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Vivitar 55mm f2.8 Auto Macro
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:29 am    Post subject: Vivitar 55mm f2.8 Auto Macro Reply with quote

I finaly got my 2nd macro lens! This one is Nikon mount so I took the adapter out and took some shot.

All shot are hand held without flash (some of the blurriness come from my shaky hands)

Mostly 1:1.

#1 f4



#2 f2.8



#3 f16



#4 f4 (or was it f2.8?)



#5 f4



I'll try to get better shot with my Flash or this week-end when we have some natural light around.


PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the one that goes to 1:1 with no extension ring, correct ?


PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

luisalegria wrote:
This is the one that goes to 1:1 with no extension ring, correct ?


Yup!

I'll try to take a shot of the lens itself.


PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the pics, looks like a good lens. Thinking about getting this one too for macro. Nice pics btw =]


PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had it and sold it locally. It wasn`t you ehh? Very Happy
Build yourself a flash and shoot at 1/150 - 1/200.


PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Himself wrote:
I had it and sold it locally. It wasn`t you ehh? Very Happy
Build yourself a flash and shoot at 1/150 - 1/200.


I bought it off ebay from a guy in Arizona (or was it Texas...).

Paid a bit more than I expected ($80:item + $22:ship + $20:duty/taxes) But I'm happy with it!


PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today I've made a softbox out of paper as a template for a foam core version... I gave it a try anyway with this lens.

#1

#2

#3

#4

#5

#6




The lens itself looks like that (Took with Carl Zeiss Planar f1.8 T* and the paper softbox)


PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Andreq"
I bought it off ebay from a guy in Arizona (or was it Texas...).

Paid a bit more than I expected ($80:item + $22:ship + $20:duty/taxes) But I'm happy with it![/quote]

I have bought several lenses from the States & never had to pay duty/taxes. There is not supposed to be any duty on camera equipment coming from the US to Canada.

Looks like you got a nice lens though.


PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I never paid duty on any item I ever bought on ebay.

The guy really wanted to ship using USPS Priority. I wanted insurance so he would have to drive to the post office to have that with First Class Mail International. Something he didn't want to do :S.

So I ended up paying $8 more for shipping priority, it got stuck at the border for a week... and I had a $20 bill at the post office.

All in all it's still a good price for the lens, I'm very happy with it.