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01-25-2015, 05:01 PM   #1
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Vivitar Series 1 (Kiron/Lester Dine) Macro 105mm f/2.5 [price reduced 02/05]

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

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Vivitar Series 1 105mm f/2.5 macro (w/ A contacts) -- $220 + $15 shipping (USA)


This is the legendary 1:1 macro (made by Kiron) that has sold under the names Kiron, Lester Dine, Rikenon, some others. I think this was the last version. Labelled as an f/2.5, I believe that's a fudge and it is really a f/2.8 just like the previous models. (Although it will read as a f/2.4 or f/2.5 on your camera body.) And in light of recent announcements, I should mention that this lens is FULL-FRAME!!!

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 on digital 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.) Internal dust minimal, no effect. It has a original pinch cap on front and Pentax 'A' style cap on the back which covers the contacts. (No case.)

Price is $220 + $15 shipping for USA. I will consider shipping outside of US on a case-by-case basis if you have forum track record. (Shipping could 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, please PM me.

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
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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 me within 7 days of delivery of any problems.

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


(Ignore weird colored-speckled effect in below shot that shows the closed aperture. That is a side-effect of LED light I was trying out.)

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Last edited by vonBaloney; 02-05-2015 at 09:54 AM.
01-27-2015, 12:30 PM   #2
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A great macro lens for macro especially. I own one and will not sell becos it produces sharp images with beautiful Out of Focus bokeh at max. magnification.

Highly recommended for macro purposes. working distance is great for many other critters


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No takers? What's the world coming to? Price reduced...

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Niceshot, that is an absurd offer and perhaps you should make such propositions through PM.
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