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Registered: January 2011
Posts: 4
Vivitar 100-400mm f/4.5-6.7 Series 1 AF review by Hoosierdaddy
Review Date: 1/11/2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $190.00| Rating: 7 

Pros: Long focal length range for a low price
Cons: Very SOFT at 400mm wide-open, but good 2 stops down (except corners). Slow autofocus.

I bought this to shoot airshows and kids' outdoor sports (soccer, baseball, football), originally on a film body but the last few years on a DX digital body. For those uses it is great, considering I paid so little for it. However the autofocus is way too slow for moving subjects, even in daylight, so I focus it manually nearly all the time. A "10"...for the money.

Registered: February 2007
Posts: 7
Vivitar 100-400mm f/4.5-6.7 Series 1 AF review by Niel
Review Date: 2/20/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $30.00| Rating: 6 

Pros: Full frame, CHEAP, lightweight.
Cons: None at the price.

Bought very cheaply secondhand as the AF wasn't working on the owners body. Turns out it was too dark for the AF to function reliably, works fine on my D50 though. Cosina badged version, same lens.

Not the best lens construction wise, the zoom slips, and no latch on the apature ring, though it is quite stiff.

Does the job, on full frame Nikon slr (FG) its taken some good shots at cricket matches.

Even without a hood not bad in most situations.


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