Series 1 70-210mm f/2.8-4 VMC Macro Focusing Zoom (Cosina)

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The Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm f/2.8-4 VMC Macro Focusing Zoom lens was marketed by Vivitar in the late 1980s and early 1990s. This was the fourth version of the Series 1 70-210mm zoom design (some consider it the fourth and fifth versions - see note below on the Q-dos variant).


  • Q-dos 3-Dimensional Lens System version. This lens is identical to usual model but with badging and support for Q-dos, a stereo anaglyph system developed by Vivitar. The lens included a switch that would optionally insert a half cyan, half red filter internally. The resulting image exhibited a limited 3D effect that could be viewed through conventional red/cyan 3D glasses.
  • A gold-plated brass version of the lens was manufactured in a limited run for the Vivitar Series 1 50th Anniversary Lens Set which was given to Vivitar officials and dealers.


  • Badging: Vivitar Series 1
  • Manufacturer: Cosina
  • Manufacture Date: unknown
  • Focal Length: 70-210mm
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 - f/22
  • Diaphragm Type: Automatic
  • Diaphragm Blades: unknown
  • Filter Diameter: 58mm
  • Minimum Focus: unknown
  • Mounts: Canon FD, Konica Autoreflex, Pentax K, Minolta SRT/ST, Nikon F, and Olympus OM
  • Elements: 14
  • Groups: 11
  • Weight: 670 g (23.6 oz)
  • Accessories: unknown
  • Example Serial Numbers: 09723547
  • Original Stock Number(s): unknown