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Vivitar Series 1 90mm f2.5
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:17 am    Post subject: Vivitar Series 1 90mm f2.5 Reply with quote

I couldn't find this lens in the 'Best of' category, so here are some examples from it (combined with the Canon 5D Mkll).

I adore this lens, as some of you may already know, and if anyone has the chance to buy one I strongly advise that you do so.
Yes, I am bias. I'm a registered Series 1 addict..... but for good reason. Wink

Vivitar Series 1 90/2.5 Bokina by Garian Photography, on Flickr
Hoverfly by Garian Photography, on Flickr
'shroom (trumpet stylee) by Garian Photography, on Flickr
One Gold Star by Garian Photography, on Flickr
Goshawk by Garian Photography, on Flickr
Japanese Anemone. (Explored) by Garian Photography, on Flickr


PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent series by a well regarded lens !!!!


PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, impressive results! Surprised


PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys Very Happy

Here's another example of a flower, followed by a 100% crop.

One Gold Star by Garian Photography, on Flickr
Vivitar Series 1 90mm f2.5 (Bokina) 100% crop by Garian Photography, on Flickr

When you nail the focus with a Bokina, it stays nailed! Laughing


PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

#1&#3 for me truly sharp shots ,been looking at this lens ...you've just cost me money lol


PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! you may end up costing me money as well! this is exactley the kind of lens I'm after. Fantastic stuff


PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PentaxK-r and caledonia84, it's worth it Wink

The price has risen in the last few years, sadly, but it is possible to find a bargain priced example sometimes. I got very lucky with mine, mint condition lens with an adapter still in it's original wrapping for......70 Shocked


PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What? I didn't start a thread on this lens? Shame.

Nice shots. I think you are enjoying some of my favorite lenses. I haven't done any meaningful macro with this lens, but have gotten some close-ups. I'll have to add some of my favorites here too.

















PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very well done!!


PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

woodrim wrote:




wow! Shocked


PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to be clear, this is the tokina made "Bokina" vivitar 90mm 2.5 not the komine made 90mm 2.5 (which is also pretty good)....right?


PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right.


PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really excellent shots!


PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, sting - excellent lens. Gary (SonicScot) is getting the best from it.


PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That lens truly deserves to be in the "best of lenses" category. It was my main macro lens for several years.

Wolf spider with this lens.


PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm late to the party, but SonicScot, Woodrim and Tedat, those are fantastic! So beautiful and the technical quality is excellent. That is a great lens -- not to mention the great photographers wielding it.


PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

excellent shots. want it, but can't afford... Sad


PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hasan wrote:
excellent shots. want it, but can't afford... Sad


Keep looking, opportunities come around.


PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They do, I got mine at a very fair price and love it.

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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couple of nice ones from yesterday morning -






ended up with an ordeal to get this lens working again - broke 2 days after I got it, repair cost was about as expensive as actually buying the lens in the first place even before shipping back and forth Sad ), but at least I now have a fanatically thoroughly cleaned and fully repaired copy of it.


PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A fantastic lens. Hard to pick between this and the Kiron 105 2.8. Some samples from my efforts yesterday.

crop 100%






with the shortest e-mount macro tube:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sharp. That is the one thing that strikes me every time I use mine - SHARP.


PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My photos were taken with the Tokina version.