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06-02-2013, 05:21 AM   #1
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Vivitar 100mm F3.5 Macro

Vivitar branded version of the Cosina built 100mm K mount manual focus macro lens. Has the A setting.

$55 or offers

Comes with original boxing and Styrofoam packing and original 49mm closeup lens allowing 1:1 imaging.

Very good cosmetic condition and has just had a visit to a lens technician for CLA. Original front cap - generic rear cap.

Has a good rep for clarity and sharpness despite very light plastic build. No scratches or dings and all numerals and markings in great shape.

HOWEVER . There is some fogging on an inner element that causes veiling flare. Lens good for parts or for receiving donation of clean internal lens elements.
Butterfly and dragonfly image was taken with this lens 3yrs ago before fogging developed so as you can see - very capable lens.

I will post worldwide via Australia Post - please PM me for probable postage costs from North Queensland.


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Discounts offered - Any interest???
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So it needs a clean up because of fog inside, am I correct?
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Maybe fog, maybe something more insidious such as a coating haze. I am not willing to open it and see. It was pristine 18 months ago and now isn't. It is definitely not fungus. Offers invited - already 50% off...

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Sorry, I just meant how much that thing affect the photo right now?!
can you shoot some with it now and post the results?
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Loss of contrast and or saturation... Fixable in pp but annoying. This image has been cropped and resized but not processed for sharpness or saturation etc. The image was taken as onboard jpg 1/125s F6.3 ISO200 with -.7 ExpComp due to the shiny leaf on an overcast day.
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