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REVIEW: Vivitar 100mm f/2.8 auto telephoto

(Nikon F mount)

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-03-24


Vivitar 100mm f/2.8 auto telephoto

Specs:

Lens:
100mm

Aperture:
f/2.8 to f/22
8 bladed aperure

Focus:
Infinit to 1.5m (5ft)

Mount:
Nikon F-mount

Covers:
Standard 35mm film size (24×36 mm negative)

Vivitar 100mm f/2.8 auto
                              telephoto

Image quality

Good center sharpness but corner softness is quite noticeable at bigger apertures.

Analogue B&W film
Vivitar 100mm f/2.8 auto
                            telephoto
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f/2.8 - f/8 - f/22

Bokeh
Just great!
Vivitar
                                                          100mm f/2.8
                                                          auto
                                                          telephoto
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Digital
Pictures taken with a Canon 500D at ISO100 and I used a Nikon to Canon mount adapter
Vivitar
                                                          100mm f/2.8
                                                          auto telephoto
                                                          AI-s
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f/2.8 - f4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22
 
Bokeh
Vivitar
                                                          100mm f/2.8
                                                          auto telephoto
                                                          AI-s
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Filming
Vivitar 100mm f/2.8 auto telephoto
                              AI-s

Build quality


Amazing look and feel!
Everything is made of metal and is very solid and well built.


Conclusion

This really looks and feels like a top of the line lens.
Unfortunately the image quality don't match up to the housing.

But its not all bad, it have great center shapness at all apertures and the bokeh is awesome!
And do to its great center sharpness this will work great as a macro lens (with macro extension tubes)

Thumbs up:
Great center shapness all over
Nice bokeh
Built quality and feel
8 bladed aperure

Thumbs down:
Bad corners BAD
But thats about it



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Vivitar
                                                          100mm f/2.8
                                                          auto telephoto
                                                          AI-s

Technical Info
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Film: Rollei Retro 400s
Developer: Kodak D76

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