Vivitar TX 90-230mm f/4.5 Close-Focusing Zoom

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The Vivitar 90-230mm f/4.5 close focus zoom was made by Tokina and marketed by Vivitar. The original list price was $302 in 1976. Vivitar sold at least one other 90-230mm f/4.5 zoom with similar specs but a smaller filter size.


  • Badging: Vivitar
  • Manufacturer: Tokina
  • Manufacture Date: ca 1976
  • Focal Length: 90-230mm
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5 - f/22
  • Diaphragm Type: Automatic
  • Diaphragm Blades: unknown
  • Filter Diameter: 62mm
  • Minimum Focus: Normal: 2m (6.5 ft), Close-focus: 43cm (17 in)
  • Mounts: TX Mount
  • Elements: 13
  • Groups: 9
  • Weight: 794g (28 oz)
  • Accessories: built-in lens hood
  • Example Serial Numbers: unknown
  • Original Stock Number(s): unknown


Buyer's Guide to Zoom Lenses, Popular Science Dec 1978 (Google Books)