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Old Jun 1, 2006, 1:31 PM   #11
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The one I have is one of the Vivitar "cult" lenses that were way ahead of their time in the 70's and 80's. They are said to be of "professional quality" (whatever that means) and were very expensive when they were new ($300+ in 1976, I beleive).
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Old Jun 1, 2006, 9:10 PM   #12
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Welcome to the wonderful world of being able to reach out & touch the subject!!! I just got my first 500mm (Sigma 170-500 f5-6.3) off of Ebay that was just too nice of a deal to pass up! All that I can suggest is getting a good tripod (or monopod) that you can get to be really good friends with, because they can make or break your photography. I've got a Promaster 6200 that I really like but it's a little too light weight but it was reasonablly priced for what I wanted & I've also got a small Cobra 230 that I bought when I was in Ireland (realized that I HAD to have one to use my 300mm) but I always keep it on my pack because as soon as I don't take my big one, I need a tripod :angry:!!!

Has anyone used a monopod & found it more valuable than a tripod yet??? I 've been thinking about getting one but.....

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Old Jun 1, 2006, 9:20 PM   #13
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I regularly use a monopod for sports phootgraphy and I love it.



This is for lens from my 200mm Vivitar Series 1 up to my Vivitar 400mm.

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Old Jun 1, 2006, 9:40 PM   #14
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I also use a monopod regularly to shoot sports. The one I have is a slik and it works well for me.
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Old Jun 2, 2006, 7:25 PM   #15
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Here is a shot from my vivitar series 1 200mm prime
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Old Jun 2, 2006, 7:59 PM   #16
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i also have one on the way. s1 105mm f2.5

i'll probably bore all of you with macros now..

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Old Jun 3, 2006, 12:15 AM   #17
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Macros are never boring to me - love looking at flowers (more so than insects, but I can still appreciate the spiders).
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