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Showcase Vivitar 200mm F3 Series 1 OM Komine

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by DonTom, Mar 28, 2011.

 
 
  1. E-PL1, using "Beach & Snow" scene mode.

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    First image is the full capture, second is about 40% of the original size. Around F5.6 or F8. It's taking me a while to learn to use this lens, but it is very versatile, focusing down to 1.2m as a macro, and fast enough for handheld at a night sports event:
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    Here's a centre crop of the last shot:
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    Wide open it has a lot of chroma "glow", unless the light is directly on the subject. Here's a link to another review of the lens:
    http://www.mflenses.com/vivitar-series-1-200mm-f30-lens-review.html

    I need to take it to a zoo!
     
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  2. 3dpan

    3dpan Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 11, 2017
    Far North, New Zealand
    Alec
    Long time since the previous post in this thread.
    Time for an update.
    A new lens for me, quite heavy with about 350 degree focus throw, good for fine tuning focus.
    Background rapidly goes very soft with lens wide open.

    PA250002_f3-levels,sharpen-web.
     
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  3. Vorchek

    Vorchek Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 4, 2018
    Arizona
    1-24-18; Dead Horse Ranch, AZ
    018 dhr v200.
    E-M5MarkII    ---       f/1.0    1/2500s    ISO 200
     
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  4. 3dpan

    3dpan Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 11, 2017
    Far North, New Zealand
    Alec
    At last another Vivitar 200/3.0 owner. Welcome aboard.
     
  5. 3dpan

    3dpan Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 11, 2017
    Far North, New Zealand
    Alec
    I have posted this elsewhere but I think it deserves to be in the Showcase thread
    Pic is full frame, taken at f/5.6

    PB100019_f5.6-levels-web.
     
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  6. Vorchek

    Vorchek Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 4, 2018
    Arizona
    This was one of my favorite lens mated to the Minolta SRT-102. Among its fine attributes is the close focusing distance which, combined with its telephoto power, makes it usable as a macro. M43 enhances that capability, to the extent that my dedicated macro gets little use these days.
    3-16-17; White Tanks Park, AZ
    006 desert spring.
    E-M5MarkII    ---       f/1.0    1/2000s    ISO 200
     
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  7. 3dpan

    3dpan Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 11, 2017
    Far North, New Zealand
    Alec
    Is yours the VMC version?
     
  8. 3dpan

    3dpan Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 11, 2017
    Far North, New Zealand
    Alec
    Down-under, 'tis the season for it.
    A couple of obliging frogs on the edge of my outdoor bath.
    Pic is full-frame, lens at f/5.6, almost minimum focus.

    P2020042-web.
     
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  9. Vorchek

    Vorchek Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 4, 2018
    Arizona
    It is, although I'd either forgotten or never gave it thought before. I figured it had something to do with multi-coating, verified now that I've looked it up.
     
  10. Vorchek

    Vorchek Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 4, 2018
    Arizona
    3-21-18; Prescott, AZ
    OMD EM5 II
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    E-M5MarkII    ---       f/1.0    1/6400s    ISO 200
    044 prescott.JPG
    E-M5MarkII    ---       f/1.0    1/2500s    ISO 200
    045 prescott.JPG
    E-M5MarkII    ---       f/1.0    1/2000s    ISO 200

    The subject, Thumb Butte, is miles away. As I snapped the picture a crow shot across right in front of me.
     
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  11. Vorchek

    Vorchek Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 4, 2018
    Arizona
    Wildlife World Zoo, AZ; 4-24-18
    013 wildlife world.
    E-M5MarkII    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/8000s    ISO 100
    023 wildlife world.
    E-M5MarkII    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/4000s    ISO 200
    025 wildlife world.
    E-M5MarkII    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/2500s    ISO 200
    048 wildlife world.
    E-M5MarkII    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/125s    ISO 200

    This lens gave excellent results photographing large animals far away, small ones at medium distance. It was easy to use, too; under these circumstances focusing quickly.
     
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  12. Vorchek

    Vorchek Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 4, 2018
    Arizona
    8-22-18; Dead Horse Ranch, Arizona
    Here I spotted a weird sight, a watercourse infested with many kinds of spiders. The webs spanned the narrow waterway and the surrounding vegetation. How to capture the best pictures? To use a macro lens I'd have to get wet and--horrors--get among those webs and creepy crawlies. My Tokina 400 5.6 has much too far of a close focusing distance; I've tried it for things like that, and it's just passable. I needed an equivalent to the Tokina, only with closer focus. My go to kit for that purpose: the Vivitar Series I 200mm f3, in unison with the Minolta MD 2x teleconverter 300-s. The Vivitar focuses to about a yard, so I could get close . . . but not too close! These are sample results:
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    E-M5MarkII    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/125s    ISO 320
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    E-M5MarkII    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/125s    ISO 1000
    021 dhr.JPG
    E-M5MarkII    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/100s    ISO 640

    I am fond of my Tokina. If I replaced it, as I've considered, with the Canon 100-400, it would mainly be for the close focusing of the latter. Meanwhile, this Vivitar set-up treats me well. All of these shots were hand-held in so-so light.
     
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