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Old Mar 29, 2006, 6:05 PM   #41
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they cant rechip anymore, even if i sent it to japan
I'd check with C.R.I.S., just for the heck of it. You never know... they may have another lens like it that's busted thay can pull an eeprom from.


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hmm.... perhaps, but i dont like not being able to adjust the aperture, its stuck at maximum, which is good, but there might be situations i would need a different aperture (which i assume)
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It's been a learning experience. I thought that all Maxxum AF lenses would work with the 5D. I guess I was wrong. Does anyone have any info on the Vivitar 70-210 2.8-4 Series 1 lens that I just ordered from ebay for $79?
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Old Mar 29, 2006, 7:18 PM   #44
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Does anyone have any info on the Vivitar 70-210 2.8-4 Series 1 lens that I just ordered from ebay for $79?
The User Performance Surveys at http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/index.html rate it at a 1.08 for optical quality (Very Poor).

Scroll down to the bottom of the page at the link above and select Minolta AF under User Peformance Surveys.

Then, press the start query button on the next page that comes up to browse the lens database.

You'll find the Vivitar 70-210mm f/2.8-4 near the bottom (next to last) in the generated list.

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Old Mar 29, 2006, 7:26 PM   #45
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Vivitar is not a very good lens. Look around for Minolta 70-210 3.5-4.5. They're usually cheaper than the 70-210 F4 and about the same optically and have faster AF and reduced size/weight.

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Here's a link to the MTF charts for your Vivitar at http://www.photodo.com

[Edit]. Link removed. I was looking at the MF version of the lens (and I don't know if the optics are the same or not with the AF version).

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Old Mar 30, 2006, 7:17 AM   #47
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@DorkUnderwater:
Though the incompatible Sigma lense should digest a 2x TC, I would prefer a 1.4x TC, preferably the Kenko 300 pro. Just for the record, is the first digit of the serial number a 1, as I expect it, or a 2?
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cheap glass is exactly that; CHEAP GLASS
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a 1, no 2 i read somewhere if its a 2 it has a great chance of working with the 5D/7D

yeah i think ill just save for a bigma

well there is hope i called CRIS in arizona and they said theyd call me in 2 days with a response.
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That's not good news on the Vivitar. I guess you get what you pay for. Does anyone know of any tests for the AF version of the lens?

I also just scored on this auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=7603974531. It's almost lost in there that the Minolta film SLR comes with a Tamron70-300 4.5-5.6 AF lens. While that is not very fast what a deal for an almost new 35mm SLR withazoomlens for $26!!!

Since I am going to have three telezooms now (my Sigma 75-300 4.5-5.6, the Vivitar 70-210 2.8-4, and the Tamron 70-300 4.5-5.6) I am going to do a lot of tests and keep you guys posted on my findings and then I might sell off what I don't need.

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