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Vivitar 35 mm f/ 1.9 (Komine) Lens

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Vivitar 35 mm f/ 1.9 (Komine) lens

Vivitar 35 mm f/ 1.9 (Komine) lens

Vivitar 35 mm f/ 1.9 (Komine) lens

Vivitar 35 mm f/ 1.9 (Komine) lens

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Canon FD, FDn, Konica AR, M42, Nikon F (FX, DX), Olympus OM, Minolta SR (MD, MC)

Optical design: 8 elements in 6 groups

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Owners (5)

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Average price: $167


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Additional information:

The Vivitar 35 mm f/ 1.9 (Komine)   is a wide-angle fast prime lens for 35 mm SLR cameras of popular systems in the 1970-80s.

Manufactured by Komine (serial number starts with 28)

Pros: lens speed
Cons: sharp from f/4

Secondary market prices range from 2,000 to 10,000 rubles. This price range depends first of all on the system for which this or that lens was designed. Universal lenses, easily adapted to popular modern digital cameras, are more expensive, and those demanding serious adaptation are cheaper.

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Posted by: Kuzma   Date of publication: 27.02.2012

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Mechanical quality5.005
Optical quality4.605
Pricing / Value4.405
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Owner reviews: Vivitar 35 mm f/ 1.9 (Komine)

ProfHankD 04.01.2016 21:33:22
Period of use: 48 months


Wide open, this is a soft, painterly, fast 35mm with quite a bit of glow. The same SA that causes the glow makes the bokeh quite good. It's still sharp enough to use wide open, but the glow is heavy enough to make it low contrast and rather special-purpose. Stopped down, it's nicely sharp for general use. In fact, I rate it "A" overall in IQ.

The mechanical build is solid metal with buttery smooth focus.


This lens is the same size as the Vivitar 135mm f/2.8 -- big and heavy for a 35mm f/1.9.

If you want a 35mm lens to use for general-purpose photography faster than f/2.8, this is not the one to pick. The wide-open look is appealing, but too distinctive. Wide open, this is for shooting scenes where the word "dreamy" applies.


Overall, a lens that grows on you. Yeah, you need to be careful how you use it near wide open, but it is fuly capable of making crisp images when stopped down. It's really not a low-light lens at all.