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Vivitar 70-200 mm f/ 3.8 MC Lens

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Vivitar 70-200 mm f/ 3.8 MC lens

Vivitar 70-200 mm f/ 3.8 MC lens

Vivitar 70-200 mm f/ 3.8 MC lens

Vivitar 70-200 mm f/ 3.8 MC lens

Vivitar 70-200 mm f/ 3.8 MC lens

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

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Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
70mm - 200mmf/3.8f/226158620/21,9135/5,3

Additional information:


The Vivitar 70-200mm f/3.8 MC  is a multicoated telephoto zoom lens with a constant max. aperture (f/3.8) for many popular 35 mm non-AF SLR camera systems popular in the late 20 c.

The lens features a pump zoom design. The pump has a  textured rubber for a better grip.

The exterior view as given on the photos (bayonet mount) corresponds to the version designed for Canon FD cameras.

The full name of the lens Vivitar 70-200 mm f/ 3.8 MC Macro Focusing Zoom is printed on the front element.

The aperture ring offers the following settings (there are also intermediary settings, not indicated but available - F/4 and so on):

  • F/3.8
  • F/5.6
  • F/8.0
  • F/11.0
  • F/16.0
  • F/22.0

The lens offers a max. magnification ratio of 1:4 in macro mode.

The lens copy reviewed was manufactured at Bauer's works or under its supervision (code 42), country of origin - Taiwan.

At present the lens is discontinued, but is available on the secondary market.

Additional information:

  •  system (bayonet mount) - Bronica SQ
  • angle of view 50° 7'
  • built-in electronic leaf-type shutter Seiko #0, shutter speed 8 s - 1/500 s and T

Posted by: BogKY   Date of publication: 06.06.2013

Photos taken with this lens Vivitar 70-200 mm f/ 3.8 MC:

Шоу с пилой. Фон заднего плана в обычном сюжете (не МДФ!)
Autor: Nick Horsfield
4.5 1 1810

Передний фон (не МДФ!)
Autor: Nick Horsfield
4.33 4 1682

Боке: Вариант 5-a: Капля смолы на фоне берёзы (памяти Гелиоса) // На открытой
Autor: Nick Horsfield
4 1 1601

Боке: Вариант 2: Тёмный фон контрастно убирает на прикрытой, ярко выделяя РИП
Autor: Nick Horsfield
4 0 2454

Mechanical quality3.002
Optical quality3.502
Pricing / Value3.502
Overall lens rating

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