Vivitar 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 Series 1 AF
(From Vivitar lens literature) Compact and lightweight, this lens covers ultra-wide 19mm to wide 35mm focal lengths. Series 1 superior aspherical optics improve contrast and resolution from edge to edge throughout the zoom range. Multicoated for reduced flare and increased light transmission.
Vivitar 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 Series 1 AF User Reviews
9 out of 10 points and recommended by joe88 (37 reviews)very sharp zoom lenssome few CA's, but not to much
very usefull,not expensive,high optic performancereviewed April 27th, 2014 (purchased for $85)
this is a nearly excellent zoom lens for this low price.
I stop down to f11 and use 400 ISO for very sharp photos up to the corners.
very content with my item
8 out of 10 points and recommended by awalzem (2 reviews)Price, light, works on full frame, sharpAF is buggy, rattly build
I bought this after reading a recommendation and was pretty skeptical. However, after getting it I am amazed at how good the quality is. Zooming in to 100%, the image is surprisingly sharp and pretty well saturated, even at edges and in the corners. It really makes no sense to me: why is this lens so little known? (apparently the 19-35mm by Tamron, Promaster, Quantaray, Rokinon, and Phoenix, as well as this one, are made by Cosina, and all use the same glass as the Cosina version).reviewed February 21st, 2011 (purchased for $57)
Anyway, my plan was just to get this one as a "wide trial" on my full frame camera (Canon 5D), but looking at the pictures I am having a hard time justifying spending $700 for the canon 17-40.
The AF sometimes won't lock on, and strangely will keep trying to zoom further even when it has reached infinity. I turn it off sometimes as infinity is just 10 feet or so.
Anyway, I'm delighted by this purchase and really love this lens. There are better options out there for a crop, but on full frame this has to be the best AF bargain that exists.
7 out of 10 points and recommended by Niel (7 reviews)Full Frame, CHEAP.None so far.
Excellent value for money lens with few vices for the price I paid secondhand.reviewed February 20th, 2007 (purchased for $80)
Used on both full frame manual Nikon slr (F2) and D50 it's produced photographs that have been used professionally, though if I had the money I'd proably buy a Nikon D, I really can't complain.
Comes complete with a detachable hood and the apature ring has a latch for use on controlling bodies, no knocking this one and missing a shot!