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COMPLETED Sharpest lens I've ever used (Vivitar 24mm f/2 Kiron Minolta MD)

Discussion in 'Completed Listings' started by lattiboy, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. lattiboy

    lattiboy Mu-43 Regular

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    Hi all,

    I just got rid of my NEX and am down to an EP1. I also just ordered a Fuji X100, so I don't need this lens any more as it covers a similar-ish range. This is made by Kiron and is in overall excellent shape. I also have a practically unused Minolta/NEX adapter I can throw in for $11.

    Now, I don't know if it's this copy or what, but it is as sharp/sharper than the 45mm f/2 Zeiss Contax lens I used to use at f/4 and above. That is saying something, as that is considered possibly the sharpest lens ever made.

    There is a small area of dirt/bleck on the rear of the element, but it has no effect on IQ, even on my larger sensor NEX. There is a small amount of oil on the front blades, but the aperture is snappy and it is quite limited (not like the normal mess you find in this model). I believe these two faults are reflected in the very low price.

    Pics of lens (you can see the internal mark on the last pic. It's some dust/dirt on the inside)

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    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/5Urfo_n9XkgAmMaTKwKCbNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"> View attachment 195546 "640" width="626" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/109647934515421077884/March162012?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">March 16, 2012</a></td></tr></table>



    Here are some pictures and the 100% crops of them. Both taken at f/4.

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    Price will be $110 shipped/pp'd in CONUS.
     
  2. lattiboy

    lattiboy Mu-43 Regular

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    Bumpity
     
  3. sefthuko

    sefthuko New to Mu-43

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    I'm interested! I'll send you a PM.