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04-27-2013, 10:11 AM   #1
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K-01 and heavy lenses

Just wondering if the K-01 is strong enough to support a heavier lens (e.g. Vivitar Series 1 70-200 f2.8-4) on a tripod without distorting the mount. Does anyone know?


04-27-2013, 11:23 AM   #2
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Huh. May heaviest lens is the Samyang 14mm (530 grams). While its a big awkward to use, especially because it is MF, I don't worry about it bending the mount. Not sure how much heavier the Vivitar is, though. A lot of heavy lenses also come with their own tripod mount and you might be able to purchase a "universal" one
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I've used the A*300mm f4 (850g) on the K-01's tripod mount with no concerns.. I was surprised at how solid it was compared to my K20D. The K-01's metal body is considerably more rigid than the K20's poly bottom.

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