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Vivitar Series 1 28-90 mm f/ 2.8-3.5 Lens

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Vivitar Series 1 28-90 mm f/ 2.8-3.5 lens

Vivitar Series 1 28-90 mm f/ 2.8-3.5 lens

Vivitar Series 1 28-90 mm f/ 2.8-3.5 lens

Vivitar Series 1 28-90 mm f/ 2.8-3.5 lens

Vivitar Series 1 28-90 mm f/ 2.8-3.5 lens

Optical design

Vivitar Series 1 28-90 mm f/ 2.8-3.5 optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

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

Optical design: 14 elements in 12 groups

User reviews (2)

Photos (34)

Tests (1)

Owners (14)

Views (35313)

Average price: $133

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
28mm - 90mmf/2.8 - f/3.5f/1660.2367680/24111.5/4,4

Additional information:

Vivitar Series 1 28-90 mm f/ 2.8-3.5 is a kit  zoom lens for cameras of different systems.

The lens is based on a  push-pull principle (focal length is changed by pushing or pulling the focusing ring, the lens length is changing at the same time). It is multi-coated.

At the focal length of 28 mm it enables you to take 1:3.3 macro scale pictures.

Manufactured by Komine (28 in a serial number).


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Posted by: SharkDD   Date of publication: 27.02.2011



Photos taken with this lens Vivitar Series 1 28-90 mm f/ 2.8-3.5:


Christmas Tree Bokeh
Autor: Nik_SSG
5 0 4029

Christmas Tree Bokeh 2
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5 0 3211

Christmas Tree Bokeh 3
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5 0 3113

Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4
Autor: Nik_SSG
5 0 2472

Mechanical quality4.437
Optical quality4.268
Usability4.577
Pricing / Value4.437
Bokeh4.297
Overall lens rating
4.40

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Owner reviews: Vivitar Series 1 28-90 mm f/ 2.8-3.5

Michael McBroom 18.02.2013 00:50:53
Period of use: 30 year

Strengths:

Great sharpness and contrast. Excellent color rendition. Perfect for general photography, from scenics to portraiture.  Convenient macro close-focus setting.


Weaknesses:

Varifocal zoom means you have to refocus every time you zoom in or out. But this being a one-touch zoom design, that really isn't as much of an issue as you might think. Also, it vignettes slightly in the corners at 28mm when stopped down.


Comments:

This unassuming little 28-90 is one of the sharpest zoom lenses ever made. Period. Vivitar made about a bazillion of them, spanning about a decade. So they are plentiful. If you're shoppin on eBay, don't fall into the sucker traps of Buy It Now, unless the BIN is a cheap one AND there's nothing wrong with the lens. The average price shown in this listing is about $90+ too high. I have bought the Viv S1 28-90s off eBay, even in a popular mount like Nikon, for $25 to $40.