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Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by dbuckle, Mar 8, 2012.
Taken hand held at f5.6
Tripod used on this one.
Dark Willow by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
Willow in the Mist by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
Distant Fields by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
Birds in the Bush by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
Sparrow on the Table by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
Flowers 43 by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
Nice shots, this is a great inexpensive legacy telephoto - I got mine for $11 including shipping in Pentax M42 mount a couple of years ago.
It's not RAZOR sharp, but it really renders beautifully, as you can see from your shot of the sparrow near the flower and patio chair, and your willow in the mist. A lot of pixel peepers don't appreciate a lens like this, but it's really a useful tool and quite inexpensive.
New Birdhouse 2 by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
New Birdhouse by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
Pansies by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
Flowers 14 by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
Sparrow 55 by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
Sparrow 6 by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
Nice set. I sure could have used your lens yesterday. I ventured out to the "Celery Bog" despite the heat and high humidity. While loading for the expedition (OK 7 min drive) I was certain I owned a 200mm, but unfortunately I don't. In retrospect I wish I had selected a sizable 85-205mm vs. the 14-140.
You know, you can pick up these 200mm lenses for under $35 on ebay:
Vivitar 200mm F 3 5 Telephoto Lens for Canon Cameras | eBay
Vivitar 200mm F3 5 1 3 5 200 M42 Mount w Caps Mint | eBay
Vivitar 200mm F 3 5 Lens for Nikon Non AI in Excellent Condiiton | eBay
Vivitar 200mm F3 5 Auto Lens Serial 28805143 Canon FD Mount | eBay
BTW, I have one in M42 mount in very nice shape that I'll sell you for $30 including shipping and PayPal fees - I just picked up a 200mm f3 Vivitar Series 1, which eliminates my need for the 200mm f3.5 that I have.
Flowers in a Can by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
the half moon
Another lovely Komine lens. This in FD mount with a 2X-4 teleconverter yeilding an effective 400m. Shot around f11.
Birds on a Wire by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
I'm going to have to hook up my Tokina Tele-Auto 200/f3.5 and post some shots.
I was really impressed by the 'glow' around your sparrow on the table and as I'm definitely veering towards flora/fauna subjects personally, I'm drawn by your flowers. They have plenty of 'pop' - very reminiscent of my 'Bokina'.
Some samples from my pre Ai Nikon mount version.
Wide open, minimum focus and with some fungus affected elements.
So in effect a worst case scenario.
Little PP; levels, spot of vibrance and mild fine detail extractor (Nik Colour Efex).
I'm planning to get this lens serviced...
There were numerous versions of the Vivitar 200/3.5, spanning at least five optical formulas:
200 / 3.5 Tokina T-mount, 67mm filter
200 / 3.5 Kiron "chrome nose," 62mm filter
200 / 3.5 Kiron "bright band," 62mm filter
200 / 3.5 Kiron "metal ridged ring," 62mm filter
200 / 3.5 Tokina T4, 67mm filter
200 / 3.5 Komine, 62mm filter, metal ribs, orange markings
200 / 3.5 Komine, 62mm filter, green metal ribs, markings
200 / 3.5 Tokina TX, 62mm filter
200 / 3.5 Tokina TX 2nd generation (with improved multi-coated)
200 / 3.5 Komine with rubberized focusing ring, green markings, 62mm filter
200 / 3.5 Cosina with built-in auto focus (in the lens' autofocus SLR piece "so that you can get at least autofocus" Zenit-E ")
(I'll try to create a detailed table here when I get some time.)
Let's all be as specific as we can about which version was used for our samples: markings, serial number or manufacturer, mount, filter thread size, and mount. I'll post shots from my two versions under under this thread.
First up, my straight-out-of-the-camera test shots with the Vivitar 200/3.5 by Komine in Minolta MD mount, single coated, 62mm filter, with orange markings (not green), handheld, on a Panasonic G3. I'm not sure how fair these results are: The G3 has a coarse viewfinder, no focus peaking, and stabilization.
Around the front glass, the lens is marked as follows:
AUTO Vivitar TELEPHOTO 200mm 1:3.5 No.2801273.
The 28 prefix denotes that it was made by Komine.
I also tested the Hexanon AR 200/3.5, the Vivitar 200/3.5 by Tokina (67mm filter, tripod ring, single-coated), and the Vivitar I was looking for corner sharpness, and by that standard, only the Vivitar by Tokina made me go "Wow!" But again, I'm not sure how valid the results are because on the G3 I could not be sure I was in focus.
handheld, f/4, 1/320th second, ISO 250. I tried to focus on the bottom-left corner of the white window molding:
handheld, f/4, 1/1600 second, ISO 250. I tried to focus on the close edge of the brown circle that surrounds the tree:
handheld, f/4, 1/4000 second, -0.7 stop (by accident), I tried focus on the stop sign:
f/4, this time properly exposed but it blew out the detail in the white fence:
Handheld samples shot on my G3 with my best 200:
AUTO Vivitar TELEPHOTO 200mm 1:3.5 No.3711378 (Canon FD Mount)
Made by Tokina (37xxxxx serial number). 67mm filter ring. built-in tripod ring. metal ribbing.
This is the only 200 I've tried on M43 whose corner sharpness satisfied me at f/4. The other 200s I've tried are the Konica Hexanon AR 200/3.5, Konica Hexanon AR 200/4, and Komine-made Vivitar with orange markings, metal ribs, and 62mm filter ring (AUTO Vivitar TELEPHOTO 200mm 1:3.5 No.2801273).
As I've written in other telephoto tests, I can't be sure I focused correctly; manual focusing can be hit or miss on the unstabilized, non-peaking, coarse-viewfinder Lumix G3.
f/4, 1/800, ISO 250. Focused on the lower-left corner of the white window molding:
f/4, 1/1300 (-0.7 stop by mistake), ISO 250, focused on the near edge of the brown circle surrounding the tree:
f/4, 1/800, ISO 250. Overexposed my mistake, so the highlights are blown:
f/4, 1.3200th, underexposed -0.7 by mistake, but now the highlights are preserved: