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04-03-2009, 06:59 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by farfisa Quote
Sorry about that--they've had this list going of all the different Vivitar 28mm lenses (twelve so far), so that was more for the benefit of the person asking the question (jsherman999).

You can see the latest list here:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/510455-post199.html

...and as that thread is quite long now (and the nomenclature changed a couple times, so if looking for a list start from the end and work backwards to find the most recent list), the quick & dirty is "k04b" is an arbitrary designation invented by forum member rparmar (and adopted by many on the forum--and some off it I hear--since), to identify one particular variant. The "K" in that "k04b" is in fact an indicator that among the many 28mm primes Vivitar produced, that one has a K mount.

For anyone with the patience (seller or potential buyer) that thread has quite a wealth of information!

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QuoteOriginally posted by David Whiteley Quote
...and as that thread is quite long now (and the nomenclature changed a couple times, so if looking for a list start from the end and work backwards to find the most recent list), the quick & dirty is "k04b" is an arbitrary designation invented by forum member rparmar (and adopted by many on the forum--and some off it I hear--since), to identify one particular variant. The "K" in that "k04b" is in fact an indicator that among the many 28mm primes Vivitar produced, that one has a K mount.

For anyone with the patience (seller or potential buyer) that thread has quite a wealth of information!
I had isolated the latest post with a list, but apprently there's a "master list" in post #160 on that thread, making this a K11--you can find that post directly here:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/392399-post160.html

Trust me, all this crazy talk is good for your sale
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Can you post additional photos? The blue line looks like a blemish on the front element. Would like to see a clearer picture. Thanks.
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All right, all that messy Vivitar 28mm thread stuff is obviously in need of organisation, so I've gone and done it -- finally!

For the definitive list please see The Great Vivitar 28mm Bestiary. Thank you!

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but mine has MC on the front as well that post actually has not got my lense
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yeah sure ill take some more today that line of from the flash as i say its clearer than all my other lense even my new canon digital ones
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but mine has MC on the front as well that post actually has not got my lense
You scared me for a moment there! But it is on the list as K13 "Vivitar / 28MM 1:2 / MC / WIDE-ANGLE / NO. 22xxxxxx / 55MM". Made by Kiron and no doubt fine optics.

(It was previously known by at least two other numbers, hence the need for this clean-up.)
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QuoteOriginally posted by rparmar Quote
All right, all that messy Vivitar 28mm thread stuff is obviously in need of organisation, so I've gone and done it -- finally!

For the definitive list please see The Great Vivitar 28mm Bestiary. Thank you!

This is excellent, bookmarked. You should make a thread in the lens section introducing this.

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cool thanks for clearing all of that up but i just want to know why it cant fit on my pentax-mz5?

and you say it is a k mount?
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cool thanks for clearing all of that up but i just want to know why it cant fit on my pentax-mz5?

and you say it is a k mount?
Well, if it is like my K12 (according to the Vivitar Bestiary) it will require some surgery to fit on a K10 or K20 (and also a lot of other newer Pentax cameras). The problem is with a black flange on the back of the lens mount. I think the purpose of this flange is to protect the protruding aperture lever on the lens.

The problem is that this flange is too big to allow it to mate on many newer Pentax cameras. It is a simple fix that involves machining away part of the flange. I removed the flange from the lens and used a Dremel tool to remove some of the flange that was preventing it from mounting on the camera. Unfortunately, I do not have any before pictures. You can see in the picture below that the flange has been machined down - it used to be full height all the way around the lens. I touched it up with flat black paint, so it is difficult to see the repair.

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i think my lense is alot different to yours have a look and tell me what you think

also can someone give me an offer already haha




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i'd make you an offer, but my mom's finally giving up her kit and this is part of it! bump for great lens/thread!
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i think my lense is alot different to yours have a look and tell me what you think
well ... that doesn't look like a pentax mount to me

2 squeezy grips = looks a bit like Olympus OM ... check it against this list

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Yep, it's an OM mount, not K mount.
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yeah sure ill take some more today that line of from the flash as i say its clearer than all my other lense even my new canon digital ones
This is just odd. You claim the lens to be clearer than your other lenses and don't know what camera it mounts on?
 

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