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Vivitar Series 1 105mm f/2.5 macro lens

 
 
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Big Dawg



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:54 pm    Post subject: Vivitar Series 1 105mm f/2.5 macro lens Reply with quote

Probably the sharpest lens I own. Bought new on Ebay for $249 dollars and is the most expensive lens I've bought so far. My Bigma was a Gift.










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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations Ed, this is a great lens.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well spent money for a great lens! Congrats!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Lester A Dine macro was a gift from my Father-in-Law when he retired from Dentistry, practicing that is...He helps other Dentists buy & sell their practices now ( & I asked him to keep an eye open for me on any photo gear being sold).....Anyway, all of the different versions are great lenses!...Enjoy !
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Cameras-Nikon D300, D7100,D70s,N2000,FE2,FTN ,FT2,N90s &N70
Nikkor AF Zooms=28-105/3.5D,18-55/3.5GS,28-70/3.5D,35-135/3.5
Nikkor AF //50/1.8,//Nikkor MF//50/2ai,50/1.8ais 50/1.4ai,24/2.8ais,28/2.8ai,28/3.5ai,55microAis/2.8,105/2.5ai,200/4ai,300/4.5ai35-135/3.5Ais
Kiron /Kino madelenses//70-210/4ai,28-105/3.2ai,30-80/3.5ai,Viv 28/2ai,35-85/2.8aiVivS1,105/2.8AisDine,24-48/3.8ai VivS1,50-150/3.8aiViv,28-85/2.8aiViv,100/2.8Nai Viv,70-210/3.5Nai Viv,28/2.5ai VivKomine made Viv//24/2Ais,135/2.8aiCF,28-50/3.5ai,28-90/2.8ai Viv S1,80-200/4.5aiCosina made Viv 19/3.8 Ais...Also Sigma 24/2.8 Ais Tokina made24/2.8ai VivAF Sigma 21-35/3.5,& other lenses
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

voytek wrote:
Congratulations Ed, this is a great lens.

Thank you Voytek. Trader Jim on Ebay was offering these from a camera store that went out of business. I got the last one he was offering.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
Well spent money for a great lens! Congrats!

Thank you Attila. I agree.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Screamin Scott wrote:
My Lester A Dine macro was a gift from my Father-in-Law when he retired from Dentistry, practicing that is...He helps other Dentists buy & sell their practices now ( & I asked him to keep an eye open for me on any photo gear being sold).....Anyway, all of the different versions are great lenses!...Enjoy !

Thanks Scott. These and the 90mm and the Lester A. Dine's are starting to go way up in price as they become scarce.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been lucky to get my Dine, my Komine made 90mm Vivitar macro & my Komine made 135mm Komine made close focus for reasonable prices...Bargains are harder to come by anymore ( I did just get a Super Takumar 55mm F1.8 for $10 yesterday though)
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Nikkor AF Zooms=28-105/3.5D,18-55/3.5GS,28-70/3.5D,35-135/3.5
Nikkor AF //50/1.8,//Nikkor MF//50/2ai,50/1.8ais 50/1.4ai,24/2.8ais,28/2.8ai,28/3.5ai,55microAis/2.8,105/2.5ai,200/4ai,300/4.5ai35-135/3.5Ais
Kiron /Kino madelenses//70-210/4ai,28-105/3.2ai,30-80/3.5ai,Viv 28/2ai,35-85/2.8aiVivS1,105/2.8AisDine,24-48/3.8ai VivS1,50-150/3.8aiViv,28-85/2.8aiViv,100/2.8Nai Viv,70-210/3.5Nai Viv,28/2.5ai VivKomine made Viv//24/2Ais,135/2.8aiCF,28-50/3.5ai,28-90/2.8ai Viv S1,80-200/4.5aiCosina made Viv 19/3.8 Ais...Also Sigma 24/2.8 Ais Tokina made24/2.8ai VivAF Sigma 21-35/3.5,& other lenses
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a very fine lens - I have it and love it. Decent price and well worth it

