Vivitar 19/3.8 Information

Started Apr 21, 2018 | Discussions thread
Alan WF
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Re: Vivitar 19/3.8 Information

Hi everyone,

In case anyone is interested, I've written an analysis of the likely dates of manufacture of the Vivitar 19/3.8, based on the information in this thread and the text of three articles in Amateur Photography magazine from 1989, 1994, and 1996.

The bottom line is that it seems likely that the lens was introduced in 1983 or shortly thereafter, was probably manufactured for at least a decade, was definitely being manufactured in 1990, was still being sold and possibly still being manufactured in 1996, but probably not manufactured after 1998.



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