F.S. - Vivitar 90mm f/2.8 Auto Telephoto Macro (1:1) in great condition


Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 09/11/2019 - 20:50
Hi all,

I will be back in the UK for a week from the 12th so I'll put this up here in case anyone is interested. I will need confirmation by Tuesday morning at the latest because if it doesn't sell I won't be taking it over with me.

This is a classic 90mm f/2.8 Vivitar with 1:1 macro in Excellent ++ condition. Cosmetically virtually perfect, focus is silky smooth, aperture clicks nicely and stops down properly. It's perfect for anyone looking for the manual focus experience of 1:1 macro and feels much better in use than modern AF lenses. No fungus and minimal dust for a lens of it's age.

I have too many lenses around this focal length and too many macro-capable lenses and this one doesn't get enough use.

Here are a couple of nice photos of it on my ME followed by a few dodgy phone photos.



Pentax ME with Vivitar 90mm f/2.8 macro
by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr



Pentax ME with Vivitar 90mm f/2.8 macro
by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr



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by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr



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by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr



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by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr

Here are a few images taken with it, showing it's good for macro but pretty decent as a mid-telephoto general-use lens too.



Blossom
by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr



Flower
by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr



Blossom
by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr



Cactus
by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr



South Queensferry
by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr



Busker
by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr

I'm asking for 69 plus postage (probably another 7 or so signed-for and insured).

Thanks for looking
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

JAK

Link Posted 09/11/2019 - 23:52
I've got one of those. Great lens. I don't think your examples taken on Fuji cameras actually do it justice, especially those macro shots.. Try some with your K-1.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 09/11/2019 - 23:56

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 11/11/2019 - 11:17
JAK wrote:
I've got one of those. Great lens. I don't think your examples taken on Fuji cameras actually do it justice, especially those macro shots.. Try some with your K-1.

If anyone wants to gift me a K-1 I will very gladly take a few more sample shots
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 12/11/2019 - 23:47
Withdrawn from sale for now.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses
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