I don’t shoot with zooms very much. I’ve always preferred the speed and sharpness of prime lenses. I’ve had a number of various range zooms over the years, Canon FD and third party, and (with the exception of the nFD 80-200 F4 L) have not been happy with them for serious work. They mostly found duty at parties, family gatherings and other non-critical uses where variable focal length was more of an advantage that absolute image quality. I have seen many nice pix from other photographers using zooms on their FD gear but I never was happy with the hardware or the results for one reason or another……..until now. I picked up this Vivitar Series 1 28-90mm f2.8-3.5, in mint condition, for the grand total of $45 from eBay a few months ago. Here is a link that describes the lens from a printed ad: http://jfcampbell.us/photo/vivitar28-90.htm Made by Komine, the lens is large and heavy with 67mm filter size. This turns off a lot of folks but in that heft is a beautiful build quality and precision operational feel. The focusing and zoom mechanics are really top notch. Smooth and positive with no slop or creep. Since I also use Bronica SQ-A gear that take 67mm filters, I already had all the filters I needed. Here are a few shots taken with this lens. All images are shot handheld with the Canon F-1 (except the first one) on Fuji Superia 400 film, scanned on a Nikon CS4000ED.