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01-17-2011, 01:55 AM   #1
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[SOLD] Vivitar Series-1 105mm F2.5 Macro lens (Worldwide)

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Vivitar Series-1 105mm F2.5 Macro lens

Asking Price
US$250

Item Location
Perth, Western Australia

Item Description
Vivitar Series 1 105mm 1:2.5 Macro lens in Pentax KA mount in excellent condition.

This lens is built like a tank, is made in Japan and is the most highly sought version of this lens (apparently it is the Kino built version as evidenced by the serial number which begins with 22...).

The lens achieves 1:1 reproduction with out the addition of tubes or attachments. You won't find a better macro lens.

It is also a superb portrait lens - as evidenced by the images by 'ducdao' on page 5 of this thread).

Cosmetics are great and the glass is perfect with only a little dust (as you'd expect of a lens of this age) which doesn't affect image quality.

Mechanically the lens is great - the aperture blades are clean and snappy and the focus is silky smooth.

It has A-contacts and can be used on both Pentax DSLRs and film cameras.

It comes with front & rear caps (not original but perfectly functional) and has an integral slide out lens hood.

You can read reviews of this lens here.

Why am I selling it?

Well, I decided to be honest with myself and admitted that I don't really need a macro lens. While I like the idea of having one, I rarely use it. The last time I needed macro capability was when I copied a whole bunch of slides off a lightbox. Now I have a film and slide scanner which makes this task much easier. Although I could (and do) still use the Vivitar as a portrait lens, I have decided to get something more specialist for that purpose - like an FA77 Limited.

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
Depends on location - PM me!

Shipping Services
Postal Services

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal - I will absorb the PayPal fees.

Return Policy & Additional Details
The lens will be carefully packed to ensure that it is not damaged in transit.

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

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01-17-2011, 03:03 AM   #2
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SOLD.

Thanks to all those who expressed interest. According to etiquette, it went to the first person who offered to buy it (and who later followed up with payment).

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