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08-31-2007, 03:28 PM   #1
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Vivitar Series One 105/2.5 105mm Macro lens

What would be the maximum one should pay for this lens, second hand and in good condition? My friend has one and is happy to sell it to me for $250-00. Is this too much?

I have seen macro and normal shots taken with it, and the sharpness, color and contrast is excellent, although the lens itself is pretty heavy.

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that's about the going price.. i'll say that you will never be disappointed with it. i love my copy. as do many others. tell him 200 and go from there. it's a great lens.
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Thanks

Thanks for your advice....the lens sounds good, and certainly takes crystal clear shots.
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I have the Kiron version of this lens. Kiron made a large number of Series One lenses for Vivitar. Mine is an absolute killer. It makes everything else that I have look positively soft in comparison. It's possibly THE sharpest lens ever made for the PK mount.

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Damn

My so called friend sold it on eBay for $400AUS....
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QuoteOriginally posted by Darius4522 Quote
My so called friend sold it on eBay for $400AUS....
New old stock copies are currently available on eBay for US$250...
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