Vivtar 50-2.8 macro?

Started Jan 19, 2010 | Discussions thread
Ari Aikomus
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Vivitar 55mm f/2.8 Macro M42 Mount (made by Komine) ?
In reply to taitai, Jan 19, 2010

Hi,

taitai wrote:

Is any one have experiens with this lens? or pix to show?

I don't know much about Vivitar 50mm macro lens (is this AF or old manual lens?)...But I have had Vivitar 55/2.8 macro (m42) and now Panagor 55/3 macro (m42) lens. Actually I think that Vivitar is almost same lens with Panagor 55/3. (Komine,Kino or Kiron made, don't know for sure - but at least they look similar).

Obviously it's made by Komine and was sold under the Vivitar (55/2.8 - Vivitar call it as F/2.8, but that's mostly for marketing reasons ), Panagor and Elicar names. It also showed up as a Quantaray lens markes 55/3.

These links are not directly Panagor (quite rare lens) ones, but Vivitar 55/2.8 - specs are somewhat similar...

http://olympuszuiko.wordpress.com/...7/07/14/vivitar-55mm-f28-a-true-classic/

http://m42.artlimited.net/lens_detail.php?lid=366

http://www.fdreview.com/lens-review.php?itemid=217

http://www.pbase.com/cameras/vivitar/55mm28

http://www.dpchallenge.com/lens.php?LENS_ID=1724

Anyway, I think these are excellent manual macro (1:1) lenses ! I love colours, bokeh and sharpness what them can offer...

Here are some of my pictures with them:

cheers,

Ari

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