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For Sale: Kiron 105mm f/2.8 macro
Listed: 08-30-2018, 03:39 PM Total Price: 125 Currency: USD Item Location: United States City or State: Massachusetts Shipping Destinations: Continental U.S. Only 

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Kiron 105mm f/2.8 macro

Asking Price
125 135.00 145.00 USD

Item Location
Massachusetts (United States)

Item Description
Kiron 105mm f/2.8 macro 1:1 (aka Lester Dine and others)


Purchased from a forum member a few years ago, I'm turning it around to it's next user in pretty much the same condition I got it. It was (is) a great, inexpensive lens to try out 1:1 macro.


This is a solidly-built, manual-focus lens. The focus throw is pretty long and it has a nice big grip, so it's great for fine adjustment and focus stacking. Includes a built-in hood, front and end caps (look to be original). Has an aperture ring, so it can be used with extension tubes, etc.

Sample photo (stacked from several exposures):

Condition:

Some internal dust, no fungus that I can see. The glass elements have no scratches or other blemishes. Some of the lettering is starting to wear off in places, and there are scratches on the metal barrel in various places. I tried to include several pictures with this post to give a sense of its cosmetic condition.

I rated the condition as Damaged for the following two issues:
-- At least on my K-50, the "A" position on the aperture ring doesn't work, which means you have to use this as an "M" type lens, using the green button for stop-down metering. This was a little inconvenient, but totally workable. Otherwise, the aperture ring is nice and snappy, and the blades are clean. All of the other stops on the ring work fine, which means the entire aperture range is available to use, just not in auto.

-- About 1/2 way through the focus range, there is a little bit of roughness in the focus ring. More like a bump. It may be normal for this lens, I don't know. It doesn't affect the operation of the lens at all, but it's noticeable, so I'm mentioning it. Other than that, the focus ring is smooth from end-to-end and is nicely damped.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Damaged

Shipping Destinations
Continental U.S. Only

Shipping Charge
21

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
No returns unless condition is substantially different than described.

Lenstag Verification
lenstag.com/verified/55luE1

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!

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08-30-2018, 07:31 PM   #2
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I have the Vivitar Series 1 version of this lens by Kiron, and it's one of my very favorite lenses. Incredibly sharp, flat field and great colors. Best of luck selling it.
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bump for a great macro
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Bump with another price drop. Added Lenstag verification as well.
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