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Old Aug 30, 2007, 5:37 PM   #1
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I've had this Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm Macro (it is made by Kiron, I believe) for a long time, and I've never really used it very much. So, I put it on the DL this morning and snapped a few shots on the way to work. It's heavy, but my tripod seemed to support it pretty well...
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Old Aug 30, 2007, 5:38 PM   #2
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Old Aug 30, 2007, 5:39 PM   #3
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Old Aug 31, 2007, 1:13 AM   #4
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Really nice foggy shots. Love the early morning fog and the drama it puts in a photo. Ever want to give that lens a vacation send it To Alabama and Dawgs Retreat for Unused Lens. Only thing is I may forget where that lens came from!!! LOL

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Old Aug 31, 2007, 4:58 AM   #5
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Got the same lens (I guess), and really like it. Only reason I use it less is the fact that it doesn't have an A setting. Wouldn't sell it.

Great fog shot's

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Old Aug 31, 2007, 8:00 AM   #6
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Wonderful shots, as usual.That old lenssure does hold it's own against the best of them - these are lovely. Is the 70-210 about the size of the Kiron 80-200? If so, I thought it was hand-holdable up to a point. If heavier, forget it.
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Old Aug 31, 2007, 10:14 AM   #7
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Thank you all for the kind words about the pictures. I agree that the lens holds up pretty well against the newer "higher tech" zooms. Another thing that helps these images is the use of high-pass sharpening using a technique that was in a recent issue of Shutterbug mag (I believe). I can't remember which issue, but when I get home tonight I will try to add the issue and article name to this post.
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hi pass sharpening is really nice and does a good. watch out for halos. it's really easy to over do it. this liens will grow on you. it's almost as good as the pentax A70-210 and 1/2 a stop faster.

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