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01-25-2014, 02:35 PM   #16
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I bought of those out of the junk bin for $7 once. It did have a few white spots on one element, so I had to pay a little bit for Eric to clean it, but still...

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QuoteOriginally posted by indy Quote
A bit like giving an old lady 500$ for her husband's 68 corvette that she parked in the barn when he died 30 years ago.
I thought it was a '65 Mustang. Oh well, I must be mistaken.

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Definitely a good catch. Post a few pictures when you get a chance.

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I will. It's a little dusty on the outside. But it wipes right off. A good exterior cleaning and it'll look like new. I can't believe how good of shape this thing is in.

I didn't even try and talk the guy down. It was such a good deal, I would've felt bad if I did.

I did try a couple snaps. Both were blurry turns out 1:1 is pretty hard handheld. Gonna break out the tripod later and give it a workout.
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pictures, both full image and 100% crop (i think i did it right)

crop is nearly center of frame.

so far, i'm pretty happy with it. very little post, just brought the exposure up a bit, and adjusted the color, the aquarium lights really mess with awb.

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If you do not buy it, I will. I want to buy a spare!

That is one of Kiron's jewels, together with the 28mm f2.



















































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Beautiful.
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That's gone on my wanted list! Very impressive shots from that Vivitar.
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That's an insane price - you did massively well. Since the guy's a dentist, make an appointment for yourself and send some other business his way, too. He did you a $300 favour.

I got mine a couple of years ago from this forum's marketplace for $400, which I considered a very acceptable price to pay. It's excellent, easily my sharpest lens.

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yeah, no kidding, if i didn't already have one i like, i would definitely see about an appt. Really nice guy too. Definitely going to point people his way though that are looking for one.
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