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12-20-2010, 12:30 AM   #1
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Promaster/Cosina/Phoenix etc lens - can you still buy it?

I got a little bonus recently, and was thinking of picking up the cheap 105mm 3.5 phoenix/promaster/etc macro lens, but I can't find it anywhere new online. Is this still being sold with a pentax mount at retail? Thanks guys!


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Mine is the 100/3.5 (Vivitar branded); I believe the 100 "fantastic plastic" is what you should be looking for, not a 105.

Last week I saw a cheap Phoenix listed at KEH . . .
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You will not be able to find a 100 f/3.5 macro at retail as they are no longer produced. Your best bet would be eBay, KEH has them on occasion. The SMC FA 100 3.5 macro is the same lens with SMC coatings.
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P.S. note that the "cheap Phoenix" I saw was the manual focus version. I don't know how easy it is to find the (optically identical) AF.

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Thanks guys, I knew my fellow pentaxians would know!
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