zondag 18 april 2010

Testing the new Vivitar.

New gear, new picture.
Got an optically not so good Vivitar Series 1 35-85mm 1:2.8. Should be a very decent lens back in the days. Well i am not disapointed. Due to visual scratches and coating not that good anymore i didnt expect much. But its turns out fairly good i guess. Maybe get a optically condition 'mint' in the future.
Shot info: Iso 200 - f8 - 1/200 - 85mm

zaterdag 17 april 2010


On 14th of April a Volcano erupted in Iceland. Thursday the 15th the dustcloud passed north western europe. Due to this phenomenom the sunset could be much more spectacular than normally.
I went to one of my favourite places, Radio Kootwijk and shot some nice views. The above shows the colors.
Shot info: iso 200 - f8 - 1/160 - 105mm


In my opinion a nice shot, not completely sharp due to a bit of motion. Well @ 205mm and 1/100 shutter speed what can i expect?!
I really love the Vivitar zooms. Off course CaptureNX has seen this one but not as much as you would think.
The 24mm Vivitar Prime is not that sharp, hard to get good focus at infinity setting.
Well for now bye.
Shot Info: iso 200 - f5.6 - 1/100 - 205mm.

donderdag 8 april 2010

The 70-150 Vivitar is so warm in colors...love it

Nice and warm colors in this picture.
The Vivitar 70-150 turns out to be a really warm lens, editing did not involve any color editing just levels contrast en brightness.
Shot info:
iso 200 - f4 - 1/160 - 150mm

maandag 5 april 2010

Adding a picture...

Vivitar 75-205mm 1:3.8 macro focussing zoom.

vrijdag 2 april 2010

iso 200 - f8 - 1/125 - 24mm Vivitar f2.8
iso 200 - f8 - 1/500 - 150mm --> Vivitar 70-150mm

Two 'new' Manual Focus Lenses.

Been a while since i was here.
Have been a busy boy, work, life etc.
As title says i aquired 2 new lenses.
Vivitar 24mm 1:2.8
Vivitar 75-205mm 1:3.8 macro focussing zoom

Both came in at a very decent pricetag. I like the angle the 24mm gives me. Makes me think about getting a 20/24/28mm AF prime Nikon lens in the future or a 12-24mm zoom(tokina perhaps).

The 75-205mm i just got. It's a big mofo. Looks as if it's new. Will test it soon.
In the next post i will show 2 pictures, one is with 24mm and one is with 70-150. Both i think are good shots.

Well for now...Hapy easter people.