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Raynox (Vivitar) - 85mm f1.8
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:34 am    Post subject: Raynox (Vivitar) - 85mm f1.8 Reply with quote

Does anyone have experience with such a lens. T-mount & Nikon. But it should be 5DC. I wonder what it would be a reasonable price?



PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:23 am    Post subject: Re: Raynox (Vivitar) - 85mm f1.8 Reply with quote

muddus wrote:
Does anyone have experience with such a lens. T-mount & Nikon. But it should be 5DC. I wonder what it would be a reasonable price?



I similar Soligor 85mm f1.8 sold for 94$ some days ago Wink


PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have this rare lens as a Vivitar. It's low on contrast but has gorgeous smooth bokeh.

The last few I saw (a while back) went for 100.00 or so.


PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, yeah. Might not be interesting, especially when the price is too high. 180


PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does require a good hood. There is a glow wide-open but the detail is there. Stopped down it's quite sharp.
Sample:


I'd say a comparable price with the Jupiter-9 even though it's considerably more uncommon.


PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice lens.

It's, as was said before, low contrast lens.

A bit heavy too.

Bokeh very particular, specially at F/1,8-2.

In my own tests, it's sharp but not so like the J-9.

Rino.


PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As the other already said, wide open it has low contrast and a bit of glow on white subjects in the picture, nice bokeh, circular highlights even at f5.6 and f8, thanx to many blads in the iris.

some samples:
http://www.pbase.com/tomasg_71/vivitar_8518

tomas


PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hyv, ett sain taas uusia ideoita. Katsoin tarkemmin, mutta Oly 100 /2,8 +200% tiedostojen ja tulin siihen tulokseen, ett tarkempi ja mukava laatua ei voi saada. Well, maybe one of the Leica can be better, but yes, this is enough.




PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

estudleon wrote:
Nice lens.
It's, as was said before, low contrast lens.
A bit heavy too.
Bokeh very particular, specially at F/1,8-2.
In my own tests, it's sharp but not so like the J-9.
Rino.


My experience: it's sharper then Jupiter. Even at F1.8. More detail.