COMPLETED Vivitar K-mount 500mm f8 with Adapter

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  1. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    I have a Vivitar 500mm f8 mirror lens with the Fotodiox PK to m43 adapter for sale.
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    P9191309 by Lukinosity (buried with work), on Flickr

    I bought it a few weeks ago on the forum here. While its' reach is staggering and I thought I wanted reach....once I had it available I didn't know what to do with it. I don't really do much nature photography and while it would probably be great at taking photos of the moon, I'm not sure how many times I'll actually use it. Here's an example of what 500mm will get you.

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    The top shot is out my back window into my neighbors driveway taken with a 50mm lens, the one below is the 500mm......ahhhhh, the power of ten.

    It has a few minor issues. There was a sticker on it that I peeled off and it left a bit of residue. If I were keeping it, I'd go out and buy something to take that off. Also, when I first used it and was turning the focus ring, there is a collar with a distance scale on it that came undone. It looked like there was some fresh adhesive underneath since it was still quite tacky.
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    P9191313 by Lukinosity (buried with work), on Flickr
    Possibly a "repair" that didn't quite take. Regardless, it still functions as it should.....except that you can't use the distance scale (which might be off anyways with the adapter in place).

    Here's a shot put back together from its' better side.....
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    P9191312 by Lukinosity (buried with work), on Flickr

    It also had a skylight filter mounted to its' underside that I didn't know about...
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    P9191314 by Lukinosity (buried with work), on Flickr
    Front and rear caps as well. The Fotodiox Pentax to m43 adapter is in excellent condition.

    It's certainly fun to play with and in the quality per dollar category for the focal length, it's hard to beat. It's just not my bag. Maybe it will be yours.

    I paid $85 for it ( https://www.mu-43.com/f17/fs-vivitar-pk-mount-500mm-f8-adapter-15915/ ), but I'm willing to take my lumps. For $75 I can ship it anywhere in the US. If any of our forum members with some verifiable feedback from overseas are interested, I can get you a shipping quote for the difference. Remarkably, it's not super heavy.

    If someone doesn't need the adapter, I don't mind keeping as I have other Pentax lenses lying about. Just let me know and I can adjust the price accordingly.
     
  2. UnivTex34

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    I'll take it, PM inbound!
     
  3. Luke

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    Payment received. Many Thanks! Your lens will be in the post in a couple days.
     
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