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08-30-2010, 01:56 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Vivitar (Komine) Close Focus 28mm 2.8 (Worldwide)

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Vivitar (Komine) Close Focus 28mm 2.8

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Vivitar 28mm f/2.8 Close Focus Wide Angle, with the "A" setting: according to the Vivitar Bestiary, the coveted A03 version of the Vivitar 28mm f/2.8 Close Focus, made by Komine. My copy is in excellent condition (close to near mint, if I may say so). No distinctive mark on the body, perfect glass, with no fungus, no scratches or blemishes. I can't even see any speck of dust inside. The mechanism operates smoothly; no oil on blades. Comes with both caps. (More about the famous CF Vivitars here and here.)
Reason for selling: got ahold of a copy of version K01.
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08-31-2010, 07:45 PM   #2
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Lowered to $125.
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I have the K02 which is similar enough only without the very handy "A" setting. I haven't shot so much with it (deluged in choices!) but maybe if you provided some shots with the lens it would fly out of your hands?
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Thanks for the suggestion, Robin. I'll post some pics soon--maybe not today, though, cause I have to drive some relatives around town. I hope you won't mind if in the meantime I direct viewers to your findings on the K02 version, which is similar to the A03, except that it doesn't have the 'A' setting.


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Below, a little test I did two days ago trying (once again) to decide whether I should keep this lens. (The K01 I recently purchased is a bit sharper at f2.8, but without the 'A' setting, bigger and very heavy for a prime--almost as heavy as a 28-70mm Vivitar zoom.) In order: f2.8, f5.6, f8. (I know... f3.5 would have been more useful... Now it's pouring outside.) 100% crops, shot in raw, developed in Silkypix at default parameters (no contrast or sharpness added). Next week I'll post some more casual pics.




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three more pics; the first two @2.8, third @8





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A couple of these have gone for much less on ebay recently - much much less - 30!
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QuoteOriginally posted by chalkandtalk Quote
A couple of these have gone for much less on ebay recently - much much less - 30!
Close focus versions in KA mount went for that price? Well, you should have bought one then. Or are you perhaps confusing this lens with one of the many other variants that are worth less?

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From the Market Regulations: "Public commenting on or comparison of asking prices is not allowed." But, for your reference, click here.
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sold for $110, shipping included.
 

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