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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Cameras (FILM) > Classified #184954

For Sale: 75mm - 260mm F/4.5 Zoom Universal Mount Lens (SOLD!)

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Well I have completed some extensive lens testing with my Canon D60 and am narrowing my lens selection down a bit. All of these lenses are in decent shape and are quite usable. No lens caps unless pictured. In a lot of cases, my choice was to keep a good T-mount lens over an equally good M42 mount lens. In a few cases, I ended up with two identical lenses, and some just weren't as good as the others in my collection. These are all M42 Pentax/Universal screw mount lenses. Adapters can be purchased for $10-$15 that will make them work with Canon FD, Canon AF (EOS), Yashica, Contax, Pentax K, Minolta, etc. Nikon adapters are available, but need a relay lens to reach infinity focus and cost around $100. These are easily adaptable to most CCD cameras and are perfect for use with starlight express cameras.

This lens is a Vivitar f/4.5 75mm - 260mm zoom lens. Very little internal dust, and in very good condition. Everything works and it takes great pictures. To be honest, I love this lens, but I am buying a sigma APO zoom with focus and zoom locks and this will be unnecessary. This lens is a bit finicky at the extreme ranges of the zoom. If you push it right up to the stops, the lenses can get misaligned slightly and cause prickily stars. The secret is to go to the stops and then back off slightly. Easy to focus and great for framing shots due to the zoom and rotating tripod collar. You can't go wrong here. Asking $80 shipped.

CAMERA FOV at 75mm
35mm 27.5*
D60/D30 16.9*
1/4" CCD 4.9*
1/3" CCD 6.7*
1/2" CCD 9.7*
1" CCD 19.4*

CAMERA FOV at 260mm
35mm 7.9*
D60/D30 4.9*
1/4" CCD 1.4*
1/3" CCD 1.9*
1/2" CCD 2.8*
1" CCD 5.6*

I prefer Paypal or postal money orders. I have several lenses listed so check them all out.


Paul McCarl

P.S. The red fringes on the right side are from dark current in the D60.


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