A rare (cheap) gem. Vivitar 100mm f/2.8

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by lattiboy, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. lattiboy

    lattiboy Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 16, 2009
    So,

    I've heard almost no discussion of this lens outside of this thread (link to comment with pics)

    Vivitar 100mm f2.8

    I had JUST read that thread when a very nice sample popped on ebay for $40. Couldn't say no.

    Long story short, this is by far the nicest 100mm-ish lens I've used on M43.

    Build quality is old-school: all metal, all the time. It's incredibly sharp wide-open, the bokeh is lovely, and the color rendition is just beautiful.

    Here's a few samples from my very limited use so far with the EP-2:

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/1JRmH8S39-32Cd0WVn2mSdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite">"600" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lattiboy/January82012?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">January 8, 2012</a></td></tr></table>

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/SMjj4ifgw5RTieVD8wejT9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite">"668" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lattiboy/January82012?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">January 8, 2012</a></td></tr></table>

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/7W6DJ-Uq6639vb6iwMFcHdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite">"638" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lattiboy/January82012?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">January 8, 2012</a></td></tr></table>
     
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  2. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Beautiful photos and great find.