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06-01-2009, 09:18 PM   #1
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Sticky Vivitar 70-210mm series 1?

My Vivitar 70-210mm series 1 (Kiron) zoom lens is really hard to focus or zoom correctly because the zoom/focus ring is quite sticky while sliding it back and forth. Any suggestions on making the focus/zoom ring slide smoothly?

06-02-2009, 12:36 AM   #2
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I have the same problem with my Vivitar Series 1 28-105... Initially, I thought the lens was terribly soft. Well, it is soft, but not terribly so, and it gives so nice colors that I want to keep it. Difficult to use in macro mode--what I do is to focus the best I can and shoot 3-4 frames in high speed burst mode. Anyway, it's not a lens for narrow DOF.

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Disassembly, inspection, cleaning, fresh grease. A job for someone with experience.
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