Vivitar 100mm f/3.5 macro Reviews

Jan 22nd, 2011ProfHankD

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Product Understanding

Time Owned
Less than a year

This seems to be an earlier version of what is known at Dyxum as the "plastic fantastic" -- with lightweight, loose-tolerance, plastic build and good optics. It uses a screw-in additional front element to get from 1:2 to 1:1 macro, but even that works well.

IQ is inferior to the best macros, but very good compared to most lenses. Bokeh are not bad. Only about $100 new, this was/is a very cheap way to get an easy-to-use real macro lens, but you'll want better if you're serious.

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