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vivitar 400mm f5.6

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by dave, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. dave

    dave Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 30, 2012
    anyone have any experience with this? I got one dirt cheep recently and am waiting on it to get here. Ive seen mixed reviews on this and i really dont expect to much due to the cost, just currious if anyone has used one before and what your thoughts are on it.
     
  2. WJW59

    WJW59 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 20, 2011
    Which version? Vivitar made at least 3 that I'm aware of.
     
  3. dave

    dave Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 30, 2012
    im not sure which version it is, im still waiting on it to arive, how do i tell which version it is by serial # ?
     
  4. WJW59

    WJW59 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 20, 2011
    The three I'm familiar with are the TX mount (pretty good), one that is marked Vivitar MC (not bad), and the uncoated version (so-so). The TX version has a changeable mount and has two sets of aperture markings (running left & right) so it is easy to distinguish. The other two look identical except for the markings on the front. There may be other versions I'm not familiar with as Vivitar sometimes had multiple versions of the same lens.