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MF Zooms: Kiron 28-85/3.5, 28-105/3.2, 75-150/3.5, Nikkor 50-135/3.5 AIS // MF Primes: Nikkor 20/4 AI, 24/2 AI, 28/2 AI, 28/2.8 AIS, 28/3.5 AI, 35/1.4 AIS, 35/2 AIS, 35/2.8 PC, 45/2.8 P, 50/1.4 AIS, 50/1.8 AIS, 50/2 AI, 55/2.8 AIS micro, 55/3.5 AI micro, 85/2 AI, 100/2,8 E, 105/1,8 AIS, 105/2,5 AIS, 135/2 AIS, 135/2.8 AIS, 200/4 AI, 200/4 AIS micro, 300/4.5 AI, 300/4.5 AI ED, Arsat 50/1.4, Kiron 28/2, Vivitar 28/2.5, Panagor 135/2.8, Tamron 28/2.5, Tamron 90/2.5 macro, Vivitar 90/2.5 macro (Tokina) Voigtlander 90/3.5 Vivitar 105/2.5 macro (Kiron) Kaleinar 100/2.8 AI Tamron 135/2.5, Vivitar 135/2.8CF, 200/3.5, Tokina 400/5,6
M42: Vivitar 28/2.5, Tamron 28/2.5, Formula5 28/2.8, Mamiya 28/2.8, Pentacon 29/2.8, Flektogon 35/2.4, Flektogon 35/2.8, Takumar 35/3.5, Curtagon 35/4, Takumar 50/1.4, Volna-6 50/2.8 macro, Mamiya 50/1.4, CZJ Pancolar 50/1,8, Oreston 50/1.8, Takumar 50/2, Industar 50/3.5, Sears 55/1.4, Helios 58/2, Jupiter 85/2, Helios 85/1.5, Takumar 105/2.8, Steinheil macro 105/4.5, Tamron 135/2.5, Jupiter 135/4, CZ 135/4, Steinheil Culminar 135/4,5, Jupiter 135/3.5, Takumar 135/3.5, Tair 135/2.8, Pentacon 135/2.8, CZ 135/2.8, Taika 135/3.5, Takumar 150/4, Jupiter 200/4, Takumar 200/4
Exakta: Topcon 100/2.8(M42), 35/2.8, 58/1.8, 135/2.8, 135/2.8 (M42), Kyoei Acall 135/3.5
C/Y: Yashica 28/2.8, 50/1.7, 135/2.8, Zeiss Planar 50/1.4, Distagon 25/2.8
Hexanon: 28/3.5, 35/2.8, 40/1.8, 50/1.7, 52/1.8, 135/3.2, 135/3.5, 35-70/3.5, 200/3.5
P6 : Mir 38 65/3.5, Biometar 80/2.8, Kaleinar 150/2.8, Sonnar 180/2.8
Minolta SR: 28/2.8, 28/3.5, 35/2.8, 45/2, 50/2, 58/1.4, 50/1.7, 135/2.8, 200/3.5
RF: Industar 53/2.8, Jupiter 8 50/2
Enlarg: Rodagon 50/5,6, 80/5,6, 105/5.6, Vario 44-52/4, 150/5.6 180/5.6 El Nikkor 50/2,8,63/2.8,75/4, 80/5,6, 105/5.6, 135/5.6 Schneider 60/5.6, 80/5.6, 80/4S,100/5.6S,105/5.6,135/5.6, 135/5.6S, 150/5.6S, Leica 95/4
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Screamin Scott wrote:
I've been lucky to get my Dine, my Komine made 90mm Vivitar macro & my Komine made 135mm Komine made close focus for reasonable prices...Bargains are harder to come by anymore ( I did just get a Super Takumar 55mm F1.8 for $10 yesterday though)

I've got a 55mm f/1.8 as well Scott. Very sharp little lens. I just need to use it more. Going to have to set up a rotation so all the lens I have get used on a regular basis. LOL
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

patrickh wrote:
That is a very fine lens - I have it and love it. Decent price and well worth it

patrickh

When I first bought it I thought it was too high priced, but it has proven worth every penny.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its not only a handsome lense to look at, but it takes great pictures.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schnauzer wrote:
Its not only a handsome lense to look at, but it takes great pictures.

Thank you very much for that Ron.
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I got this lens in the mail today. But the distance scale seems to be completely off. I paid $330 w/ shipping for it. It's a good amount of my salary and I want to keep the lens but the distance scale thing is a little bothersome. Does anybody know if it is easy to fix?

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