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10-22-2009, 02:42 AM   #1
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[SOLD] Vivitar 100mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 Manual Focus PKA OR Vivitar Series 1 Macro

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

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This is perhaps the best Macro lens that I have used. Stunning built quality and image quality. You do not have that feeling when you hold a DFA. It feels like a gem in your hand. I would not mind to sleep with it if it were not for the fear of dropping it onto the ground.

It is the best for the macro purpose. Slightly PF and CA when wide open and when used for non-macro purpose.

The more that I write about this lens, the more I hate to sell it. But here is an once in a life time opportunity to make a choice to buy ONE of two near identical lenses. They are (1) Vivitar 100mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 Manual Focus PKA and (2) Vivitar Series 1 100mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 Manual Focus PKA. This opportunity allows you to PICK ONE.

As far as I can tell, they are identical in terms of the optics. I can not see any differences on the photos that are taken by the two lenses.

Both lens are in great shape, absolutely no oil on the blades. The original Vivitar is ever so slightly newer than the Series 1. Maybe this perception is due to the differences in the materials used on the hood. I would rate it as Excellent if not Excellent Plus.

The front elements are clean. There are extremely few minor specs of dust. Most of them are on the outside. It does not affect the picture. The lenses bodies are so clean that each time I touch it there are signs. It comes with Vivitar front covers (but not series 1 cover) and generic Pentax back covers.

Again, they are my babies. I tend to rate my babies highly. So you have to make your own judgment from the photos attached. The photos were taken in very bad lighting conditions. I used ISO1000 or above on my K10d for most shots.

For photos taken by this lens, please visit the following link: Picasa Web Albums - yyyzzz - Vivitar_Serie...

Why sell? According to my wife, I "accidentally" bought too many lenses. I hate to sell my lenses, becuase they are my babies. But I just have too many babies for now.

Willing to trade for Sigma 10-20mm + cash or other short focal lenses. I am also willing to consider older Pentax K series lenses.

Payment: Both paypal and money order will be accepted. But it may take a couple of days for money orders to be cleared. DO NOT PAY ME unless I agree to sell the lens to you. Paypal now charges a hefty fee for returning payment. If you do not get my permission, you have to eat the fee.

Free shipping via USPS priority + insurance.
International shipping plus.

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling or Trading

Item Condition
Used
Excellent

Item Location
Salt Lake City, UT

Shipping Charge
free

Shipping Services
USPS priority with insurance

Shipping Destinations
U.S, U.K, Canada, Australia

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Check/Money Order

Return Policy/Additional Details
7 days inspection. If DOA, I will pay for two thirds of the total shipping cost. IF not satisfied and return it to me in original condition, you will have to pay for the total shipping.

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

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A great legendary lens! its at par or maybe better than the tokina 2.5 version.
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pm sent re series 1

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bert01980, I did not get your pm

BTW, sale is pending. Thanks for your interests.
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Gosh, this thing is sold really fast. I only sell one, since I need to have at least one baby to work with.
 

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