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FS: Vivitar 55mm f2.8 1:1 Macro Pentax K fit

PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:51 pm
by LennyBloke
Reputedly made by Komine, this is a superb Vivitar 55mm f2.8 Macro lens with 1 to 1 Macro and an incredible close focus distance of 5cm. This copy is in excellent condition, great optics - the multi-coating appears to be in superb condition, the focus movement is beautifully smooth with no sloppiness or grittiness with a very long focus throw allowing great precision. Mechanically there are no issues, cosmetically it is again superb with only minimal silvering in places around the aperture ring and barrel (very few and hardly noticeable). There will be some dust (as with almost every 25+ year old lens) but I can't see any just looking through.

The filter thread is 62mm (although it is not common to use a filter on this lens - the deep recess means there is little chance of damage) and this is the later version of the lens (there was an earlier version with f3.0 as the maximum aperture.

This copy is Pentax K fitting. It will work on all Pentax film and Digital cameras (from the K fitting and onwards) - on DSLR's you will need to use "green button" metering to get an accurate exposure.

The original Vivitar metal lens cap and a generic K cap are included. There is no hood - I don't believe one was every manufactured/supplied as the depth of the recess from the filter ring to the front lens element is several centimetres (3 to 4) which provides excellent shading.

This is not quite "collectors condition" but it's not far off, so if you're looking for excellent quality combined with superb condition then this is the one.

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Here's a few taken with it (click for a bigger image)...

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£99 plus P&P

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FS: Vivitar 55mm f2.8 1:1 Macro Pentax K fit

PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:11 pm
by danofmk
I've got this lens and it really is a gem (although naturally the photos here put mine to shame.

Not only is the IQ superb by the construction rivals anything Pentax have ever made.


99 quid well spent for somebody!

FS: Vivitar 55mm f2.8 1:1 Macro Pentax K fit

PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:11 pm
by LennyBloke
SOLD :)

FS: Vivitar 55mm f2.8 1:1 Macro Pentax K fit

PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:42 pm
by Suffolk biker
I have the 24mm F2 Vivitar and it will not fit my K5 as part of the inside edge requires removing. I pity as I used it for years on my ME Super and love it.

FS: Vivitar 55mm f2.8 1:1 Macro Pentax K fit

PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:23 pm
by danofmk
Want to sell it?!

Re: FS: Vivitar 55mm f2.8 1:1 Macro Pentax K fit

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:34 pm
by Suffolk biker
danofmk wrote:Want to sell it?!



No, I am going to try and make it fit by getting the mount machined.