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04-23-2008, 02:07 PM   #1
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Vivitar S1 Series 105 Macro Len

Not able to find in this searching for Vivitar S1 Series 105 Macro website store ?, Can you One know which one ? Has it ?



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Its an old lens. Ebay, maybe craigslist if you get lucky.

Or the forum here.
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Welcome to the forms Nightfire. Yes Geekybiker is right. There are 3 versions I'm aware of. The Vivitar, a Kiron and the Lester Dine. All are the same lens. Not sure but I think they haven't been made in at least 10 years.

It;s a great lens if you can find one. But equally good are the Sigma 105mm and the Tamron 90. Plus these are both AF.
04-23-2008, 03:51 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Zack Quote
Welcome to the forms Nightfire. Yes Geekybiker is right. There are 3 versions I'm aware of. The Vivitar, a Kiron and the Lester Dine. All are the same lens. Not sure but I think they haven't been made in at least 10 years.

It;s a great lens if you can find one. But equally good are the Sigma 105mm and the Tamron 90. Plus these are both AF.

I believe there are two versions of the 105mm macro lens produced by Kiron. One has f/2.8 maximum aperture, and there is a newer design which has f/2.5 maximum aperture. I remember reading in an very old posting regarding cult lenses that the f/2.5 version is better than the f/2.8 version.

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that post is located here.

if anyone is interested. the kiron 28-210 that they mention is still available.
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actually the tokina is the highest rated. it's a 90mm
i'm sticking with my viv105/2.5 tho. any dedicated macro will give you magnificent images..
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