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Vivitar AF S1 19-35 mm f/3.5-4.5

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Manufacturer Vivitar
Model AF S1 19-35 mm f/3.5-4.5
Lens style Wide angle zoom
Focal length 19 - 35 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - 4.5
Angle of view 97.4 - 63.4 o
Closest focusing distance 0.5 m
Maximum magnification 1:12
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 0
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 13 elements / 11 groups
Filter diameter 77 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Nikon F
Sony A / Minolta
Pentax K
Dimensions 69.2 x 82 mm
Weight 300 g
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4.67 Good
Owners reviews (2)
  1. nwhd
    nwhd 13 February 2015, 20:22
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    IP 92.40.x.x
    Owner since: 8 years
    Price: £40
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Diameter Outdoor practicallity Lens hood more for decoration than use

    Pros: Price Image Quality on APS-C Good indoor lens Full frame compatible

    Summary: Purchased second hand, in 'as new' condition, shortly after I 'went digital'. When I discovered the performance of the kit lens supplied by Pentax, I pretty quickly aquired some alternatives. Aparently the Pentax kit lens is one of the better ones supplied by camera makers, according to reviews I have read. The kit lens is not bad within its middle range, but awfull at wide angle. This Vivitar is vastly superior. Performance on my various Pentax DSLRs is MUCH better than many online reviews suggest. I had little hesitation purchasing a lens in this focal length used, as it is a lens that is likely to see little use, unless owned by an estate agent. The seller stated he had only used it a couple of times, and I have only used it on a couple of occasions each year. It is good for indoor use when wide angle is most typically expedient. The large front element (and wide angle) make a polarizer impractical, and can pick up sun flair outdoors. This lens may not be the best wide angle available, however, it IS good for indoors; childrens' parties and the like.

  2. joe
    joe 5 April 2013, 23:13
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    IP 2.171.x.x
    Owner since:
    Price: 55
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: some chromatic aberrations

    Pros: stopped down at f 11 really sharp

    Summary: sharp lens with fun effect, recommanded for pentax digtal

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