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04-15-2008, 12:28 PM   #1
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[SOLD] FS: Vivitar 28mm f/2.5 58mm Wide-angle Lens M42 + 2 FILTERS

Up for sale is:

* Vivitar 28mm f/2.5 58mm Wide-angle Lens Serial Number: 37504410
* New condition Tiffen 58mm SOFT/FXt.m.1 Made in USA in bow with instructions
* Excellent condition Brooks UV 58mm Made in Japan

Open to all buyer, will ship world wide via USPS

Payment pending Asking $30 plus actual shipping

PS: I offer return if you dont like this lens.

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04-15-2008, 04:24 PM   #2
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I'm curious about this lens. I'm still in pay-attention mode after buying an SMC A 28/2.8 for my brother and picking up a Vivitar 28/2.8 Komine-made close-focussing one (both about to arrive this week!).

Based on serial numbers sited by members here, I gather the one on offer is not one of the Kiron-made (sn 22...) nor Komine-made (sn 28...), but as a f/2.5 sounds like it might be a Series One? In which case I gather it should be great optics, and a hair faster than my Viv/Komine. Though I don't have a M42-to-K adapter.... Still I might pick it up, compare with the Komine I'm about to get, and sell the other.

So, I figure others may care too, so posting to thread rather than PMing:

Do you know (or if you don't does someone reading this thread know), is it the Series One model? (If so, sounds like a steal!)

Also, what's the minimum focus distance on this lens?

Finally, I'm guessing it may be sharp, but I always associated soft filters with portrait shots & much longer focal lengths. Any particular reason to pair a soft focus filter with this lens? (Pure curiosity on my part).

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Question #1,3:I dont know.

Question #1: It does not says Serial One or SO anywhere in the body.

Question #2: The minimum focus distance it indicated is: 0.8 feet or 0.25 m
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Someone mentions to take the cover at the back and i did. It mark TX at the back end of the lens.

04-16-2008, 03:19 PM   #5
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Hi David - the Series 1 Vivitar is f/1.9.

I've seen different opinions on the 'regular' Vivitars - 2.5 or 2.8, and which versions are 'best'. The 2.8 at least was sold under many brands.

TX means this lens has a type of T mount, where theoretically one could find a mount for a different camera, ala Adaptall.

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