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02-12-2009, 02:10 PM
Vivitar 100-300mm
serial - 37857801
f range 5 - 22
focal range 7' - 50 - infinity
8 blades
om/nikon mount
62mm filter
built in hood

This lens produces razor sharp images and with very good contrast and colour. It is a very sharp wide open (it is f5). The lens is a little larger than average but still quite compact for the focal range. Bokeh is beautiful, I would compare it to Zeiss or Leica. This was a very good focal lenght (100-300mm) (200-600 4/3.) There is about 230 degrees of rotation on the focal ring allowing accurate focus. I did not notice any distortion or chromatic abberation. It is very funky in it controls/functions It has a aperature ring at the base (this is normal) The next ring is the zoom/macro ring. This is quite different with the slide zooms of the day. The barrel does not extend during zoom. The third ring is the focus ring. I love the images from this lens and would recommend it as a must have.

02-12-2009, 02:12 PM
here are a few sample pictures