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Revuenon Zoom 3.8/35-105
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:30 pm    Post subject: Revuenon Zoom 3.8/35-105 Reply with quote

Here it is, Revuenon Zoom 35-105mm 3.8. I did not find much of info online and no dedicated post here on the forum. So filling in the gap, here are some shots taken with it on Nex-5N.

First of all, the lens itself, quite heavy and strudy.

#1 At 35mm, even at f5.6 and APS-C the corners are not that good. Even though the general impression is not that bad

#2 At 105mm, f3.8 (and even at f5.6) the lens "glows". But it also transmits some mood that feels pleasant

#3 Converting the shot into BW creates a special cameral effect

#4 At 75mm f8

#5 The "macro" regime with a dedicated switch pushed on: at f3.8, as well as at f5.6 remains soooft and with quite pronounced CA. But once again could be used as a mood lens

PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just by the looks and styling alone of that lens, it appears as some kind of competitor to the Minolta 35-70 3.5 Macro. With a longer reach and insignificant light loss, not sure the era, but I could see how someone would cross shop it at a camera store.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks very like the Vivitar TX 35-105mm f3.5 close focusing zoom. Has it a 72mm filter thread? If so, it could well be another rebranded Tokina lens.


PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DigiChromeEd, the filter thread is 67mm. Does it speak against Tokina hypothesis?

Blazer0ne, I'd say it is bulkier and havier than Minolta 35-70, so maybe even in twilight of a drift shop that would put you in doubt!