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Old May 21, 2006, 7:49 PM   #1
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This is the first chance I to try out my "new" 400 mm Vivitar prime on my DS.


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Old May 21, 2006, 8:39 PM   #2
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very nice shot. i like the whell that's not on the ground

f-stop please?? and which version vivitar..??
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Old May 21, 2006, 9:31 PM   #3
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apeture is 5.6 (wide open)

I am not sure of what version it is only that it is not new. It is a K mount, so it is newer than quite a few of my other lens.


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Old May 21, 2006, 10:08 PM   #4
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what's it say on the front of the lens? or any where else on the lens. this is 10x better than the sigma400 f5.6 i lately was fortunately able to unload..

also, how much post processing(PP) did you do?? i could get similar results from the sig but not if i shot in jpg.

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I did very little processing, mainly I put it through Noise Ninja then a bit of USM on the reduced copy.

The late autumn morning light was a big help, strong but even without being overpowering the way a summer mid day sun does. And the golden colour complemented the colour of the car.

here is one view of the front of the lens
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I don't know about what everyone else thinks, but I reckon that is a nice lens you have there and a great shot to boot.

Tell me that the car is a smaller version of a Holden Commodore, otherwise there is some serious deformation in the lens :lol:
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there's got to be some other reference to what model vivitar this is.. i want one and i don't want to purchase the wrong one.. this out does the sigma i had 400%..or more..since i'm selling the 70-300 i need something with some reach and this looks very adaquate.. not that the s70-300 is a bad lens. i just want a fixed prime with this reach..

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Old May 22, 2006, 5:05 AM   #8
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Yes Crashman it is replica fibreglass body of a Commodore, not a very exact one though.


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there are no other brand or model markings on the lens.

This site claims that the first few numbers of teh serial number are significant: http://www.cameraquest.com/VivLensManuf.htm


I bought it cheap ($US 110 including postage) on Ebay.

It is all part of that Lens Bying Addiction (LBA) referred to in another thread.

All my old Vivitar's, all bought cheap on ebay, have proved to be satisfactory.


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