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05-20-2012, 07:05 AM   #1
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Vivitar Lens 28-210mm Macro Zoom

i just acquired this vivitar lens, as part of a 'package' of 'goodies' that i purchased on eBay
apparently, it is 1987 vintage
it seems to be in excellent working order
i may keep it
do you know where i can get any info on this lens (it does not show up on the Lens Reviews / DataBase, as far as i can tell

05-20-2012, 07:46 AM - 1 Like   #2
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I found these spec's. (From Vivitar lens literature) Extremely lightweight and compact, this lens covers all the focal lengths from 28mm wide angle to 210mm telephoto. Series 1 superior aspherical optics improve contrast and resolution from edge to edge throughout the zoom range. Multi coated for reduced flare and increased light transmission.

This lens like many from Vivitar had many variations and if you are lucky, your lens is a Series 1 model. Series 1 was Vivitar's better lens. I could find very little info otherwise. Enjoy your lens.

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06-11-2012, 10:44 PM   #3
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common lens ?

i have found this lens on eBay, where it seems to be quite common with Nikon mount, for Nikon cameras.
the AF version can still be purchased new.
and, i found a Pentax K-mount version, on eBay, at a seller's store, from whom i had bought a replacement manual for my ME-F camera (the seller is 'pacificrimcamera', or something very similar to that), and i think they have it listed at around $80

not bad for a 'freebie' i got, because it was in a bag that i wanted for my camera


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