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Repair depo for a vivitar series 1 lens

I have the first of the Vivitar series 1 lens (70 X 210 F3.5) and the zoom part/macro focus movement of the lens needs lube to move smoothly. Where can I get it services?

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SOURCE: vivitar 75-300mm lens

The Vivitar brand has been bought and sold quite a few times in the past 10 years.

KEH Camera has quite a few used Vivitar lenses listed on their website. They are priced very low, from just $4 to $49, so it's highly unlikely that the lens is worth repairing.

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Vivitar Camera Lens Users Manual

Vivitar was acquired by Sakar in August 2008.

=> http://www.sakar.com/press.aspx

Try their support pages (I didn't check to see if they had manuals. The website was running very slow)

=> http://www.sakar.com/search.aspx?type=sc

Posted on Dec 24, 2008

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Posted on May 15, 2009

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SOURCE: I can't get the macro adapter to work ?

Put the macro adapter on the camera and move the camera in and out from an object to try to focus the object in the display. Remember, macro is very small, very close and very small field-of-focus. I hope this helps.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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I don't think it has image stabilization. If you use a tripod, stabilization is not important. If not, you can increase your shutter speed to compensate. Vivitar makes fair quality lenses, but you have a Nikon. I presume that you bought your Nikon because you want top quality images. If it is a matter of money, I would wait until I could afford a Nikon lens. As an alternative, consider used Nikon lenses. I generally carry a 10-24 mm DX, 28-105mm and 70-300 mm and a 60mm macro when I travel and it works well.

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What are macro's what do they do...and what does


"Macro" can mean different things on different devices, but on cameras it's always short for "macroscopic".

Macro settings basically allow the camera to focus closely on a subject: to be truly macroscopic the size of the object in front of the lens should be reproduced at 1:1 scale or better on the film plane/digital imager. Most cameras cannot do this but many can achieve 1:4 scale; i.e. the image is one quarter the size of the object.

On your camera the icons next to the switch are showing you that there's a setting for close up images (the thistle) and one for distant objects (the mountain). All regular photographic lenses have a focussing range, usually from infinity (distant objects) to perhaps a few feet away. When in macro mode the switch moves the internal lens elements to shift the range closer: the camera can no longer focus to infinity but can focus to within maybe a few inches of the lens. The photographer just has to remember to cancel the setting afterwards and on most digital cameras there will be an icon in the LCD/viewfinder as a reminder.

I hope this has been of assistance, if so please return the favour by rating my answer. If not, then please add a comment to explain what you're still having a problem with along with the precise model of Vivitar camera and I'll be happy to offer further help.

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