vivitar lens repair question

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by kingsnake11, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. kingsnake11

    kingsnake11 Guest

    I have an older vivitar series 1 70-210 zoom with a Yashica/Contax mount.
    It is a great lens and has been used to take many pictures of the years.
    Recently, the stopping down mechanism stopped working and I can see that the
    brass bar that connects the outer stop down lever has come detached. Does
    anyone know if there a repair manual available for this lens or an exploded
    diagram of the Y/C mount? I am told that repairing the lens commercially
    would be too expensive and more than the lens is worth, however, as I really
    like the lens, I would like to repair it myself. No help at all from
    Vivitar :-(

    Reverend Giovanni "Johnny" Stunada
    kingsnake11, Jul 25, 2003
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    ROBMURR Guest

    ROBMURR, Jul 26, 2003
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  3. Let's check that link again.
    Randy Stewart, Jul 26, 2003
  4. bit OT, but would anyone care to quote me value of this lens (Vivitar Srs1
    70-210/2.8-4.0).. mine is Canon FD mount, boxed with all instructions,
    leather box etc



    Igor / Belgrade
    Salinger Igor, Jul 26, 2003
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    Mike Guest

    Try past auctions on eBAY, your local camera stores and KEH.
    If you are trying to fix a value based on local values then ask a local
    camera stores if you have any,
    what they would pay to purchase the lens in good working order; then double
    that price.
    Mike, Jul 26, 2003
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