I came across recommendations for this lens while looking for a 28-35mm manual prime to go on my X-Pro2 and then found one for a reasonable price on ebay.
The Komine close focus version of this Vivitar lens is the one to buy it seems, and it does indeed seem to be very good. While it obviously covers the X-series sensors just fine, it has shockingly good coverage on the GFX. There’s vignetting wide open, but nothing show-stopping. The bigger issue wide open is the softness, with edges becoming a bit 'glowy' and probably not that usable unless you’re looking for that specific aesthetic. Stopped down just a little though, and things improve a lot.
The Vivitar 28/2 is nice and sharp, focuses down to 23cm and has a pleasing rendition albeit lots of flaring in direct light. Bargain.
Here’s a sample image taken with the Vivitar 28mm F2 (Komine) Close Focus:
May 2019 – present
- 28mm F2 (Komine) Close Focus
- Frames taken
- Focal length
- Max. aperture