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Showcase Kiron 70-150mm f/4

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by eno789, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    From the Rose Garden in Golden Gate Park.

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  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
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    Jim
    All nice, but I really like that last one.
     
  3. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
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    Amazing bokeh. This could make an ultimate portrait lens.

    I have Kiron 80-200/4.5 and if this lens is smaller, it could be a perfect travel tele, especially with a teleconverter.

    What mount is it in ? Care to post a shot of the lens mounted on camera ?
     
  4. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    Not maybe ultimate portrait lens but as this is one of so called good old zoom lens and it's production was low and Kirons suffer from mechanical problems good luck finding good sample. However Kiron made similar zoom (or many, don't know but this one) for Vivitar (Vivitar 70-150mm f/3.8 Close Focusing Auto Zoom).
     
  5. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    This lens is much smaller compared to most 70,80 - 200,210mm. It's a very good travel mid-tele.

    Mine is in Nikon F mount. I'll take a picture of the lens mounted on camera.

    For < $50, I can highly recommend it. I think it's basically the same as Vivitar 70-150mm/3.8 one ring version.
     
  6. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Don't know about Kiron mechanical problem. Mine is fine. A common problem of Kiron lenses, is oil on aperture making sticky aperture.

    The famous Nikon Series E 75-150mm/3.5, a little faster and bigger, often suffer zoom creep. It was said that Nikon was also made by Kiron according to Nikon spec.
     
  7. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
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    I have 2 Kiron lenses and a teleconverter. Both are operating just fine. One has traces of dried oil on the back of front element (no visible impact on IQ), the other has some oil on one aperture blade (but no sticking). The TC is in perfect shape, from what I can see.

    All three are very good optically, and I am starting to get real appreciation for Kiron brand.
     
  8. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    Yes, fine lens if don't suffer from sticky blades or fungus. I think that they used wrong grease with some of their lenses and this is causing both problems (I think that fungus is using the grease as food and many cases the "fungus" is grease). I wouldn’t seek that Kiron but would buy it if I would get it economically but it is rare. The Vivitar one is quite common & cheap. The two ring variant might be better for me.

    I don't know IQ differences with Nikon 75-150/3.5 but there are some reviews of both of them and they seem to be very close. The Kiron one is lighter so I would probably take it instead of Nikon.
     
  9. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Lens mounted on 5N. Looks bigger because of wide angle.

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  10. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    At San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, with a Sigma Achromatic Close-Up on top.

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  11. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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  12. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
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    Excellent pics!
     
  13. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
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    Beautiful.
     
  14. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, WA, USA

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  15. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

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    Jim
    Lovely shots Brian. :)
     
  16. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

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    Alex
    Nice shots :) Can you share some shots how the lens look like in the body? How heavy the lens is?
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  17. claude

    claude TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Looks like a very zoom lens.
     
  18. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

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    Very nice, Brian.
     
  19. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    There's one picture on the previous page. The lens is not very heavy, about 400g.
     
  20. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    California Wildflowers - My wife Jenny took these.

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