Link Posted 04/01/2014 - 11:21
And I have just found the box as well

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Link Posted 04/01/2014 - 15:31
I also have one and it is superb for close focus photography. I haven't tried it with landscapes or anything else though.

Great colours and very sharp, even wide open!
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Link Posted 04/01/2014 - 21:43
I have the same or very similar lens and although it does not state close focus the focus distance is the same - bizarre but a great lens

Worth what you are asking IMHO

If I didn't have one I would buy it
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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Link Posted 20/01/2014 - 14:05
Is this lens still available? My apologies for not messaging you direct, I am too new to have earned such privileges
Last Edited by Indycisive on 20/01/2014 - 14:06


Link Posted 20/01/2014 - 14:08
No I'm sorry it was sold, I should have posted this earlier.

Still got the far more useful 100mm Vivitar macro though.


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