FS: Telephoto Zooms - Vivitar Series 1 Komine 70-210, Pentax FAJ 75-300, Pentax FA 70-200 Powerzoom!


Link Posted 26/09/2011 - 22:06
Hi All,
I've found myself in the position of having a rather excessive number of telephoto zooms, so am having a clearout...
First up, the famous Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm F2.8-4.0.

As you can see, not only is it in absolutely flawless condition, it has a serial number starting with 28, meaning it's the most highly regarded Komine version. Also, unlike another recently on sale here, it has the 'A' aperture setting, meaning no step down metering to worry about!

Really a quite beautiful bit of kit (easily up with Pentax A series in quality. Zero zoom creep, lovely smooth manual focus) and there can't be many left around in such good condition as this. Comes with manual, warranty certificate and Photax UV Filter.
Asking for 140 Royal Mail Special Delivery within UK, or 130 collected in London.

Up next - Pentax FAJ 75-300 f4.5-5.8

Very good condition- a little bit of wear on the plastic mount, but otherwise as new.

I bought this quite recently as part of a bundle, so have barely had a chance to try it out. User review seem favorable!
Of the three lenses offered today, it's actually the one I'm most inclined to keep- it's so light that you can put it in your camera bag and not even notice it's there, which is rather stark contrast to my recently acquired Sigma 70-200 F2.8!
Asking for 60 delivered, 50 collection in London

Finally, the Pentax FA 70-200 f4-5.6

Condition is fair- optically, it's excellent, however as you can see there's a little fracture visible in the focus distance window, and the focus & zoom isn't as smooth as it once was- it sounds like one of the bearings might be a bit worn.

The Power Zoom still works, so if you've ever wanted to have a play with it, here's your chance (power zoom not supported on K-R & K-X, but does work on K10, K20, K7 K5 etc...)
Once again, asking for 60 delivered, 50 collected in London.

Just to give you a sense of scale, here they are with my new Sigma 70-200:

Thanks for looking! More pictures (and higher resolution) here at this flickr set!


Link Posted 29/09/2011 - 09:29
Bump & price reduction-
130 Delivered for the Vivitar
50 Delivered for the FA 70-200

Will keep the FAJ at 60 for now..... will consider offers on all


Link Posted 05/10/2011 - 12:34
Just to update, I now have the box for the FAJ 75-300...
Any offers? Shame to be leaving these great lenses on the shelf!


Link Posted 05/10/2011 - 13:42
Pm sent re the FAJ


Link Posted 05/10/2011 - 13:49
timothyw wrote:
Just to update, I now have the box for the FAJ 75-300...
Any offers? Shame to be leaving these great lenses on the shelf!

I'm interested in the FJA - PM sent.
Bodies: K5IIs, K7, MZ5n, LX, MV
Lenses: DA*16-50, DA18-55WR, DA18-135, DAL35, M50 F2, A50 f1.4, FA50 f1.4, DA*50-135, DA55-300, Tamron 70-300, DFA 100 WR Macro, M135 f3.5, Sigma 120-400 APO DG HSM, Tokina 500 f8.0
Flash: Metz 58, Metz 48
Accessories: BG4, Pentax right angle finder, Pentax mirror adaptor lens, O-ME53 Viewfinder Loupe
Auto 110 System: Auto 110, Winder, 18mm, 24mm, 50mm, 70mm, 20-40mm, AF100P, 1.7x telecon


Link Posted 05/10/2011 - 14:10
PMs replied


Link Posted 05/10/2011 - 15:30
FAJ sale agreed to Beakynet- Sorry MDC! The FA 70-200 and Vivitar are still available.


Link Posted 13/10/2011 - 11:51
Bump- any offers on the Vivitar? 110 delivered?


Link Posted 20/10/2011 - 15:15
Is the Vivitar still available? And would you be willing to send it to Berlin, Germany? (If so I would like to resolve the shipment and payment details in private. As I joined this forum only today I do not yet have the right to send PMs, though. But I guess you could send me PMs...)


Link Posted 20/10/2011 - 15:41
EB, have sent PM.


Link Posted 20/10/2011 - 17:08
Vivitar series 1 now sold, pending payment! Thanks Eiko.

If anyone out there is interested in the FA, I'd do it for 40 + delivery - for less than that I might as well hang onto it, especially now that the other two have gone.
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