Vivitar 28-200mm F3.5-5.6 A-mount lens review by alakuapark

reviewer#44366 date: Sep-2-2019
sharpness: 3
color: 3
build: 5
distortion: 3
flare control: 4
overall: 3.6
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 35-105 F3.5-4.5
Minolta 70-200 F4 (Beercan)
Sony - AF 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 (D)
Sony - AF DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II
Sigma 28-135mm F3.8-5.6 Aspherical IF Macro
price paid:15€
positive:Build quality.
Very cheap.
Strange colors
Terrible at low-light conditions (cloudy days).
Distorsions at 28mm.
comment:After analyzing the first pictures taken with the objective I thought that the objective had haze, after analyzing the lens closer I realized that there was no haze nor fungus. Can't get no sharp images under f8. All my other lenses are infinitely superiors in sharpness, colors, distorsions. Even the Beercan weights less than this one.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 6
  • sharpness: 3.92
  • color: 3.83
  • build: 4.83
  • distortion: 4.00
  • flare control: 3.67
  • overall: 4.05 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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