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Offline acemclynch

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Vivitar 19-35mm
« on: February 12, 2010, 11:35:08 AM »
Hey guys

Just picked up a vivitar 19-35mm on eBay for £47.
Anyone had a go with this on full frame?
Fancied getting the wide angle on the A900 for landscape etc.
Just found out yesterday I'm off to work in London for 3 weeks so will be intresting!

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Re: Vivitar 19-35mm
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2010, 11:53:57 AM »
Hi Andy, I don't have any experience of this lens but would think something that wide on the 900 would turn out some pretty interesting shots in London. Architecture and such. Happy shooting.

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Re: Vivitar 19-35mm
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2010, 07:50:36 PM »
Right so far I am really impressed with this lens!
Today from my hotel room


Hillwalking near Keswick England




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Re: Vivitar 19-35mm
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2010, 08:04:55 PM »
Excellent quality images and to pick up a lens like that on eBay for £47, what a steal!

My favourite is the night shot from the hotel room.  Did you use anything special for that, like filters or anything or the like?

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Re: Vivitar 19-35mm
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2010, 07:46:08 AM »
Nope no filters yet ;)
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Re: Vivitar 19-35mm
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2010, 12:15:27 PM »
those are really awesome! No filters? even better, cant wait to see more!

What settings did you use for the first pic? (from hotel room)

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Re: Vivitar 19-35mm
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2010, 05:40:07 PM »
those are really awesome! No filters? even better, cant wait to see more!

What settings did you use for the first pic? (from hotel room)

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That was going to be my next question. :D

The thing that puts me off buying lenses from places like eBay is you can just never be sure if something is wrong with it or not; I suppose that counts for most things but lenses especially because of their very nature.  It just goes to show there are some good bargains out there if you are lucky enough to find them.

London can be photogenic indeed, especially the "Gherkin" glass office block/tower thing.  Too bad I never had the time to go take a closer look at it when I was last down that way.

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Re: Vivitar 19-35mm
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2010, 05:42:09 PM »
Would you recommend this lens then?

Been thinking about getting one and have found one for roughly the same price.

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Re: Vivitar 19-35mm
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2010, 10:21:57 PM »
If its for the A200 then I dont know if I see a point but if you go full frame in the future then its deff worth it.
I got it for the A900 so I could get wide angle on the full frame.
It is a bargin and I am quite impressed with it.
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Re: Vivitar 19-35mm
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2010, 10:24:29 PM »
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