OMG!!! How good is this lens for NEX!!!!

Discussion in 'Sony E-Mount (incl. NEX, A7, A7R, A3000) Forum' started by Ghosthunter, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

    Sep 8, 2010
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    Received my Vivitar 24mm f/2.8 manual focus lens today and tried it out in the garden.I must say the more i use the NEX 5 the more I like it!!!!!!

    1st image is of some frogspawn and 2nd is a 100% crop both with little PP & NO MACRO TUBES!!!!!!!

    1: Orig image
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    Frog Spawn by andywest1, on Flickr

    100% crop, I kid you not!
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    Frogs Spawn 100% crop by andywest1, on Flickr
     
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  2. BBW

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    Wow! First, I've never see frogs spawn before, I don't think and - talk about a detailed closeup!! :bravo-009:
     
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  3. Ghosthunter

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    I can not believe how much detail there is especially the bottom left one with the sun reflection!!! Also the detail in the black bits, Awesome!!
     
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  4. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
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    I also have the vivitar 24mm f2.8. It too is amazing. But I have trouble with focusing in bright light so it does not get much use.
    Steve
     
  5. BBW

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    snkenai, I've heard that there is a "sunny" setting for the LCD, have you tried that?
     
  6. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
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    There are a few variations of the Vivitar 24/2.8, but my copy below...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5282448845/" title="IMG_5989 Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3 Legacy Lens by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr">[​IMG]"500" height="333" alt="IMG_5989 Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3 Legacy Lens" /></a>


    ...is one of my favourite legacy lenses to use on my E-P1...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5395194311/" title="P1221552-PPR Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3 by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr">[​IMG]"375" height="500" alt="P1221552-PPR Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5397018692/" title="P1221510-PPR Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3 by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr">[​IMG]"500" height="375" alt="P1221510-PPR Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5455321293/" title="P1221486-PPR Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3 by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr">[​IMG]"375" height="500" alt="P1221486-PPR Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5455321675/" title="P1221571-PPR Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3 by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr">[​IMG]"500" height="375" alt="P1221571-PPR Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3" /></a>


    ...and Canon 500D

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5280109838/" title="IMG_3088-PPR2 Canon EOS 500D by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr">[​IMG]"500" height="333" alt="IMG_3088-PPR2 Canon EOS 500D" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5279505065/" title="IMG_3077-PPR Canon EOS 500D by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr">[​IMG]"500" height="333" alt="IMG_3077-PPR Canon EOS 500D" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5280143782/" title="IMG_3063-PPR Canon EOS 500D by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr">[​IMG]"500" height="333" alt="IMG_3063-PPR Canon EOS 500D" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5280143548/" title="IMG_3091-PPR Canon EOS 500D by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr">[​IMG]"333" height="500" alt="IMG_3091-PPR Canon EOS 500D" /></a>
     
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  7. snkenai

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    Oct 5, 2010
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    Sorry about the double post. Old man with shakey hands and using cell phone for a computer.
    Steve
     
  8. Ray Sachs

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    you should be able to figure it out...
    Pretty nice results! Makes me that much more hopeful for the 24 f1.7 Zeiss that's supposed to be available shortly.

    -Ray
     
  9. BBW

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    Steve, no apologies needed - I really think it's a site related slowness that happens every once in a while. Either way, it happens to the best of us!
     
  10. BBW

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    Nic, those are all great choices to show the greatness of that lens, but let's not forget it is your vision behind it all. Thank goodness one can click on your images to see them larger. The first and third, in particular and in my not so humble opinion, are crying out to be seen big! Love the tones in that first image, especially...and then the color in your last one is, well to me, absolutely magnificent. I also like the simplicity of that image very much.

    P.S. Andy have you used this lens on your E-PL2 yet? I can't remember.
     
  11. snkenai

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    BB, I have tried different settings on my E-p1, but don't have it right yet. Just got lazy and now mostly use the pany 14-45. Kinda waiting for oly to bring us a ovf m4/3. Just hopin', not holdin' my breath!
    Steve
     
  12. BBW

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    Oops, I was thinking you were talking about the NEX, Steve.

    I admire anyone who can manually focus - in any light!
     
  13. snkenai

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    Oct 5, 2010
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    BB, I have tried different settings on my E-p1, but don't have it right yet. Just got lazy and now mostly use the pany 14-45. Kinda waiting for oly to bring us a ovf m4/3. Just hopin', not holdin' my breath!
    Steve
     
  14. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

    Sep 8, 2010
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    Nic....What can i say!! Superb images not just in image quality but all other factors too!

    As good as this lens is i may still get the Carl Zeiss 24mm f/1.7 when it comes out as it has AF. Then again it also depends on how much it's going to cost!
     
  15. Luckypenguin

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    Dec 24, 2010
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    Thanks, BB. Sorry, I realise this thread is in the NEX forum but I don't have one of those lying around right now! The Canon shots give about the same field of view as a NEX. To me the Viv 24/2.8 performs well above it's station as a third-party lens. Not exactly as sharp as my Canon nFD 24/2.8 but it seems to produce more vibrant colours and smoother and more pleasant looking out-of-focus areas.
     
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  16. Luckypenguin

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    Dec 24, 2010
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    Hey, Andy. Thank you! The imminent Panasonic 25mm for m4/3 seems like it won't be cheap either so my Vivitar will most likely be in use for a while yet.

    Is your Vivitar the same version as mine? This one is an OM mount

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5282448137/" title="IMG_5981 Vivitar OM 24mm f2.8 by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr">[​IMG]"500" height="333" alt="IMG_5981 Vivitar OM 24mm f2.8" /></a>
     
  17. Ghosthunter

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    Probably but with a different fitting as mine is Canon FD.

    The 25m does sound nice but priority at the moment is probably going to be the Carl Zeiss 24mm f/1.7 AF lens (well i hope it's AF!) If it's not AF I won't bother and keep the Vivitar.

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    NEX_Vivitar24mm04_1024pix by andywest1, on Flickr
     
  18. Ray Sachs

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    Sep 21, 2010
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    It'll be AF. I can't even begin to imagine Sony releasing only its fourth e-mount lens for the Nex line and NOT have AF. Can't even conceive of the most remote possibility!

    -Ray
     
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  19. Ghosthunter

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    You're quite sure then?
    :biggrin:
     
  20. Jason Patterson

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    Wow how much was this lens and did u need an adapter?