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05-07-2010, 10:11 AM   #1
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Vivitar 28-105mm macro zoom ?

I m thinking of selling a fine old Vivitar Series I 28-105, f2.8-3.3 Macro zoom. Its serial number (09044823) places it among the best ones marketed by Vivitar in the early 1990s.

Can anyone give a ball park estimate of its market value? Id use the sale toward purchase of a new Pentax 28-50 f. 2.8 only if the Vivitar is worth something, Otherwise, Id keep the still-fine lens.

05-07-2010, 01:00 PM   #2
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I sold mine for $45 in February. I did not really mind that price since that's more than I paid. You could probably get more. It's a decent lens.
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I sold mine for about $80 last Nov. or Dec. My copy was with pK-A mount. It was immaculate, and included a clear filter.
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Wow! That's low. I think I paid $250.00 for it, "way back when" and, aside from the heft and exclusive manual focus, it's still teriffic!

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I would keep the lens. The going rate seems in the $50-$90 range. I tried to sell mine for $60 and got no bites. This lens is no where near the desirability or collector value of something like the Vivitar 105 f2.8 Macro (for example).

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Thanks all of you ! I think I'll keep it. I may save it for portaits, for which it is great.
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