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    Vivitar 135mm

    The pawn shop down the street has an Vivitar 135mm 3.5 for sale. Right now it's on an older Nikkorex camera and he wants $80 for the both. My question is this; I have a 55-300 Nikon AF. Will the dof be much different at the same focal length? And also, is $40 too much too offer for the lens.

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    Re: Vivitar 135mm

    Quote Originally Posted by jconti3 View Post
    The pawn shop down the street has an Vivitar 135mm 3.5 for sale. Right now it's on an older Nikkorex camera and he wants $80 for the both. My question is this; I have a 55-300 Nikon AF. Will the dof be much different at the same focal length? And also, is $40 too much too offer for the lens.
    Hi John,

    I don't believe the DoF is going to be any different.

    I also doubt, even though it is a prime, it will be any sharper or better contrast than what you have now in the zoom.

    Also, depending what camera you put it on, even the metering may not work - in addition to only being manual focus.

    I guess it'll be smaller and lighter though, but personally, I'd save the $40,

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