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Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by eno789, Jun 23, 2013.
From the Rose Garden in Golden Gate Park.
All nice, but I really like that last one.
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 ?
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lens mounted on 5N. Looks bigger because of wide angle.
At San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, with a Sigma Achromatic Close-Up on top.
Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, WA, USA
Lovely shots Brian.
Nice shots Can you share some shots how the lens look like in the body? How heavy the lens is?
Looks like a very zoom lens.
Very nice, Brian.
There's one picture on the previous page. The lens is not very heavy, about 400g.
California Wildflowers - My wife Jenny took these.