Vivi fragato CC or more lens tests

 

 
Source: Robertstech Media
 
In 1975 Vivitar introduced the “Series 1” line of lenses. They were intended to compete with the best offerings of the major camera manufacturers, albeit at a very high price — they were quite expensive even by OEM standards. […]
 
The most famous of the Series One lenses was the 70-210 macro zoom. One of the first zooms to offer any kind of macro capability, it offered outstanding optics in a highly versatile package. There were several versions produced over the years, the first three of which are still very desirable lenses. The last two manual focus versions are of poorer optical quality and are aren’t really comparable to the earlier versions.
 
After the five versions shown here, Vivitar sold some really poor lenses under the “Series 1” label, which all but destroyed the prestige of the brand. Any of the autofocus “Series 1” lenses should be avoided, as should any of the ones that have maximum apertures of f/4.5-5.6
 

Vivitar 1 Series 70-210mm f3,5 diagram (Kiron made, 1st gen)

vv70-210_K_double_diagram

 

Vivitar 1 Series 70-210mm f3,5 diagram (Kino Precision aka Kiron made 1st gen)

vv70-210_Kiron_diagram

 

Vivitar 1 Series 70-210mm f3,5 diagram (Tokina made, 2nd gen)

vv70-210_K_semi_diagram

 

And the Vivi f2.8-4 diagram (Komine made, 3rd gen) | the one featured in video

vv70-210_Komine_diagram

14 elements in 10 groups | 1:2.5 maximum magnification ratio |
62mm filter thread | 860g (is heavy allright, just metal and glass)

 
Sources: Wikipedia, Lens-Club, Allphotolenses and Vivitar Manual
 

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More on the Vivi, photo slideshow included

 

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