Vivitar 200mm f/3.5

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The Vivitar 200mm f/3.5 Auto Telephoto was a fixed mount lens distributed by Vivitar in the late 1970s and early 1980s. This lens is believed to have been manufactured by Komine. It is a member of the Vivitar lens family known as the Komine diamond rubber ring family. This family is extensively documented in the book, The Vivitar Guide, by John C. Wolf.[1] The Wolf guide has this to say about the 200mm lens:

A lightweight longer telephoto, the 200mm is a prime sports or nature lens. It is also suited to dramatic portraits, since it can cover a person's face from about 10 feet away.

The lens was sold as early as April, 1976 and was still in production when the Wolf book was published in 1980.[2]


  • Badging: Vivitar
  • Manufacturer: Komine
  • Manufacture Date: 1976 - 1980
  • Focal Length: 200mm
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 - f/22 w/half-stops (f/3.5 - f/16 for Konica mount)
  • Diaphragm Type: automatic
  • Diaphragm Blades: 8
  • Filter Diameter: 62mm (takes 68mm Vivitar slip-on lens cap)
  • Minimum Focus: 1.8 m (6 ft)
  • Mounts: Canon FD, Canon FD, Konica, M42, Minolta SR/XK, Nikon F, Olympus OM
  • Elements: 5
  • Groups: 4
  • Weight: 595 g (21 oz)
  • Accessories: extendible lens hood
  • Example Serial Numbers: 28180447
  • Original Stock Number(s): unknown



  1. Wolf, John C. The Vivitar Guide ISBN 9780871650658
  2. Ponder & Best Parts Manual: Automatic Fixed Mount Lens 200mm f/3.5