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01-22-2010, 01:53 PM   #1
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[SOLD] [EU] K-A Vivitar (Komine) 2.8/28mm Close Focus Marketplace Listing

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[EU] K-A Vivitar (Komine) 2.8/28mm Close Focus

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The much sought after A03, more info from:
Vivitar 28mm As FA31mm Replacement?
The Great Vivitar 28mm Bestiary

- Excellent condition (forgot to clean the glass before taking the pics, the specks under the word "focus" and other dust specks have since been cleaned)
- Has the "Ricoh pin" but it hasn't caused any problems
- Both caps
- Reason for sale: Close Focus 2/28mm which I like even more.

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Item Location
Tampere, Finland

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Varies, without tracking/insurance under 10 eur to most European countries

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Finnish Post

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Will ship anywhere, cost will be actual charges by Finnish post. No returns.

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

01-22-2010, 02:25 PM   #2
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This is a fantastic lens! Just do a forum search for results from gus (igilligan) and Jay (jsherman). More info is also available in the Great Vivitar 28mm Bestiary.
01-22-2010, 02:34 PM   #3
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Every time one of these comes up for sale I have to stop myself from getting another.
01-22-2010, 02:53 PM   #4
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01-22-2010, 03:22 PM   #5
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Hi, what are the differences between the A1, A2 and A3's?
Is it in the image quality?
01-22-2010, 03:40 PM   #6
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Hi JB,

I count myself as a proud owner of an A03 myself. The difference is in the 28mm derivatives. The Bestiary is an excellent resource - and a glowing testimony and legacy of Robin's great work, but does not contain all these derivatives. More can be gleaned from the this post and this post. Yeah they're a few pages long, but a great read! Oh yeah and it is a great little lens....though I may cash mine in as my attentions are beginning to wander...

Much deserving of a bumping!
01-22-2010, 09:35 PM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by JohnBee Quote
Hi, what are the differences between the A1, A2 and A3's?
Is it in the image quality?
The A01 is f/2 max aperture. The differences between the A02 an A03, both f/2.8 lenses made by Komine, are unknown, as no-one has done comprehensive comparisons of the many variants. (I have test shots for some of them, so read the posts already referenced if you are interested.)

Good luck with the sale! If I had money I'd buy it myself, as it is a variant I do not have.
01-22-2010, 11:18 PM   #8
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Thanks for the sales speech everyone! Sale pending with Miklog (welcome to the forum btw!)


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