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08-16-2009, 04:35 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Vivitar 500mm Multi-Coated Mirror Lens, M42 Screwmount

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Vivitar 500mm Multi-Coated Mirror Lens, M42 Screwmount

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Up for sale here is a Vivitar multi-coated 500mm f/8 Mirror/Catadioptric lens, in native M42 screwmount (not T like many others). It is in excellent condition with front OEM and rear generic caps. The only sign that it is not brand new is a few tiny specs of dust, and a little wear on the mount from mounting/dismounting.

Here are picture of the actual lens for sale:






The lens is soft and dim, but that can be said for just about every mirror lens besides ones that cost $500, the only notable exception being the Tamron 500mm adaptall lens which I also have for sale. For $60, you can't beat the reach that this gives you. As long as you have plenty of sunlight and a little patience, you can squeeze very pleasing pictures out of this lens.

Here are sample pictures I just took at random. Actual subjects would look even better







Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
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Item Location
CT, United States

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$10 USA, $20 Can, $30 Worldwide

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Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

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I accept all forms of payment.

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

08-18-2009, 11:51 AM   #2
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M42 mount and fixed aperture means easy use on just about any camera, by any maker, film or digital.
08-19-2009, 08:35 AM   #3
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This mirror lens and the Tamron (IIR) have a good reputation
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QuoteOriginally posted by spystyle Quote
This mirror lens and the Tamron (IIR) have a good reputation
Thanks for the kind words and the bump!

08-21-2009, 08:24 PM   #5
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Looks like a nice lens. The pictures look pretty good as well.

Can you provide approximate dimensions for the lens, or maybe a picture with the lens mounted in a camera?.

I like the long focal length, but I just got rid of a Celestron C90 1000mm f/11 because it was too big to carry around. I am trying to see if this one is a better compromise.

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QuoteOriginally posted by cas Quote
Looks like a nice lens. The pictures look pretty good as well.

Can you provide approximate dimensions for the lens, or maybe a picture with the lens mounted in a camera?.

I like the long focal length, but I just got rid of a Celestron C90 1000mm f/11 because it was too big to carry around. I am trying to see if this one is a better compromise.

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CAS
Hi there! It is approximately 4.5" long and 2 3/4" in diameter. It accepts a 67mm filter/cap. It is very lightweight, probably less than 10oz. Trust me, I've seen your C90 1000/11 and this lens is much, MUCH smaller in comparison. I'll get a picture of it mounted on my camera in a little while. Thanks!
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You mention a Tamron Adaptall in your comments above, but I can't seem to find a listing for that one. Do you have it for sale? If so, do you have pictures, does it include the adaptor, and what is the price, please?

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You mention a Tamron Adaptall in your comments above, but I can't seem to find a listing for that one. Do you have it for sale? If so, do you have pictures, does it include the adaptor, and what is the price, please?

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Yes, I'm also selling that lens. Here is the thread:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/photographers-marketplace/69989-sale-smc-...cheap-w-w.html

The thread includes pictures, and the lens does include an adapter. Thanks!

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PM sent on the Tamron.
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Sold, and I'm quite thankful to the buyer!
 

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