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06-29-2016, 11:47 AM   #1
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Vivitar (Kiron) Macro Focusing Teleconverter 2x with A contacts

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Vivitar (Kiron) Macro Focusing Teleconverter 2x with A contacts

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A rare and highly desireable sample of the Vivitar Macro Focusing Teleconverter in KA/R with A and Ricoh contacts.

The last one of these I listed here sold in literally 2 minutes.

This unique device not only functions as a 2x teleconverter, but it also has a separate focusing helical that allows for true 1:1 macro using a standard 50mm lens.

The "Ricoh Pin" on this sample is of the round type, so it is perfectly safe to use on Pentax DSLR bodies.

Condition is excellent with very light exterior wear, smooth focusing, and clean and clear glass free of scratches, haze, and fungus.

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---------- Post added 06-29-16 at 12:05 PM ----------
First guy backed out, so we are still open for business!



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06-29-2016, 01:52 PM   #2
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Just curious, dcshooter -- how did you know it was a Kiron-made Vivitar TC? (Serial number? Or...?) Thanks.

And you are correct -- the Ka-mount versions are less common than the K-mount versions (at least in my experience).
06-29-2016, 02:25 PM   #4
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There has been some controversy over the manufacturer of this TC on the Kiron-Klub Yahoo Group.. The evidence against Kiron (Kino Precision) is that it went into production some time after Vivitar had severed their ties with Kiron. A likely source is Kenko / Tokina since Kenko and Jessups (rebranded Kenko) sold a nearly identical TC.

If anyone has any definitive information it would be appreciated by the Kiron fans.

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pm sent. interested if still available
06-30-2016, 05:04 AM   #6
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It's a superb tool that I sometimes miss.
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Yup, Vivitar items with serial numbers beginning in "22" are made by Kiron/Kino.

QuoteOriginally posted by fwcetus Quote
Just curious, dcshooter -- how did you know it was a Kiron-made Vivitar TC? (Serial number? Or...?) Thanks.

And you are correct -- the Ka-mount versions are less common than the K-mount versions (at least in my experience).
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
Yup, Vivitar items with serial numbers beginning in "22" are made by Kiron/Kino.
Where is the serial number located? On any example of this TC I've never seen a serial number on them.

 

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