Vintage & Classic Lens Index

This is the Index page to the classic lenses I own. Follow the links for reviews, repair & clean instructions and/or sample pictures. Chinon lenses Auto Chinon 28mm f/2.8 M42 mount Auto Chinon 55mm f/1.7 M42 mount Auto Chinon 200mm f/3.5 M42 mount Industar and Jupiter Russian lenses Jupiter 8 M39 50mm f/2.0 Industar 61 M39 50mm f/2.8 Industar 69 M39 28mm f/2.8 Industar 50 M39 50mm f/3.5 Jupiter 11 M39 135mm f/4.0 Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Lydith M42 30mm […]

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Vivitar 28 – 85mm F/3.5-4.5 MC Macro Focusing Zoom on Sony Nex

This is a review of the Vivitar 28 to 85mm compact, variable aperture zoom lens when used on a Sony Nex camera. The version of the lens I have is fitted with a Minolta MD mount, although they were available (as all Vivitar lenses were) with other mounts fitted. This is a small, compact wide angle to short zoom lens made for full frame 35mm film cameras. It is of solid, well made construction being fully metal with push-pull zoom, focus […]

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Vivitar series 1 70 – 210 mm Macro Zoom

This post is about this classic telephoto zoom lens which I bought from eBay UK this week. This lens was made in several different versions over the years, and it’s generally accepted that the first three versions were the best in terms of sharpness and contrast. I picked my copy up from eBay for £50 which seems to be the going rate for a good clean example, and for that I got a very clean lens with clear optics, a […]

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