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08-09-2012, 10:17 AM   #1
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Vivitar Series 1 105mm f2.5 Macro Lens

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Vivitar Series 1 105mm f2.5 Macro Lens

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$350.00 - reuced to $325.00

Item Location
Pennsylvania (United States)

Item Description
This is the classic/legendary Vivitar Series 1 105mm f2.5 Macro lens - it really doesn't need much of an introduction.

I've kind of gone full circle with 100mm macro lenses trying quite a few of them over the past couple years. First was the Tamron 90mm AF - probably one of the sharpest, but I didn't like the fact that you had to move 2 switches to change from AF to MF. Then the D FA 100 (non WR) - again wanted the quick shift feature, so went to the D FA 100 WR next. I was quite settled with the WR lens, but for some reason sold it a while back then purchased this Vivitar Macro. The Vivitar rivals them all as far as outstanding IQ and sharpness. But, I use this focal length for a walk around lens using it quite a bit for non-macro and close up work. As I am getting older and my eyesight along with that, I find it more difficult to manual focus. So, with that, I've decided to sell this one and go back to the D FA 100 WR lens.

I bought this lens from an outstanding forum member (joe.penn) a few months ago. It is in near perfect condition both outside and inside. The focusing ring is nicely dampened and has a nice long throw enabling precise focus easily. The glass is clean with no marks or dust particles on or in any of the elements. The lens is super clean and the build quality is outstanding.

The lens comes with the original front and rear caps as well as a Vivitar branded leather (leatherette?) pouch. The lens hood is integrated.

For some more information on this lens, here is the PF review page for it:

Vivitar Series 1 105mm f2.5 Macro Lens Reviews - Vivitar Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

Also, here is a link to the PF forum "Vivitar Series 1 Macro Club" page which shows some awesome examples of what this lens can do:

Vivitar Series 1 Macro Club - PentaxForums.com

Shipping cost is included with the sale price of the lens. It will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail within 24 hours of payment.

Payment is accepted via PayPal with no fees assessed to the buyer.

If you have any questions, please ask!

Note: when I am at work, I have no internet access so please be patient if I don't respond to PM's right away. At the most it won't be more than 10 hours at a time that I am off-line.

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This is a 100% crop of an image taken at the time of this posting showing the detail the lens produces:



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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge
Included with sale price

Shipping Services
USPS Priority Mail

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
I want you to be happy with your purchase. If you find I have misrepresented the lens in my description, I will accept a return if notified within 3 days of receipt. Buyer pays return shipping.

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


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Reducing the price to $325.00 shipped.

I am a motivated seller - if you have a reasonable offer in mind, send me a PM. The worst I can do is say "no".
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