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Vivitar 20 mm f/ 3.8 Kino Lens

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Vivitar 20 mm f/ 3.8 Kino lens

Vivitar 20 mm f/ 3.8 Kino lens

Vivitar 20 mm f/ 3.8 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: $200


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The Vivitar 20 mm f/ 3.8 Kino

The Vivitar 20 mm f/ 3.8 

Manufactured by Kino (Kiron, it has 22 in its serial number).

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Posted by: SharkDD   Date of publication: 26.02.2011

Mechanical quality4.001
Optical quality4.001
Pricing / Value3.001
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Owner reviews: Vivitar 20 mm f/ 3.8 Kino

ProfHankD 04.01.2016 17:42:15
Period of use: 60 months


Seems to be better than average IQ for an old ultrawide. Well made with buttery smooth focus. Looks really impressive on a camera.


I have two copies of this and neither one has a working aperture: both are stuck wide open (i.e., yup, it's manufactured by Kiron). Huge front to this heavy lens.


$200 average price? Both mine were much cheaper.