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08-29-2015, 07:10 AM   #1
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Legendary Vivitar 105 2.5 PKA 1:1 macro

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Legendary Vivitar 105 2.5 PKA 1:1 macro

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We all know this lens. Built like a tank and sharp sharp sharp.
This is the version with the dental scale in the barrel.
It is the PKA version
The lens is very clean and works perfectly.
I have both caps but I do not think they are original

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I am also willing to trade for the following:
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09-02-2015, 04:49 PM   #2
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bump for a great lens
09-02-2015, 09:11 PM   #3
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Nice lens

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Can I ask a question about the operation of these lenses?

Does the part in front of the focusing ring extend when focusing and the part behind it extend with a push/pull similar to a legacy zoom?
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troika,
It does extend but it is not a push/pull mechanism. It rotates.
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So you can focus and change the macro range separately or they happen at the same time?
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QuoteOriginally posted by troika Quote
So you can focus and change the macro range separately or they happen at the same time?
Yeah, it's just a normal focus ring (for a prime) with a very long throw. All prime macros are like that -- it allows for very precise focusing in the macro range. On the other hand, it jumps to infinity in a much smaller focus space (in terms of turning the ring) than a non-macro lens, so the space between 8ft->infinity is a just a few millimeters, but while close focusing the ring has more than a full revolution of real estate. The marks on the barrel will let you know the magnification ratio you are at...

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Okay, thanks. I have 2 manual prime macros, but neither goes to 1:1 and neither extends on both sides of the focusing ring. I'm in the market for a 1:1 macro and am interested in these lenses, but had never handled one and wasn't sure how it worked.

Thank you again for educating me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by troika Quote
Okay, thanks. I have 2 manual prime macros, but neither goes to 1:1 and neither extends on both sides of the focusing ring. I'm in the market for a 1:1 macro and am interested in these lenses, but had never handled one and wasn't sure how it worked.

Thank you again for educating me.
Oh, I see. This one doesn't extend on both sides either. What you see on the front is a built-in slide-out hood. It's a strange design with sort of a ring around it -- I believe that was for a ring flash to fit. They also sold a little macro flash sensor that you could clip on it (which I actually have). You can't go wrong with this lens...

---------- Post added 09-09-15 at 07:43 PM ----------

EDIT: changed my mind -- checked mine, and the front does extend. Of course it does, what I am thinking? Still, just one ring...

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I have the non-Dental version of this lens (I believe the markings are the only difference and they're only cosmetic). Sharpest lens I own.
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Oh man... I really want that lens!
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Thanks vonBaloney for the explanation for troika.
monochrome, it looks like the dental scales are stickers.


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