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11-24-2008, 11:03 AM   #1
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[SOLD] Vivitar 100mm f/2.8 Macro Manual Focus

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Vivitar 100mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 Manual Focus PKA mount

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$290 Shipped. Reduced to $265 Shipped

Item Description
The lens is in very good shape, absolutely no oil on the blades. The front element is very good, minor specs of dust for a lens this old, but it does not affect the picture. It comes with both covers (no the original ones unfortunately).

I got this a few months and have not really use it. I am not into Macro work (at least not yet).

Lens made by Keno Precision Optics of Japan also known as Kiron. Serial Number is 22710XXX (New serial #).

If you are looking at this add, you know what kind of lens is it and what reputation it carries. I am lead to believe that it's optically identical to the (I'm told) legendary Kiron/Lester-Dine 105mm F2.8.

Picture posted.
Last picture was taken with the lens of my FA 50mm lens.

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition
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Item Location
NJ/PA

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USPS Priority with Delivery confirmation

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Continental U.S. Only

Accepted Payment Types
Check/Money Order

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I accept United State Post Office Money Order. Item will be shipped as soon as the MO is received.
Serial Number is 22710XXX.

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

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11-24-2008, 01:42 PM   #2
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Is this a Series 1?
11-24-2008, 01:46 PM   #3
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The lens itself does not say it. I thinl is is made in 1987 (serial # 22711XXX = 22 is Kiron 7 is for 1987 and 11 is for the month Nov). As far as I know it share same optics with Vivitar S1 but I do not know if this is actually V S1 (by my research).
Did I answer your question?
11-24-2008, 02:03 PM   #4
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Let me correct the above statement, the 11 means the week of the year (1-52) so 11 is around first week of march.
The one that is Series One is the "Vivitar Series 1 105mm f/2.5". But they share the same optics and the 100mm predates the 105mm S1. Let me know if you need more info.

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I have a lens just like this and it is outstanding. I also believe that it is the same as the Series 1 105mm. Outside of a few cosmetic differences it even looks the same. I'd grab this myself if I didn't already own one.
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Some pics would help

And I should add that I've dealt with this seller before and was satisfied with my purchase and how he conducted business.
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Thank you Fiveo.
Thanks Miserere, I will try to post pictures over the weekend.
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Bump before leaving for the holyday.

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I have the same lens as well, after a bit of research I found that it is basically the series one before it was tarted up with the red ring etc.
Here is a thread of mine in the gallery with pictures taken.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/40571-some-macro-flower-...2-8-macro.html

Pentax K10D and Vivitar 100mm f2.8 (Kiron) macro
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I can't believe this hasn't sold yet. You don't know what you're missing with this one!
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Pics added. The Lens is a Vivitar 100mm 2.8 PKA mount. This listing was updated with the PKA version.

The original listed lens was a Minolta mount. Back on the days I was using Minolta Film cameras. Price is $290 shipped (new Price).

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I decided that I need to sell this one as soon as possible. Price reduction to $265 SHipped to CONUS. Elsewhere will be extra.
 

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