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Showcase Vivitar 28mm f/2.8 Close Focus (Komine)

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by eno789, Jul 1, 2012.

 
 
  1. eno789

    eno789 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 5, 2010
    Bay Area, California
    Brian
    Front of lens: VIVITAR SMS 28mm 1:2.8 MC CLOSE FOCUS WIDE ANGLE No. 28NNNNN Ø 49mm. Can focus to 0.23" with 1:5 magnification. This particular one is in Canon FD mount.

    A few shots at Milpitas Farmer's Market today with my trusty G1.

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  2. fin azvandi

    fin azvandi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 12, 2011
    South Bend, IN
    I picked up a copy of this lens to use while my Pany 20/1.7 is out on loan to my sister. I like the "narrow normal" field of view, and while you wouldn't call it a "macro" lens it does reach 1:5 at minimum focus distance (~23cm) and is quite sharp. It's a nice walkaround lens and the close focus ability makes it great for detail shots of moderately-sized objects like flowers, larger insects, etc. I've got a set going on Flickr with some keepers from yesterday, will add to it in the next few days as the weather cooperates. All of these were shot as RAW and have been PP'd in Aperture - mainly curves adjustments to bring up the contrast.

    The aperture ranges from f/2.8-16 with clicks for half-stops. There is some vignetting wide-open but disappears after stopping down. I shot a series of photos at a brick wall with some signs on it and would say that it is pretty sharp in the center at the first half-click (f/3.3), and at the corners it peaks around f/4-5.6 but still seems a bit soft to me. My adapter allows significant focus past infinity (by the time the lens says it's focused at 1m I'm already at infinity focus!) so I'm hoping to find a way to shim it or get another adapter.

    1. Shot at f/4, minimum focus distance:
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    20120723-33 by Fin Azvandi, on Flickr


    2. f/4 at minimum focus distance, 100% crop!
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    20120723-35 by Fin Azvandi, on Flickr

    3. Full photo of #2 for comparison
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    20120723-35 by Fin Azvandi, on Flickr

    4. 50% crop, f/4 at min distance - nice bokeh
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    20120723-37 by Fin Azvandi, on Flickr

    5. f/4 - it doesn't just do close-focus shots
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    20120723-71 by Fin Azvandi, on Flickr

    6. processed in Silver Efex Pro 2
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    20120723-76 by Fin Azvandi, on Flickr

    7. I did a series of test shots here but the difference in depth of field at this distance was not all that great between 2.8 and 5.6. This one was at f/4
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    20120723-79 by Fin Azvandi, on Flickr

    8. We had some great clouds yesterday as well, here is a 5-shot panorama
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    skyscape by Fin Azvandi, on Flickr

    9. And a single shot of the sky
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    20120723-108 by Fin Azvandi, on Flickr
     
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  3. fluberman

    fluberman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 19, 2012
    Indonesia
    Alex
    Candid shot, GF3 + Vivitar CF 28mm

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  4. 43hk

    43hk Mu-43 Veteran

    241
    Dec 26, 2010
    HK
    These are some I took last year with this lens, MD mount on a GF1.

    Dull evenings.

    Have found this lens to be sharp with good bokeh, but lacking contrast so bright sunshine really helps.

    I got mine off my Dad who no longer uses his Minolta, I certainly intend to use this a lot more now the weather has improved in HK.

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  5. vicenparra

    vicenparra Mu-43 Regular

    50
    Aug 23, 2012
    Madrid
    Vicente
    Juno, my old cat

    My first photo with my treasure.
    GF2 + Vivitar 28mm f/2.8 FD wide angle
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  6. 43hk

    43hk Mu-43 Veteran

    241
    Dec 26, 2010
    HK
    Starting to take this lens quite seriously.

    Nice bokeh.
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    Close focus.
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  7. dweller

    dweller Mu-43 Veteran

    409
    Sep 14, 2012
    London, UK
    flower, leaf and a selfie
    satisfying lens but not as easy to see the focus as OM 50mm 1.8

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    for you by dweller88, on Flickr

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    Untitled by dweller88, on Flickr

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  8. vicenparra

    vicenparra Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 23, 2012
    Madrid
    Vicente
  9. rparmar

    rparmar Mu-43 Top Veteran

    654
    Jun 14, 2011
    Limerick, Ireland
    As keeper of the Vivitar Bestiary I have several variants on this lens. Though it only focuses on the Pentax-compatible versions, you may want to check out that page for info.

    But I haven't really used them with MFT, since the native lenses are so good. Besides, eFOV 56mm is not my favourite.
     
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  10. vicenparra

    vicenparra Mu-43 Regular

    50
    Aug 23, 2012
    Madrid
    Vicente
    Make Up

    GF2 + Vivitar 28mm, ISO 100, f4, + Close Up Filter Hoya.

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  11. vicenparra

    vicenparra Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 23, 2012
    Madrid
    Vicente
    Madrid Spain

    GF2 + Vivitar 28mm f/2.8
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  12. VooDoo64

    VooDoo64 Mu-43 Veteran

    240
    Jul 17, 2010
    Zagreb - Croatia
    Davor Vojvoda
    iam in love in this lens and all made by Komine :2thumbs:
     

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  13. 43hk

    43hk Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 26, 2010
    HK
    A couple fo random pics from a trip to Ngong Ping Monastery on Lantau Island.

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  14. pavlo.boiko

    pavlo.boiko Mu-43 Rookie

    21
    Apr 8, 2012
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Pavlo Boiko
    I was inspired by Brian's, Fin Azvandi and other's photos and have bought this lens for newly purchased G3.

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    I'm not saying I'm dissapointed, rather have mixed feelings. My images are not as clear. Not sure yet who is to blame: lens, camera or the photographer behind it. Currently it is my only lens, and later images are much better then earlier. May be I need more time to get used to new camera and lens.
     

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  15. fluberman

    fluberman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    504
    Sep 19, 2012
    Indonesia
    Alex
    Some street shots

    The first one is Viv 28 on GX1, slightly misfocused. The second one is on OM-D using grainy B&W art filter.


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  16. fluberman

    fluberman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    504
    Sep 19, 2012
    Indonesia
    Alex
    Indoor, high ISO?
     
  17. pavlo.boiko

    pavlo.boiko Mu-43 Rookie

    21
    Apr 8, 2012
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Pavlo Boiko
    indoor, ISO 200, 1/6s
     
  18. pavlo.boiko

    pavlo.boiko Mu-43 Rookie

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    Apr 8, 2012
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Pavlo Boiko
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  19. mpg01

    mpg01 Mu-43 Regular

    165
    Oct 21, 2012
    I got my hands on a copy of this lens and it does not disappoint. These are cropped and some light contrast adjustment but otherwise OOC.

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