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Vivitar Series 1 70-210 mm f/ 3.5 Macro (I) Kiron Lens

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Vivitar Series 1 70-210 mm f/ 3.5 Macro (I) Kiron lens

Vivitar Series 1 70-210 mm f/ 3.5 Macro (I) Kiron lens

Vivitar Series 1 70-210 mm f/ 3.5 Macro (I) Kiron lens

Vivitar Series 1 70-210 mm f/ 3.5 Macro (I) Kiron lens

Vivitar Series 1 70-210 mm f/ 3.5 Macro (I) Kiron lens

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Vivitar Series 1 70-210 mm f/ 3.5 Macro (I) Kiron MTF Chart

Optical design

Vivitar Series 1 70-210 mm f/ 3.5 Macro (I) Kiron optical design

Vivitar Series 1 70-210 mm f/ 3.5 Macro (I) Kiron optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: C/Y (contax/yashica), Canon FD, FDn, Konica AR, M42, Nikon F (FX, DX), Olympus OM, Pentax K, Minolta SR (MD, MC)

First year of production: 1975

Optical design: 15 elements in 10 groups

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Average price: $137

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
70mm - 210mmf/3.5f/2261.9567944/33,3157.5/6,2

Additional information:
  • Macro scale: 1:2.2

The Vivitar Series 1 70-210 mm f/ 3.5 Macro (I) Kiron is a high-quality push-pull telephoto zoom lens of the Vivitar legendary Series 1 with a brand-name multi-coating.

There were two versions of this lens with insignificant differences. The first was produced by Kino Optics (Kiron), the second - by Tokina.

This review gives the photos and information of the first Kiron version. Serial numbers of these versions start with 22.

The Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm f/3.5 VMC Macro (I) produces a high-quality image - high contrast, magnificent colors, superb sharpness from wide open onwards. There is a slight drop in resolution on the edges of the frame.

Resolution (center/edge) at the focal length of 70 mm:

  • f/3.5 - 44/35 lpmm
  • f/8 -  62/44 lpmm

Resolution (center/edge) at the focal length of 210 mm:

  • f/3.5 - 39/25 lpmm
  • f/8 -  55/31 lpmm

 

added by Frederick Wasti :

This is incorrect. There was only ONE version of this particular VS1 70-210/3.5 lens (Version 1), although there were two versions with the specs of 70-210/3.5 (this one and the one shown at http://allphotolenses.com/lenses/item/c_605.html , which is Version 2. Most importantly, the differences between the two 70-210/3.5 versions are ~NOT~ "insignificant" (as a comparison of this page and http://allphotolenses.com/lenses/item/c_605.html both show).


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Posted by: photocorner   Date of publication: 19.02.2011

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Photos taken with this lens Vivitar Series 1 70-210 mm f/ 3.5 Macro (I) Kiron:


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Mechanical quality4.867
Optical quality4.336
Usability4.007
Pricing / Value5.006
Bokeh4.437
Overall lens rating
4.52

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