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Thursday, May 1, 2014
Vivitar 24mm f2 - Sample Photos
Vivitar made some very nice fast wide angle primes, and the 24mm f2 is just one of these. Interestingly, there are at least three versions of this lens, made by different OEM. This particular one was made by Kiron (with serial starts with 22). It's a reasonably good lens optically, but the bokeh isn't my cup of tea, as most wide angles usually don't have very good bokeh. Wide open the lens is quite usable and is relatively sharp stopped down. It does lack the microcontrast you see in lenses like the Zeiss S-Planar 60mm f2.8 Makro. The fast maximum aperture makes it a nice lens to use in low light.
Bokeh at f2 - Sony NEX-6 & Vivitar 24mm f2. Click for larger.
Getting Lunch - Sony NEX-6 & Vivitar 24mm f2. Click for larger.
Boarding -Sony NEX-6 & Vivitar 24mm f2. Click for larger.