Vivitar AF Lenses For Canon EF - Canon EOS Technoclopedia

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Vivitar MF 7mm f/3.5 Fish-Eye CS Series 1 Print Vivitar MF 7mm f/3.5 Fish-Eye CS Series 1 Specifications     APS-C limited 167 diag.   22 6 30 -/- 77.3 75 443 MF only | IF   built-in Samyang 2009 identical to Samyang 8mm f/3.5  
Vivitar MF 13mm f/2.8 ED Aspherical IF Series 1 Print Vivitar MF 13mm f/2.8 ED Aspherical IF Series 1 Specifications   ana./dig. limited 115.7   22 6 28 -/- 87 96.1 552 MF only | IF -/- built-in Samyang 2011 identical to Samyang 14mm f/2.8  
Vivitar AF 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 Series 1   Print Vivitar AF 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 Series 1 Specifications   analog/digital 97.4 - 63.4 1:12 19 - 27 8 50 77 82 69.5 300 FF rotary bayonet, round Cosina appr. 1996 - ? silver edition Old Photodo; Popular Photography July 1996
Vivitar AF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.8         analog/digital 76 - 35   22   70 52                  
Vivitar AF 28-70mm f/2.8-4.5 MC   Print Vivitar AF 28-70mm f/2.8-4.5 MC Specifications     analog/digital 75.2 - 34.2 1:4.9 22   40 52 71.2 67.2 375   rotary screw-in, round Tokina* *identical to Tokina AF-287, made in Japan  
Vivitar AF 28-70mm f/2.8 Series 1   Print Vivitar AF 28-70mm f/2.8 Series 1 Specifications     2001 issue (Err 99) 76 - 35   22   50 72 74 92 553 FF rotary   Sigma    
Vivitar AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 MC   Print Vivitar AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 MC Specifications     analog/digital 75 - 30 1:5.3 16   50 58 68.5 73.7 295   rotary bayonet Cosina 2000 - 2004 black finish; feat. a ~2cm wide zoom and a ~2cm wide focus ring  
Vivitar AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6   Print Vivitar AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Specifications     analog/digital 76 - 31 1:5 16   80 58 70 74 297 FF rotary bayonet, round Cosina 2002 ~ 2003 silver finish; features a ~5.5cm wide zoom ring, focus ring is reduced to 5mm around the front element Old Photodo
Vivitar AF 28-105mm f/4.0-5.6 Series 1         analog/digital 76 - 24 1:5.3 22   50 58 72 71.1 360       Cosina <1998 - 1999 I think this lens doesn't exist - between Feb. and Oct. 1999 it turned into the 2.8-3.8 by magic, the prod. pic stayed the same  
Vivitar AF 28-105mm f/2.8-3.8 Series 1   Print Vivitar AF 28-105mm f/2.8-3.8 Series 1 Specifications     analog/digital 76 - 24 1:12 22   150 72 77 90 437   push-pull bayonet, flower Cosina 1999 - 2004    
Vivitar AF 28-210mm f/4.2-6.5 MC Aspherical IF Series 1   Print Vivitar AF 28-210mm f/4.2-6.5 MC Aspherical IF Series 1 Specifications     analog/digital 76 - 12 1:6.8 22   50 - 90 67 72 93 395 IF rotary bayonet, flower Cosina 1998 - ? silver edition Old Photodo; Popular Photography Apr. 1999
Vivitar AF 28-210mm f/3.5-5.6 MC   Print Vivitar AF 28-210mm f/3.5-5.6 MC Specifications     analog/digital 76 - 12 1:8 16   250 72 77 110 540   push-pull bayonet Cosina 2000 - 2004 black edition Old Photodo (one of two worst lenses for C/EF ever tested: Grade 0.9)
Vivitar AF 28-300mm f/4.0-6.3 Series 1   Print Vivitar AF 28-300mm f/4.0-6.3 Series 1 Specifications   analog/digital 76 - 9 1:5.5 16   190 77 82 121.9 570   push-pull bayonet Cosina <1998 - ? silver edition Old Photodo; Popular Photography July 1996
Vivitar MF 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC EOS Print Vivitar 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC EOS Specifications   analog/digital 63.1   22 8 30 77 83 111.5 712 MF only | FLE -/- bayonet, flower, incl. Samyang 2012 features the classic Samyang color scheme (golden/black) instead of the recent red/black Vivitar style  
Vivitar AF 70-210mm f/4.5-5.6   Print Vivitar AF 70-210mm f/4.5-5.6 Specifications     analog/digital 34.4 - 11.8 1:5 22   135 55 69 102 415       Cosina 2000 - 2004    
Vivitar AF 70-210mm f/4.0-5.6   Print Vivitar AF 70-210mm f/4.0-5.6 Specifications     analog/digital 34.2 - 11.5 1:5.1 32 6 130 52 72.7 87 440   rotary screw-in, round Tokina* *identical to Tokina AF-210 II, made in Japan  
Vivitar AF 70-210mm f/2.8-4.0 APO Series 1   Print Vivitar AF 70-210mm f/2.8-4.0 APO Series 1 Specifications     analog/digital 34 - 11 1:2.5 22   110 (+ macro) 62 73.5 129 710   push-pull yes Cosina 2000 - 2004 focus limiter  
Vivitar AF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Tele-Macro Series 1   Print Vivitar AF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Tele-Macro Series 1 Specifications     analog/digital 35 - 9 1:2 22   150 62 69 133 500       Cosina 1997 - 2004   Old Photodo
Vivitar MF 85mm f/1.8   Print Vivitar 85mm f/1.8 Specifications   ana./dig. limited 28.5   22 6 85 55 63.5 70 380 MF only | IF -/- thread, round 2013 this is not a Samyang! (origin unknown, also rebadged by Vivitar and Opteka); reported to be of rather cheap quality (chromatic abberation/purple fringe, bad bokeh, stuck apertures after few times in use);
iris settings are limited to 2.5, 3.2, 4.0, 5.0, 7.0, 11.0 + 22.0 (nothing in between)
 
