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Vivitar 24 mm f/ 2 MC (Kino) Lens

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Vivitar 24 mm f/ 2 MC (Kino) lens

Vivitar 24 mm f/ 2 MC (Kino) lens

Vivitar 24 mm f/ 2 MC (Kino) lens

Vivitar 24 mm f/ 2 MC (Kino) lens

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime 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)

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Average price: $130


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Additional information:

The Vivitar 24 mm f/ 2 MC (Kino)   is a wide-angle fast prime lens with multicoating  for 35 mm  SLR cameras of popular systems in the 1970-80s.

Manufactured by Kino/Kiron (22 in serial number).

Posted by: SharkDD   Date of publication: 27.04.2012

Mechanical quality4.003
Optical quality3.754
Pricing / Value4.254
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Owner reviews: Vivitar 24 mm f/ 2 MC (Kino)

ProfHankD 04.01.2016 18:00:01
Period of use: 60 months


It's a cheap 24mm f/2. It's actually pretty well made, fairly compact, and gives decent IQ even wide open... although there is some glow from undercorrected SA until about f/2.8. Bokeh are not bad for this type of lens. Sharpens nicely when stopped down. Overall, pretty nice as a fast moderate wide on APS-C -- and not a lot of competitors in this price range.


Has the standard Kiron stuck-wide-open aperture issue... although I was able to (temporarily?) fix this one by stretching the spring to increase tension a little. In addition to the SA wide open, contrast wide open isn't great, and the lens is a bit prone to PF. Not as good on a focal reducer as by itself (field curvature?).




Behaves more like a wide "fast 50" than like a fast wide, which surprises folks. Probably deserves more respect than it gets.