What is the differeence of a Vivitar RL Edition Lens?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by frank_yang, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. I recently purchase a 24mm f2 Vivitar RL Edition lens and can't find
    anything about on the web. I also have a regular vivitar 24mm f2
    and find the two virtually identical except the RL Edition label and
    I like to know if anybody out there know if there is any optical
    diffence between the regular and RL edition lens and is the RL
    edition a higher grade lens then the regular, better coating perhaps?

    Your imput is appreciated, thanks.
  2. awahlster

    awahlster Moderator

    The RL was the same lens as the non RL it just had more marketing hype and a better warrenty. NO optical advantage NO biuld quality advantage. Just hype.
  3. The Vivitar RL Edition lenses are identical to the non RL lenses. The only difference is that they came with a seven year warranty, as opposed to Vivitar's usual five year warranty. They came from the same assembly line. It was a marketing gimmick.


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