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10-17-2012, 10:17 PM   #1
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Vivitar Series 1 105mm f/2.5 Macro KA

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Vivitar Series 1 105mm f/2.5 Macro KA

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Item Location
New Mexico (United States)

Item Description
Up for sale is the legendary Vivitar Series 1 105mm f/2.5 macro lens in KA mount. The original front cap and a generic rear cap are included.

This lens can focus down to 1:1 macro without an adapter. The focus ring turns 360 degrees to get to 1:2, and another 360 degrees to get to 1:1. Needless to say, that's a lot of precision. The lens comes with a handy built-in slide-out hood, which is lined with felt to reduce off-axis light.

I'm selling the lens just because I haven't done as much macro work as I thought I would. It's too good to just sit on my shelf.

The condition is very good to excellent. The barrel has barely any wear, most noticeably slight scuff marks on the rubber focus ring (see pictures). The optics are in excellent shape. There are a few small specs of dust inside the lens, and the front and rear elements have a little bit of cleaning marks on them (nothing to affect pictures). No haze, mold, or scratches.

One other note is that when shaken (gently), you can hear bearings rattle in the mount area. I was initially concerned about this when I bought it, and asked around about it. Turns out Kiron (the designer of this lens) would intentionally leave out bearings like this to reduce friction, instead of packing them completely - so this is by design and by no means a problem. I've tested the lens at all apertures and all the way out at 1:1 with no issues whatsoever.

I'm including pictures of the lens and some unedited snaps I've made with it.

Thanks for looking!

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Selling

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Excellent

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Continental U.S. Only

Shipping Charge
free

Shipping Services
USPS Priority

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PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Returns accepted for 3 days post receipt of lens.

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

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Sorry but I don't see your reply.

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Got it now. Thanks.
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Hi,

your lens should still be available, and if it is, I am seriously interested. Would you let me have it for $250 as the pouch/box is missing? I am ready to buy at this price.
Looking forward to your response,

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10-19-2012, 08:37 AM   #7
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Lens is sold. Thanks all.
 

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