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03-06-2010, 12:25 PM   #1
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Just got one of my dream lenses... Vivitar Series 1 Macro *Bokina

I was delighted today to pick up a gorgeous Vivitar Series 1 90mm f2.5 macro (Bokina) with matching 1:1 converter in a K-mount, along with a genuine Pentax m42 adapter for $135. This is my "dream macro lens" and I think makes my Tamron SP 90mm f2.5 52B expendable. Will probably do some side-by-side comparison shots while I have both of them.

Same guy is selling a SMC K 500mm f4.5, which is a HUGE honking lens. It is in mint shape and comes in original case. He's asking $650 for it, which is not unreasonable at all, but too rich for my blood - even if I was a big telephoto guy and had the money (which I'm not/don't)

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03-06-2010, 01:04 PM   #2
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That sounds like a very good price, I am very jealous. I would like to see some comparison images with the Tamron Adaptall.
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That's a great price, for a great lens! I have the Tokina verson, and love it. I got rid of my Tamron 90mm macro after I picked up the "Bokina", although in truth both are very,very nice. Enjoy, and share pics!
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A few shots of our first few spring flowers with the Bokina:

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