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    Red face which adapter do i need and how much are would they cost?

    i am after a Vivitar 75-205mm 1:3.8 Close Focusing Auto Zoom Lens, i know its old but its also cheap i have a newborn so i do not have alot of spare 's for lens so im wondering if it would be cheaper to buy this lens and get an adapter for my current DSLR....im using the lumix G2....anybody know which adapter i need and the rough cost...im not bothered if the adapter is panasonic or third party, just whatever is cheapest...

    cheers people...P.S sorry for any spelling mistake's....been on morgans spice and coke most of today.... :P

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    Default Re: which adapter do i need and how much are would they cost?

    Which mount is the Vivitar lens you're looking at? Vivitar made this lens for a number of different mounts, and that's what will determine the mount adapter you will need.
    Olympus E-3 | Olympus E-PL2 PEN | Olympus E-PM1 PEN | Zuiko ED 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 SWD | Zuiko 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 | Vivitar 100mm f/2.8 Macro | Carl Zeiss Sonnar 135mm f/2.8 | Konica Hexanon 50mm f/1.4 | Konica Hexanon 85mm f/1.8 | G.Zuiko 50mm f/1.4 | Zuiko 35mm f/3.5 Macro | Zuiko 25mm f/2.8 | KMZ Jupiter-3 50mm f/1.5 | E.Zuiko 200mm f/4 | Zuiko 75-150mm f/4 | Olympus EC-14 teleconverter | VF-2 and VF-3 Viewfinders | EMA-1 Mic Adapter | Olympus FL-36R and FL-50R speedlights

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    Default Re: which adapter do i need and how much are would they cost?

    it does not say....heres the item im after...i doubt you can tell from the pic but its worth a quick check as theres 20 mins left

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    Default Re: which adapter do i need and how much are would they cost?

    lol, the pictures don't even show the mount. Not a very smart seller, if he thinks people are going to buy his lens without even knowing what it's for. Or rather, somebody will buy it but at a very low price. The seller is gonna lose out on a lot of money he could have been making off it.

    If you want to grab it up for a cheap price, then you may as well. You can get SO many adapters for micro four-thirds (cheap, too), that it's doubtful you won't be able to use this lens. Micro Four-Thirds is like a digital back for all your old film lenses. Just budget another $20 or so (plus S&H) for a cheap eBay mount adapter (there's lots of Chinese manufacturers who make them), once you get the lens and find out what the mount is.
    Olympus E-3 | Olympus E-PL2 PEN | Olympus E-PM1 PEN | Zuiko ED 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 SWD | Zuiko 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 | Vivitar 100mm f/2.8 Macro | Carl Zeiss Sonnar 135mm f/2.8 | Konica Hexanon 50mm f/1.4 | Konica Hexanon 85mm f/1.8 | G.Zuiko 50mm f/1.4 | Zuiko 35mm f/3.5 Macro | Zuiko 25mm f/2.8 | KMZ Jupiter-3 50mm f/1.5 | E.Zuiko 200mm f/4 | Zuiko 75-150mm f/4 | Olympus EC-14 teleconverter | VF-2 and VF-3 Viewfinders | EMA-1 Mic Adapter | Olympus FL-36R and FL-50R speedlights

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    Talking Re: which adapter do i need and how much are would they cost?

    i was outbid.... anyone have any suggestions for a telephoto lens on the cheap....but not sh*t quality....if at all possible!

    im looking for the cheapest way possible (aren't we all!)

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    Default Re: which adapter do i need and how much are would they cost?

    i have found another lens... this one seems to be a nikon fitting anyone have a link for a suitable adapter for this lens??

    cheers people

    the lens:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Nikon-fit-Vivi...#ht_502wt_1139

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    Default Re: which adapter do i need and how much are would they cost?

    Voigtlander adapters are good, and they'll have one for you. The adapter you are looking for is Nikon F to Micro Four-Thirds.

    You can also just search Nikon F to Micro Four-Thirds on eBay and see what you come up with. Some people here can probably give you a direct link. I know there's a lot of people here who use this mount and adapter.
    Olympus E-3 | Olympus E-PL2 PEN | Olympus E-PM1 PEN | Zuiko ED 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 SWD | Zuiko 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 | Vivitar 100mm f/2.8 Macro | Carl Zeiss Sonnar 135mm f/2.8 | Konica Hexanon 50mm f/1.4 | Konica Hexanon 85mm f/1.8 | G.Zuiko 50mm f/1.4 | Zuiko 35mm f/3.5 Macro | Zuiko 25mm f/2.8 | KMZ Jupiter-3 50mm f/1.5 | E.Zuiko 200mm f/4 | Zuiko 75-150mm f/4 | Olympus EC-14 teleconverter | VF-2 and VF-3 Viewfinders | EMA-1 Mic Adapter | Olympus FL-36R and FL-50R speedlights

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    Default Re: which adapter do i need and how much are would they cost?

    The Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm is higher regarded than the 70-205mm, and this is one of the higher regarded of all the 70-210 models,

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vivitar-70-210...11570649188940

    and it's OM mount too. This is my recommendation, (I have one already, in OM mount)
    Cheers,
    Alec

    NOTE, I need to add a correction. Despite what the seller says, it looks like this lens is the version 2 (see link below), with f/3.5 constant aperture. I have asked the seller for the serial number which will correctly identify this lens. Version 2 does not focus as close as version 3.

    PS see this link for info on the 70-210mm,
    http://www.robertstech.com/vivitar.htm
    Last edited by 3dpan; 06-05-2011 at 01:41 AM. Reason: added PS, and note
    Twin E-620/70-300mm/14-42mm/pinhole lens, plus 8mm FE, Tokina AT-X 90mm macro, and Zeiss 500/8 mirror.

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    Default Re: which adapter do i need and how much are would they cost?

    OM mount would be awesome. Then you would be ready to add some killer Zuiko lenses to your collection as well.
    Olympus E-3 | Olympus E-PL2 PEN | Olympus E-PM1 PEN | Zuiko ED 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 SWD | Zuiko 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 | Vivitar 100mm f/2.8 Macro | Carl Zeiss Sonnar 135mm f/2.8 | Konica Hexanon 50mm f/1.4 | Konica Hexanon 85mm f/1.8 | G.Zuiko 50mm f/1.4 | Zuiko 35mm f/3.5 Macro | Zuiko 25mm f/2.8 | KMZ Jupiter-3 50mm f/1.5 | E.Zuiko 200mm f/4 | Zuiko 75-150mm f/4 | Olympus EC-14 teleconverter | VF-2 and VF-3 Viewfinders | EMA-1 Mic Adapter | Olympus FL-36R and FL-50R speedlights

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    Default Re: which adapter do i need and how much are would they cost?

    See the correction note to my above post.
    There are maybe 8 different versions of the Vivitar 70-210mm lens and they are not all created equal.
    And the external differences can be quite subtle.
    The best of the 8 is version 3, see the robertstech link, repeated here,

    http://www.robertstech.com/vivitar.htm

    Cheers,
    Alec
    Twin E-620/70-300mm/14-42mm/pinhole lens, plus 8mm FE, Tokina AT-X 90mm macro, and Zeiss 500/8 mirror.

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    Default Re: which adapter do i need and how much are would they cost?

    If you want a cheap zoom, see if you can find a used Sigma 55-200. You'll still need a 4/3 to m4/3 adapter, but for about $100 you can have a decent piece of glass with a lot of reach.

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