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11-04-2009, 11:05 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm f/3.5 (version 1)

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Vivitar Series 1 70-210 f/3.5 (version 1)

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For sale is a nice copy of Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm f/3.5 (version 1) made by Kiron.

It is a very well known, highly rated lens, the earliest in the line of series 1. It has a constant 3.5 aperture and a macro mode 1:2,2.

You can find detailed reviews and description of this lens at PentaxForums.com Third-Party Pentax Lens Review Database - Series 1 70-210mm f/3.5 (version1)
and at
Vivitar 70-210 Series 1 Macro Zoom Lenses - Mark Roberts Photography

This lens has a manual focus and it does not have an "A" setting. The mount is M42.

Serial # is 22419449.

The lens is in great condition. The glass is immaculate, no fog, fungus, haze or scratches. Only minimal dust inside. Mechanics work great, focus is very smooth, aperture clicks as it is should, I do not notice any zoom creep at all.

Interiors are very good for its age, only minimal, almost unnoticeable brassing on the aperture ring.

The only reason that prevents me from rating the lens as being in excellent condition is that the previous owner made some tiny notches on the face plate, obviously to be able to take it off. They are so small that I noticed them only a couple of days ago. Otherwise the lens is in a great shape.
The lens comes with rear and front caps but the letters on the front cap (Vivitar Series 1) are a little scratched off.

Price is $59.99
Shipping is $12.50 to CONUS

Thanks for looking

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Item Location
USA

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Shipping -- $12.50 to CONUS
Other destinations -- extra

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

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11-04-2009, 11:24 PM   #2
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I have one of these and have to say it is a mighty fine lens.
11-05-2009, 04:14 AM   #3
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I agree, it is a mighty fine lens, that weighs 1.3 trillion tons! You could kill somebody with this lens, but it is completely worth it, as the images that come from it are magical. Just think of it as a trip to the gym, without the trip to the gym!
11-05-2009, 04:41 PM   #4
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Yes, it's heavy -- real stuff.

BTW, I have just found the rear cap for it.

11-05-2009, 11:51 PM   #5
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Heavy meh, try a Tair 300A, that's heavy or a Soligor 500mm mirror lens, the 70-210 just weighs a bit.
11-06-2009, 07:56 AM   #6
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Loving mine, I have considered selling it many times, since I got an AF lens, but even though I don't use it much, I find it difficult to part with it. (mine is K mount but I believe they are 100% identical optically).

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Still available
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Price drop -- $70 now

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Still available? Could you post some sample pictures taken from this lens, thanks!
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Saw it on eBay last night.
12-03-2009, 01:46 PM   #11
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Aww I was late again? Haha nevermind, guess it's not my lucky day, yet!
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And another price drop -- now $65 + shipping. I put it on ebay but it is still available here.

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Now $59.99
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Is this still Available?

I have been trying to get one of these for a while, stupidly, I didn't get the one I noticed on Ebay last night. I delayed for a while and when I went to get it it had gone.
 

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