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...).