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04-20-2008, 07:53 PM   #1
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Wohooo!!!! won the Vivitar Series 1 105mm f/2.5 macro.




Can't wait to get my hands on this one.

04-20-2008, 09:14 PM   #2
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Congratulations! You just bought some of the best glass you can put on a K mount.
It's my favorite lens.

I notice you have some esoteric and high quality glass in your sig there - this is going to fit
in very nicely!


Here's some 'lens porn' to tide you over


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$220... man, and I think I bought mine for like $150 or something new-old stock. I love it!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Buddha Jones Quote
$220... man, and I think I bought mine for like $150 or something new-old stock. I love it!
Think I've seen them go as high as $375 for mint new-old-stock, so he got a bit of a bargain even.

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$220... man, and I think I bought mine for like $150 or something new-old stock. I love it!
Yeah, but when was that? The prices of these lenses have skyrocketed recently ( I bought my Komine made Vivitar 55mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 a year ago for $60USD mint, not you can get it for around $150USD if you can find one.
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Nope, I take that back, I just checked my history, I paid $200 for it back in May 2007.
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Congratulations! You just bought some of the best glass you can put on a K mount.
It's my favorite lens.

I notice you have some esoteric and high quality glass in your sig there - this is going to fit
in very nicely!


Here's some 'lens porn' to tide you over


Thanks for the image it makes me drool

BTW I noticed in your sig that you have the Vivitar 28 2.8 Close Focus. Have you compared this one to other 28mm lenses?
I have compared a few other lenses to my Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8 and nothing could beat it (including the SMC Takumar 28mm 3.5).

Cheers,

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QuoteOriginally posted by Voe Quote
Thanks for the image it makes me drool

BTW I noticed in your sig that you have the Vivitar 28 2.8 Close Focus. Have you compared this one to other 28mm lenses?
I have compared a few other lenses to my Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8 and nothing could beat it (including the SMC Takumar 28mm 3.5).

Cheers,

Voe

You know your stuff. Yeah, I compared it to the SMC-M 28, a Tamron 28, and one other, I forget the brand. It was better than all of them. No idea how it compares to the Tokina, though.

Mine's made by Komine, and I really like it (it's survived several sales - just can't let it go

Here are a couple shots I have handy:








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You know your stuff. Yeah, I compared it to the SMC-M 28, a Tamron 28, and one other, I forget the brand. It was better than all of them. No idea how it compares to the Tokina, though.

Mine's made by Komine, and I really like it (it's survived several sales - just can't let it go

Here are a couple shots I have handy:





WOW, is all I can say!!
I must get this lens!!!!
Thanks for posting these!
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WOW, is all I can say!!
I must get this lens!!!!
Thanks for posting these!
Dang! That is some nice glass in that 28mm. I like it a lot.

<=== (* Checks change bucket to see if there's enough for a new lens yet... *)
04-20-2008, 10:50 PM   #11
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Happy happy day!

Congrats on your new Vivi Series 1... you got it at the perfect time.

I love mine... I have had it a couple of months and it is my favorite lens to play around with. The only other lens fighting for time right now is my tamron 28-75...
And the bug and blooms are bursting out right now











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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
You know your stuff. Yeah, I compared it to the SMC-M 28, a Tamron 28, and one other, I forget the brand. It was better than all of them. No idea how it compares to the Tokina, though.

Mine's made by Komine, and I really like it (it's survived several sales - just can't let it go

Here are a couple shots I have handy:





Oh my, the Viv 28/2.8 close focus shot these?! I have one lying around, not seeing much use (it belonged to my dad). I almost, ALMOST, gave it away last week in exchange for a camera strap worth $9! Good thing I saw your post Jay, I was on the verge of letting it go cheap (you know why...).
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You bought a good lens,
here is a sample frpm my gallery,

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Woah, nice shots all. For the price, its clear these lenses are a bargain. I have a question though, how is the build quality/feel of these guys? I only ask because I've recently filled the focal ranges in question here and don't carry extra glass - but if they felt as good as they looked, I could justify those prices as 'back-up' or something, hehe.

@Jsherman999 - can you tell me the minimum object distance on that 28? I'd like to stack it up against the Zeiss 25 when mine gets back, your samples look high quality!
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