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Old Nov 15, 2011, 1:05 PM   #1
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Old Nov 16, 2011, 9:03 AM   #2
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....I don't have to look, remember the quote, quite a display and from what I read his is not the most count. Glad I don't have to find a place for all that, Bonnie would not be happy.

Ok, I am looking now.............
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How can you possibly use that many lenses. I'm thinking this chap is a collector. I'd be happy with three lenses.
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Maybe he can make the TV show, "Hoarders".
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Old Nov 17, 2011, 10:27 AM   #5
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Well, Vivitar isn't known for quality glass and no serious photographer would use Vivitar Lenses. The older models were a little better than the newer models. Eons ago I had a Vivitar 200mm I used with a Nikormat 35mm film camera. You could easily see the image quality difference between the Vivitar and Nikon glass.
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There were a scant few in his list I ever would have wanted. That Vivitar 85mm f1.4 Series One is probably pretty good, and the Kiron-made, Vivitar-branded 70-150mm f3.8 push/pull zoom was an excellent lens.

I'm probably pulling the trigger the next few weeks on my first third-party micro-specific lens with the 7mm f3.5 Rokinon Fisheye. At $299 (compared to over $600 for the Panasonic micro fisheye), and based on the images I have seen, it looks like a fantastic lens.

http://www.lenstip.com/index.php?tes...wu&test_ob=317

A few weeks ago I purchased a Photoshop plugin called Fisheye Hemi and played with some files I had captured with the Zuiko 8mm four-thirds fisheye, which is way too big a lens to be hauling around in the bag I carry my Pen outfit, and was pretty impressed with what it can do.

http://www.imagetrendsinc.com/produc...dpage_hemi.asp
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The picture shows a Samyang lens. How does Rokinon fit in?
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Samyang is the maker. Rokinon is one of the "other" brand names they market their lenses under. I think the name on the lens you buy is dependant on the country where you live.

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Ah so!
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Here's a post over at DPReview with several images captured with the Samyang/Rokinon 7.5mm f3.5 with a Panasonic G3.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=39904273

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