Showcase Vivitar 35-70mm f/3.5 constant apperture OM mount

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by pavlo.boiko, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. pavlo.boiko

    pavlo.boiko Mu-43 Rookie

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    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Pavlo Boiko
    Vivitar 35-70mm f/3.5 constant aperture OM mount

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    All shots made at f/5.6 since 3.5 seems to be unusable at all due to softness and tricky focusing and further stepping down doesn't improve any sharpness for naked eye. So it's always at f/5.6 on a camera.

    I've bought it new old stock for $20 + shipping. Hard to find, I've found it accidentally - was in search for famous Minolta with the same specs, but it was either havily used or too expensive.

    Very decent zoom lens in my opinion. It's up to You to judge.

    Added in July:
    After playing with some famous primes, I came back to this Vivitar. Now it sits on a cam daily, becuase I got used to it and love it more and more. Now I even use it wide-open (shots with wide-open aperture indentified by round patterns in bokeh, hexagons are witnessing about f/5.6). Here is one of recent family sessions:

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  2. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    Have you posted a picture of the lens on your camera in that BIG thread?
     
  3. pavlo.boiko

    pavlo.boiko Mu-43 Rookie

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    Pavlo Boiko
    Just did it here

    Sorry for IQ - mobile was the only mean to produce and deliver the images
     
  4. pavlo.boiko

    pavlo.boiko Mu-43 Rookie

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    Apr 8, 2012
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Pavlo Boiko
    one more I like:
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