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I have been asked by an elderly friend of my mother's, to sell a Konica Autoreflex TC Camera, with a Vivitar electronic flash model 252 and two lenses. One appears to be a Vivitar 200mm f3.5 telephoto lens. The lens on the camera reads, "auto Vivitar wide angle 33mm 1:2.8 No. 3702702. She has asked me to sell it on Ebay, since I sell things on Ebay. I know absolutely NOTHING about cameras like this. When I search for it on Ebay, I get every price, ranging from about $10.00 for the manual, $19.99 for the entire case, camera and lenses, all the way to hundreds of dollars, for what appears to be the same product. I don't want to "give" her item away, and I am having trouble determining some kind of value. Can you assist me or point me in the right direction? I sure would be grateful. Debbie email: DEBoat97@aol.com
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The nikon d80 you pointed out is a solid good camera. Id suggest buying it, if you are sure your lenses fit, didnt bother to check But I know Nikon is the way to go!
Posted on Mar 28, 2008
Bob, there are several reasons why this won't work, mainly cost
An older manual focus wide angle will work in the manual mode on a D50. The can be had very cheap on eBay and the like.
Converting one that has a Canon FD mount to a Nikon is possible, but you would need one with a Nikon mount for parts. The focal plane distances are different between Nikon and Canon. An adapter for this is not possible without adding optics to compensate
Posted on Apr 04, 2008
SOURCE: ol' Vivitar 200mm telephoto lens
Is this the same lense that you have?
Posted on May 01, 2008
This lens was manufactured by Kino (aka Kiron) made in 2001. I will try to find out it's compatibility list and post it here when I have it.
Posted on Jul 08, 2008
SOURCE: Konica lens converter to Olympus
They're easy to adapt to fit on a 4/3 mount body, but the lens will be totally manual and will not automatically communicate information about which lens aperture is in use to your camera. You will also not have the ability to automatically stop down the aperture when shooting, so you'll need to focus with the aperture ring set to the widest setting (allows in most light to make focussing easier) and then turn the aperture ring down to the correct setting for actual exposure.
In all, it's a bit of a chore, but does allow you to use your lens. Optical quality will not seem as good as you remember, contrast will be lower (unless you mask the rear of the lens to suit the smaller 4/3 sensor) and the lens will have the same angle of view as a long telephoto zoom in the 160-400mm range, so almost all shots will have camera shake unless you use the image stabilisation and/or a tripod. All of that may sound off-putting, but with care and awareness of the limitations of what you propose you'll still be able to achieve very good results. I use a commercially available adapter to use many of my old OM mount lenses on my E-510 with all the same caveats and have been pleased with the results.
If you Google "Konica to 4/3" you'll find further details, but to get you started click here for a link to someone who can supply ready made adapters (I have no personal experience of the supplier), but if you or anyone you know has basic workshop skills you can make them yourself using details available from the search term I suggested.
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Posted on Apr 05, 2010
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