Vivitar 28mm F2.8 MC lens for Canon FD mount

Discussion in 'Canon FD' started by zain_domingo, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Hi Guys
    Was wondering if anyone used the above mentioned lens and what are you views on this lens?
    Kind Regards
    Zain
     
  2. There was more than one 28mm Vivitar lens in Canon FD mount. The one with the 28XXX... serial number is a decent performer. The later model with the 09XXXXXX seriel number is one I haven't used. I think is was the Cosina model. Cosina has made some interesting and very good lenses but I donlt think this was one of them. My favorite Vivitar 28 is probably the f/2.5 Fixed Mount model dating back to the late 1960s/early 1970s. The 28/1.9 Series 1 is a good lens. Both 28/2 models, 22XXX... and 28XXX... are good performers but the 22XXX... model usualy has oil on the aperture blades. The 28/2.8 T4 lens was good for its time and also for this time if it is closed down a little. The 28/2.5 TX lens is good but not great. The 28/2.8 TX is good and also compact.
     
  3. I have an M42 version of the Vivitar 28/2.8 MC with 28XXX.. serial and it's a good performing lens. Some people prefer the close-focusing version, which I know nothing about.
     

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