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08-08-2014, 10:42 AM   #1
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Vivitar Series 1 Macro 105mm f/2.5 w/ A contacts (Kiron/Lester Dine)

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Vivitar Series 1 macro 105mm f/2.5 w/ A contacts

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250.00 USD

Item Location
Savannah, GA (United States)

Item Description
Vivitar Series 1 105mm f/2.5 macro (w/ A contacts) -- $250 + $15 shipping (USA)


This is the legendary 1:1 macro (made by Kiron) that has sold under the names Kiron, Lester Dine, Rikenon, maybe others. I think this was the last version, and I also think the only version with A contacts. Labelled as an f/2.5, I think they fudged it and it is really a f/2.8 just like the previous models.

Anyway, this lens doesn't need much introduction. Performance is top-notch, although you will see some purple fringing at wide apertures. (This seems to always be the case with older non-APO super-sharp high-contrast lenses.) Manual focus only of course, but having the A contacts is a big help and allows you to use matrix metering and all camera modes.

Reviews:
Vivitar Series 1 (Kiron - 22xxxxx) 105mm f2.5 (100mm f2.8) Macro Lens Reviews - Vivitar Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

Older version:
Kiron / Lester A. Dine 105mm f2.8 Macro Lens Reviews - Miscellaneous Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

Condition is excellent, no issues, very little wear, glass perfect. (Excuse any dust in photos.) It has a tiny amount of internal dust, which is perfectly normal, no effect. Does not include case, it has a generic pinch cap on front and Pentax 'A' style cap on the back which covers the contacts.

Price is $250 + $15 shipping for USA. I will consider shipping outside of US on a case-by-case basis if you have forum track record. (Shipping will be much more though, and you may owe import duties depending.)

Payment is to be via PayPal (I pay fees) shipped to your verified shipping address.

If you have an interest or have questions, don't hesitate to PM me -- this one usually doesn't last long.

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
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
15 (for USA)

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
I will accept returns if not as stated. Please notify within 3 days of delivery.

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

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Last edited by vonBaloney; 08-08-2014 at 11:17 AM.
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