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Old May 26, 2006, 12:29 PM   #1
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I won a Vivitar Series I on ebay. The info from the seller is:

70-210mm f3.5; 67mm filter thread; S/N 22921609

the original box picture shows: 70-210mm f3.5 1:2.2X

From all the indications, I think it is the version 1 by Kiron. Can't wait to see if it is as good as the reports/reviews I've read claim it is.
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Old May 26, 2006, 1:27 PM   #2
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i've got some links about these. i saw that lens and placed a low bid on in case no one else wanted it. suppose to be a good piece of glass. i probably would have bid higher except i just picked up the pentaxA70-210 and a M80-200. i'd like to see a comparrison between the vivitar and my A70-210 as this is a realy sharp lens thru out the range.. here's links first one will help you id the maker.
http://www.cameraquest.com/VivLensManuf.htm

http://medfmt.8k.com/third/cult.html

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Old May 26, 2006, 1:32 PM   #3
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just checked and the one i looked at was 70-210 f2.8-4. series one.. these series one lenses were really good..
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Old May 26, 2006, 2:47 PM   #4
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yeah, I just hope that the lens was represented properlyby the seller in terms of condition, etc.
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Old May 26, 2006, 3:27 PM   #5
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i just got another 70-210 that was suppose to be optically perfect w/a snappy aperture. but it would not focus. focus was JAMMED.. unpacked and had it focusing inside of 2 minutes. the real problem is it's got fungus.. not much but i wouldn't have purchased it... i've emailed him(england) about it.. time will tell.

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I hope he at least gives you a sunstantial discount.
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Old May 26, 2006, 5:45 PM   #7
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Just got an e-mail saying it is shipping today via DHL!
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