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01-24-2012, 03:52 PM   #1
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Vivitar "stovepipe"

I picked up one of these from KEH for 20 bucks. Vivitar (Kiron) 28-85 f2.8-3.8. I think they are referred to as "stovepipe". Anyway, seems like a nice lens, but man is it heavy. Glass looks really good in this one, I've only shot a couple of test shots just to make sure it works. I'm a little afraid of the weight doing damage to the camera body if I put it on a tripod or don't support the lens with my hand. Anyone else have this lens?

If it doesn't work out I can always use it as a weapon against perps and critters.

01-24-2012, 04:01 PM   #2
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dont worry about weight damaging your lens or camera, otherwise, i'm pretty sure i would've broken my camera several times already with some rather heavy fast teles
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