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Old Jun 13, 2007, 9:21 PM   #1
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Has anyone used this lens? Good? Bad?
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Old Jun 14, 2007, 7:48 AM   #2
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i've had2 versions of this lens. the tokina and the other a kiron or komine. i can't remember which ... both had the matching 75-205 2X TC. i found both versions gave excellent results with the kiron/komine being slightly better.. both of them were the K mount non-A version. here's a link to some out of the camera untouched full size images from the K/K version
http://www.texasbostons.com/vivitar/index.htm

here's acoupleshots from the tokina but with PPing.
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Old Jun 14, 2007, 7:49 AM   #3
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thede were both taken w/the 2x
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Old Jun 14, 2007, 8:59 AM   #4
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also the K/K vesion is f3.8 thruout. the tokina i had was f3.5-4.5
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Old Jun 28, 2007, 6:16 PM   #5
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I've the 75-210 Series 1 Vivitar Inn. Really nice lens made by Tokina. I love it and my 80-200mm Vivitar as well.. Great walk-about lenses. The Series 1 is a constant aperture lens that stays f/3.5 throughout the zoom range. The 80-200 doesn't but gives as sharp a photo as any lens I own. Got both for less than 20 bucks each plus shipping.



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Old Jun 30, 2007, 1:51 PM   #6
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I'm not sure about the 75-205mm Vivitar, but I just picked up a Vivitar Series One 70-210mm f3.5 version 1 (Kiron) screwmount.

I Love it. Its big, heavy, built like a tank, and manual.

Takes an amazing picture. I would highly recommend it.

http://www.robertstech.com/vivitar.htm

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Old Jun 30, 2007, 9:00 PM   #7
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They madethe series 1in K-mount as well as screw mount too. I've got a K-mount and am looking for a screw mount to go with it...I'll decide which to keep later.



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I had the lens 25 years ago on my kr10. Was really good colour and contrast. Mine was the one with the push/pul focus zoom ring and was made by Kiron.
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Well, can't wait to see what this thing will do. I gota MINT Pentax ME Super, M 50mm f/1.7, Vivitar 75-205 f/3.8 (w/matched 2x) all for $61 shipped. I don't think I did too bad.
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inneyeseakay wrote:
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Well, can't wait to see what this thing will do. I gota MINT Pentax ME Super, M 50mm f/1.7, Vivitar 75-205 f/3.8 (w/matched 2x) all for $61 shipped. I don't think I did too bad.
Sounds like a great deal to me Inn!

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