Vivitar 19/3.8 Information

Started Apr 21, 2018 | Discussions thread
Alan WF
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Re: Vivitar 19/3.8 Information
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I tried it on FF but vignetting is pretty strong so it ended up on mft as a step between my native 17/1.8 and a 24/2.8 Tokina. It’s really a great little lense. Mine has some wobble in the focus that I can’t fix buts it’s ok. Couldn’t find any instruction how to get to the focus mechanism in the front but haven’t really tried it yet. Cleaned only the rear elements up and fixed a stuck aperture clickball

Mine seems mechanically sound. There's a slight rattle of something light, so perhaps something in the aperture mechanism ,but that's all. I'm not really interested in it as 20/3.8, since I already use a 28/2.8 with a focal reducer to give me a faster and probably cleaner 20/2. My interest is using it as a 14/2.7.

Regards,

Alan

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