Please...opinions about VIVITAR 135mm F 2.3 series1 for Canon FD

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by peters8, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. peters8

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    Hi guys!...please could you give me opinions about this lens?...is it a good glass?...please help me!:wink:
     
  2. Kiron Kid

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    Yes. the Series 1 version is very good.
     
  3. Neil Souch

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    Yes, the Series 1 Vivtars were were excellent performers and I used several of them in the 80s. However, due to their mostly all metal construction they are a tad heavy.

    Neil.
     
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    In the early 90s, I used two Vivitar Series 1 lenses, a 35-75mm (f=1:2,8) and a 75-210mm (f=1:3,5) (not sure about the exact focal distances) on a Canon A1 and AE1 program. The quality was outstanding, but they were very heavy. The 35-75mm lens had a very large front diameter too (around 80mm or so).
    I had one problem with the telelens: the ring for setting focal distance was moving too easily, it was sliding when holding the lens vertically (sorry for my bad English...).
     
  5. EdSawyer

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    IT's pretty good, from the first and only worthwhile series of Series 1 lenses. I have contemporary lens tests posted from modern photo and pop photo, which include this lens, at www.edsawyer.com/lenstests/