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03-04-2010, 06:24 AM   #1
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[SOLD] [US] Vivitar 75-205mm Macro Focusing Zoom (Kiron made) Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Vivitar 75-205mm Macro Focusing Zoom (Kiron made)

Asking Price
$30 USD

Item Location
Seattle, WA

Item Description
You are looking at:
A used manual focus Vivitar 75-205mmMacro Focusing Zoom lens for Pentax K mount cameras

This lens will fit any Pentax K Mount camera (35mm film SLR or DSLR)

You will receive:
1 x manual focus Vivitar Multi-coated 75-205mm Macro Focusing Zoom lens
I do not have a front lens cap that will fit this.
It will be shipped with 1 rear lens cap attached and in a ziplock bag with good padding in the packaging.

I am not a camera equipment expert but I will do my best to describe my observations of this lens. This lens is in Fair - Good condition both optically and cosmetically. There is slight paint loss in the filter threads and around the edges of the zoom/focus ring, and around the rear of the aperture dial. There are a few specks of dust and some tiny cleaning marks on the front element that do not affect the image quality at all from what I can tell. There is no major scratches or any haze/fungus in the lens. The zoom/focus ring is slightly stiff (which I think is a positive thing as it prevents zoom creep). You can hold this lens straight up or down and it will not creep AT ALL! If I look in just the right light, I can see a tiny bit of oil in between the aperture blades but the aperture is still very snappy with no hesitation.

This lens takes beautiful pictures. This was a CLASSIC lens that was made by Kiron for Vivitar before they started branding the famous Vivitar Series 1 lenses (which Kiron also started out making for Vivitar). This lens is VERY similar to the Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm f/3.5 lens. A tad bit smaller and quite a bit lighter results in just a little slower of a lens but I think most people agree when they see the pictures that these two lens have something in common. This lens displays absolutely incredible contrast and color. Also, it has a very nice soft vignette effect in the corners around the narrow depth of field when shot wide open (works nice for portraits). Upon stopping this lens down even 1 stop, it is VERY SHARP! I have attached a couple that I took with this lens while testing it. Ihis lens is perfect for landscapes, wildlife, portraits, and just a great all-around lens because it covers such a wide range.

I think this will still be a great lens for someone who wants to get a taste of why the old Vivitar lenses made by Kiron and Komine were so incredible without paying the cult following prices of over $100 for them.

Selling for $30 w/ free shipping to Continental US - (or willing to consider trades of any sort).

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Selling or Trading

Item Condition (Key)

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge

Shipping Services
USPS Priority Mail

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Check/Money Order

Return Policy & Additional Details
Item will be shipped and insured via USPS within 24 hours of receiving cleared payment. Feel free to ask any questions you would like and I can send you any more pictures you need. What you see is what you get. I will do my best to describe the item as it is and I have a 100% feedback score in the marketplace and on eBay. All sales are final - no returns.

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

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03-04-2010, 08:20 AM   #2
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hi JP,
sent a MP.

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