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05-11-2015, 11:36 AM   #1
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M42 mount Vivitar 28/1.9 Series 1 lens Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
M42 mount Vivitar 28/1.9 Series 1 lens

Asking Price
175.00 USD

Item Location
Portland, Oregon (United States)

Item Description
This is the famous Vivitar Series 1 28mm f1.9 lens in Ex+ optical and perfect working condition. Very rare lens in M42 mount. $175 plus shipping is the asking price and it is firm.

Prices for this lens in any condition and less hard-to-find mounts range from $195 to $395 on the big auction site. It has always been a “cult” lens, and remains so for good reasons.

The lens has normal surface wear on high points of the barrel, especially on the knurled edges of the aperture ring, as shown.

Glass is clean, focus is smooth but with a slight discontinuity at around 1.5 feet which is simply the point at which the close focus correction kicks in (this is normal and not a defect).

No internal dust, no fungus or haze, or noticeable cleaning marks. The rear element is completely scratch and mark free and front element is also nearly so (maybe there's one small fine, fine scratch peripherally but that I guarantee cannot affect image quality or performance)

This lens is noted for its extreme glow wide open at 1.9 (hallucinatory actually) then outrageous bokeh at f2- f2.8. At ~f3.5-4.0 it is sharp as a tack in the center with nice fade, and by f5.6 it is extremely sharp corner to corner (see black and white shot of garden hose).

The lens is guaranteed to be as described above. However this is not a pristine collector quality lens to stash in a drawer - it is a fine user lens with unique imaging properties. You will never find another one in this mount at a better price.

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Shipping Destinations
Continental U.S. Only

Shipping Charge
At cost

Shipping Services

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Check/Money Order

Return Policy & Additional Details
Returns: At my discretion I will accept a return if item condition is not as shown or item is not functionally as described. Note: return shipping and initial shipping charges will generally not be refunded.

Notes on condition: All items are tested and condition thoroughly checked prior to listing. I rate conservatively. Please contact me first with any further questions about condition or shipping/refunds prior to purchase.

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

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