Vivitar 24mm f2.8 – Minolta MD Mount
Vivitar 24mm f2.8 for Minolta SR/MC/MD mount.
This is a late model Vivitar 24mm (serial 97102451) suitable for use with any Minolta Manual focus camera using the SR mount. The lens features the later MD mount coupling tab making it suitable for late generation Minolta camera which used the MD tab for program mode.
The serial number indicates this was most probably made by Cosina.
The lens is in near mint condition with a very smooth focus, snappy reactive aperture and perfect optics.
A fraction of the price of a Minolta 24mm this lens performs very well in use – will be supplied with lens caps and a good condition UV filter.
Vivitar lenses were manufactured by a range of manufacturers. The prefix of 9 in this ones serial number indicates Cosina were the manufacturer. Cosina made a great many lenses for cameras and were often the sub contractor for Nikon and Olympus.
No restoration carried out other than external cleaning. the lens is fully operable and works well.
No test pics available for tis lens.
Please be aware that the cameras and lenses for sale can be up to 50 years old. They have been serviced and/or checked and are always as good as they can be made, but please don’t expect them to be flawless as if they were made yesterday.
All lenses of this age exhibit some small particles of dust and coatings are not up to modern standards. Cameras will exhibit some wear signs and likewise may have small dust specks in their viewfinders or focus screens. These do not affect the picture in any way.
ANY problems or issues will be described in the main text which you are advised to read carefully.If you are unfamiliar with film cameras we suggest you do some online research and read the manuals which are freely available from online resources.
We are enthusiastic film fans and spend our time hunting cameras and lenses that have been or are being unloved. We then spend hours to bring them back to fully working and clean condition, ready for a new lease of life with you We always change the film seals, give the camera a clean/service and make sure its fully working before we sell it on to you.
Most lenses are cleaned, re-lubricated and all of their functions checked prior to sale so you know they will work, full details will always be in the text. All items are packed safely for transit using proper packing material NOT something the cat was sick in. Having been stung both on eBay and by dealers alike who often know very little about film cameras we decided to offer people a chance to experience film using a camera that will last for many years and which we can say for sure works reliably
Mel & Claire