News: Vintage Lens Reviews is shutting down

After seven years, vintagelensreviews.com is shutting down by the end of February 2022. The site was a fun project for me to test my lenses, and I learned quite a bit about web design, photography and optics in the process. […]


Review: Vivitar (Tokina) Series 1 90 mm f/2.5 VMC Macro

The Vivitar Series 1 90 mm f/2.5 VMC Macro is a well known macro lens produced by Tokina (Serial 37xxxxxx) under the Vivitar brand. The lens allows for a magnification of 1:2 by itself and reaches 1:1 when combined with […]


Review: Minolta MD 85 mm f/2 (MD-III)

The MD 85 mm f/2 without “Rokkor” designation was Minolta’s last manual focus 85 mm. As the successor of a line of MC 85 mm f/1.7 lenses, the MD is significantly lighter and more compact. Although the optical scheme with […]