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01-19-2010, 08:40 AM   #1
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kiron 70-210mm f4 'a'-opinions/use

i really can't find too much on the 'net' regarding this lens...
it does have the 'a' setting.....
anyone out there have experience with this lens... and your
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01-19-2010, 09:11 AM   #2
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That'll be the big one with the zoom lock and focus stops on it?

They're pretty nice, as I recall. Kind of a handful, but a friend or two had one when I was in high school. We loved Kiron. I think it may be one of, or the only Kiron lens that had an 'a' setting. (This really wasn't a big deal at the time: most folks who wanted Kiron seemed pretty skeptical of automation, anyway, and 'm' lenses still worked fine on everything,) and I wasn't shooting Pentax in 35mm very much, anyway.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ratmagiclady Quote
That'll be the big one with the zoom lock and focus stops on it?
If it is, I would buy it without hesitation. I haven't ever seen one with a KA mount. There are versions with and without focus stops. I think it's a very nice lens. Its competitor would be an A 70-210/4, or the Vivitar Series 1s, to give you an idea of price. I haven't used those lenses but I would not be surprised if the Kiron was at least as good, and related to one of the Vivitars.

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