Question about Vivitar Cameras
22801413- 22 means the lens was made by Kiron. 8 is the year- 1978. 01 may mean week 1, according to Vivitar serialization scheme. Week 1 is the first week of that year. But I have two 24-48mm Series 1 lenses, and one is a 227000xx and the other is a 22800xxx, so I'm thinking that on the 24-48mm, the only info is manufacturer (the 22) and year (the digit following the 22), and that the rest are sequential serial numbers for that year's run. So yours is the 1413th 24-48mm lens made by Kiron for Vivitar in 1978. Mine are in Nikon mounts- the 227 is non-AI, while the 228 is AI. I recently took them apart to clean the aperture blades, and the internals from the blades back are completely different designs. Both are built like tanks inside, however.
Posted on Apr 05, 2009
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