I told myself "no more 50mm lenses"
But then I found this true classic on the cheap and couldn't resist
1970's-1980's Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.7 AEJ
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Last edited by Av8tor1; 06-19-2014 at 06:51 PM.
Early 1970's Vivitar/Kiron Series 1 70-210mm Macro Zoom
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Last edited by Av8tor1; 06-23-2014 at 11:21 AM.
I just can't, with that last pic! Amazing!
thanks Favi, it may be my first cultivar, but I will grow it at least another year first
I picked up a Vivivtar Series 1 1st generation quite a while ago for a good deal, think it was around 30 bucks. I stuffed it in the camera bag and it just kinda sat there. For Christmas I received an Amazon gift card, so I decided to finally get an adapter since my kit lens has been buggy. Let me tell you, I am very excited I did. I haven't had so much fun taking pics in quite a while. I got it this afternoon, so here are a couple of pics from me just messing around. All the photos are completely unedited/uncropped. Taken with a Canon Rebal XT
Tiny, near illegible paragraph on the back of a Canadian $10 bill:
My pitiful lil Cpehalotus. The smaller pitcher is around 3mm:
I got to set up some light this evening and took some pics of U. sandersonii "Blue":
The series 1, gen1 is an amazing lens.... I think I read somewhere to manufacture that lens today, it would have to sell for like 1500USD
Story goes Vivitar lost money on each one of the gen 1's they sold, but were eager to get market share at the time.
Outstanding find and pics Monkey, enjoy the classic glass!!
hmmm pretty sure I have a pdf of the manual somewhere, and maybe the factory service manual.... Ill dig around and see
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