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Showcase Vivitar 55mm f/2.8 Macro (Komine)

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by maxsoul, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. maxsoul

    maxsoul Mu-43 Regular

    45
    Jan 23, 2011
    The closest focus distant is about 2 inches from the tip of the lens to the center of the Dime. It was shoot at f16. The DOF is really shallow in this distance. If I use the 3:2 ratio the dime should fit nicely.
    eye - I took it myself with the LCD flip forward, so it is not the best shot.:redface:
     

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  2. maxsoul

    maxsoul Mu-43 Regular

    45
    Jan 23, 2011
    Spring is coming in NY and I took some Crocus flowers with this lens. I believe it is shot wide open at f2.8
    2nd pic is the 100% crop of the first one.
     

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  3. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Debi
    I have a chance to buy this lens cheap. Which adapter is used?
     
  4. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Pavel
    This lens (also known as Elicar 55mm f/2.8) is one of the best macro lenses ever :2thumbs:
     
  5. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Debi
    I got this lens today (Nikon F mount)! Here are a couple of quick pics. This lens is also great as a short tele. Love it!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/debit72/5720307205/" title="Ice Water, with Lemon by debit72, on Flickr"> 5720307205_b7e3e6a5c7_z. "768" height="576" alt="Ice Water, with Lemon"></a>
    GH2 and Vivitar 55mm f/2.8 Macro, ISO 1250, 1/60

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/debit72/5720843220/" title="Luke by debit72, on Flickr"> 5720843220_642f6b2885_z. "768" height="576" alt="Luke"></a>
    GH2 and Vivitar 55mm f/2.8 Macro, ISO 160, 1/320
     
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  6. This is an excellent lens, even when not using it as a macro as you've shown. It's quite large though, and I believe the full rotation of the focus ring from infinity down to 1:1 is about 630 degrees! Mine has a Canon FD breech-lock mount.

    Recently posted in Flowers, at f2.8 I think.

    5718066419_2ed11545c6_b.
    GH1
     
  7. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Debi
    snail in shell

    More fun with the lens. I think this was shot at very near 1:1.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/debit72/5732813502/" title="Coming out of the shell by debit72, on Flickr"> 5732813502_76d95f7d4f_z. "900" height="675" alt="Coming out of the shell"></a>
    GH2, ISO 320, 1/20s
     
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  8. Willabeast

    Willabeast Mu-43 Regular

    25
    Aug 8, 2011
    Looks like a sweet lens. I just bought one as a birthday present to myself off ebay today. Lets hope it's a good copy! I can't wait to use it!
     
  9. chrism_scotland

    chrism_scotland Mu-43 Veteran

    483
    Jun 1, 2011
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    I had one on a Pentax K20 a while ago, lovely lens!
     
  10. Frunch

    Frunch Mu-43 Regular

    46
    Aug 5, 2011
    Will this type of lens fit an Olympus PEN series camera? I am just beginning to get into photography and would love to pick up one of these...

    Thanks!
    Trevor
     
  11. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Debi
    I believe so, as long as you have the proper adapter.
     
  12. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Debi
    Orb weaver spider

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/debit72/6095680656/" title="Orb Weaver by debit72, on Flickr"> 6095680656_4a03b4f570_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Orb Weaver"></a>
    GH2, ISO1000, 1/125s
     
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  13. maxsoul

    maxsoul Mu-43 Regular

    45
    Jan 23, 2011
    This lens is designed for macro but what about far away subject.
    Shot at f2.8 100% crop
    v55-f28-CU.

    v55-f28.

    Shot at f8 100% crop
    v55-f8-CU.

    v55-f8.
     
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  14. G'kar

    G'kar Mu-43 Regular

    64
    Jul 27, 2010
    Singapore
    Vivitar 55mm 2.8 macro MD mount on EPL-1

    Just acquired this lens at the weekend and here are a few trial shots. Still finding my way on macro photography.

    False Lavender

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    Orchid

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    Kumquat

    6376175547_1180698581.

    One of my problems is getting sharp images with a shallow depth of field. These shots are all hand-held as I dislike using a tripod which I find impracticle especially when doing a 1:1 close-up.

    Any suggestion how to achieve sharp images? Would a monopod be suitable for macro work in the field?
     
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  15. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Ad
    A tripod and a focussing rail might help. When you use such a setup for 1:1 the focussing rail moves camera and lens together which helps to focus properly. An bellows with integrated focussing rail like e.g. Novoflex used to make, may also be a good solution for life-size shooting.
     
  16. G'kar

    G'kar Mu-43 Regular

    64
    Jul 27, 2010
    Singapore
    Thanks, Addieleman. I will keep your recommendation in mind.

    Anyone with experience with a monopod?
     
  17. dothraki

    dothraki Mu-43 Rookie

    20
    Oct 8, 2011
    São Paulo, Brazil
    Flowers

    Just got this lens with OM mount, snapped these pics from the garden of my condo with my E-PL2:

    Still very newbie with macro and pretty much photography in general :biggrin:

    PC171766.

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    PC171759.
     
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  18. G'kar

    G'kar Mu-43 Regular

    64
    Jul 27, 2010
    Singapore
    Good attempt. Keep practising and I am sure you will improve.:smile:
     
  19. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Debi
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/debit72/7525215322/" title="Tiny Beauty by debit72, on Flickr"> 7525215322_41c3f819b5_c. "800" height="600" alt="Tiny Beauty"></a>
    with my new E-PL2
     
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  20. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country