Vivitar MF 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF Series 1   Print Vivitar MF 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF Series 1 Specifications     ana./dig. limited 28.3   22   100 72 78 74.7 539 MF only | IF -/- yes Samyang 2009    
Vivitar AF 100mm f/3.5 Macro w/ Matched Macro Adaptor   Print Vivitar AF 100mm f/3.5 Macro w/ Matched Macro Adaptor Specifications     analog/digital 24.4 1:10 - 1:2 (1:1) 22   43 49 68 70.5 270 FF -/-   Cosina 1998* *first appeared on their website in 2000; working distance at 1:1 is 43mm Old Photodo, Popular Photography June 1998
Vivitar AF 100-300mm f/5.6-6.7 MC   Print Vivitar AF 100-300mm f/5.6-6.7 MC Rotary Type Specifications     analog/digital 24 - 8 1:3.9 32   150 55 70 138.5 430 FF rotary bayonet, round Cosina 2000 black and silver editions  
Vivitar AF 100-300mm f/5.6-6.7 MC   Print Vivitar AF 100-300mm f/5.6-6.7 MC Push-Pull Type Specifications     analog/digital 24.4 - 8.3 1:3.9 32   150 55 70 139 500 FF push-pull bayonet, round Cosina silver edition Old Photodo
Vivitar AF 100-400mm f/4.5-6.7 Series 1   Print Vivitar AF 100-400mm f/4.5-6.7 Series 1 Specifications   analog/digital 24.4 - 6.4 1:4 22   200 67 74.2 162 740   push-pull   Cosina <1998 - ?   Old Photodo

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General Notes:
1.) Most of the AF lenses listed above were launched during the Plaza Create Co. era and shortly after, when most of the Vivitar stake was acquired by members of its executive staff in 2000. According to the website, 6 lenses were discontinued in 2004, the rest disappeared until 2005 from their homepage, although still listed in their download catalog, which dated back to 2004 and was not updated until Vivitar was finally liquidated in 2008. Again: Cosina discontinued all AF lenses at the time around 2006. Non of the lenses will be newer than that.
The Vivitar brand name was subsequently acquired by Sakar International Inc. in 2008. Sakar decided to continue the tradition of Vivitar Series 1 lenses with rebadged Samyang manual focus lenses. It doesn't make them special - a lot of companies sell rebadged Samyangs these days, but it still offers a kind of rehabilitation to the Vivitar brand in regards to the high reputation, Vivitar once owned back in the 70s and 80s selling those legendary Series 1 gems manufactured by Kino Precision and others. The Samyangs are indeed well recognized by many photographers and considered a good optical quality choice for tight budgets.