Topic: Kiron 30~80mm FD

This was one of a few lenses I bought over the new year period... I haven't managed to get information on this one either? I had to strip & repair it... the helicoil was misaligned, inner macro helicoil jammed & needed 3 new grub screws to secure the rear assembly..  but surprisingly easy fix on all accounts.
Anyone have one of these???

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8613/15868203004_9de3a99766_h.jpg

Re: Kiron 30~80mm FD

I'm a bit surprised no one has a lens like this one... anyway, I manage out to Aden Park today.
overcast weather.
nex-5n... I'd forgotten I'd set the shutter at 1/400sec when using the Tamron 300mm, never mind, the lens did remarkably well considering the photographer had also forgotten his glasses... lol

This is the modernised coach house  ISO 400
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8668/16073493783_ce7b21d157_h.jpg

Kids tree house  ISO 400
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8649/16071125994_857be8cfaa_h.jpg

Re: Kiron 30~80mm FD

Looks good indeed - do you really need glasses?

Re: Kiron 30~80mm FD

Minolfan wrote:

Looks good indeed - do you really need glasses?

Yes, since the end of last year, reading glasses +1.5, indoors only, & when using wee' lenses on the nex on dull days... I always doubt if they are in focus... getting old I'm afraid.
I still have the wee' Hoya & Tokina 28mm lenses to try out, all I need is some fine weather & a wee' bit of heat... now that I have a scooter that goes about anywhere, I can't wait... cool

Re: Kiron 30~80mm FD

This lens is the little brother to the Kiron/Vivitar 28-85mm f2.8-3.8 varifocus zoom. The 30-80mm is not quite as sharp as the 28-85mm f2.8. However, stopped down it is very sharp center to edge, with good contrast and color (as we can see in your photo)
Kiron Klub on yahoo has Modern Photography tests for both lenses.

Pentax LX, SMC Pentax 20mm f4; SMC Pentax-A 24mm f2.8; SMC Pentax-M 28mm f3.5; SMC Pentax-M f2.8; SMC Pentax-A 35mm f2; SMC Pentax 55mm f1.8; SMC Pentax-M 100mm f2.8, 135mm f3.5, 150mm f3.5, 200mm f4. ZOOMS: SMC Pentax-M 40-80mm f2.8-4; SMC Pentax 75-150mm f4; Kiron 30-80mm f3.5; Vivitar Series One 28-90mm f2.8-3.5. MACRO: Rikenon 105mm f2.8; Vivitar 55mm f2.8.

Re: Kiron 30~80mm FD

A few years ago I was using one reversed on extension for high magnification macro.

On 110mm extension, at f11 and at focal length 70mm it gave a field of view 3mm wide at 28mm and 10mm wide at 70mm focal lengths.

The working distances under this configuration are 45mm at 28mm and 65mm at 70mm.

Re: Kiron 30~80mm FD

amg5050 wrote:

This lens is the little brother to the Kiron/Vivitar 28-85mm f2.8-3.8 varifocus zoom. The 30-80mm is not quite as sharp as the 28-85mm f2.8. However, stopped down it is very sharp center to edge, with good contrast and color (as we can see in your photo)
Kiron Klub on yahoo has Modern Photography tests for both lenses.

Thank you for the information, it's a very helpful site
Jim

Re: Kiron 30~80mm FD

e6filmuser wrote:

A few years ago I was using one reversed on extension for high magnification macro.

On 110mm extension, at f11 and at focal length 70mm it gave a field of view 3mm wide at 28mm and 10mm wide at 70mm focal lengths.

The working distances under this configuration are 45mm at 28mm and 65mm at 70mm.

Thanks Harold, too cold for me to venture outdoors at the minute so I might give it a try.
Jim

Re: Kiron 30~80mm FD

e6filmuser wrote:

A few years ago I was using one reversed on extension for high magnification macro.

On 110mm extension, at f11 and at focal length 70mm it gave a field of view 3mm wide at 28mm and 10mm wide at 70mm focal lengths.

The working distances under this configuration are 45mm at 28mm and 65mm at 70mm.

Here are some of my first images:

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/v … hp?t=18455

Harold

Re: Kiron 30~80mm FD

e6filmuser wrote:
e6filmuser wrote:

A few years ago I was using one reversed on extension for high magnification macro.

On 110mm extension, at f11 and at focal length 70mm it gave a field of view 3mm wide at 28mm and 10mm wide at 70mm focal lengths.

The working distances under this configuration are 45mm at 28mm and 65mm at 70mm.

Here are some of my first images:

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/v … hp?t=18455

Harold

Remarkable results Harold... especially highlighted after rework. I followed your links to see your set-up as you mentioned it was quite front heavy... unfortunately I couldn't find it... not to worry, I still have to get the reversing ring & I also have a Sigma 12~24mm to repair for a friend (if possible), so I'll be busy for a wee' while.
Jim

Re: Kiron 30~80mm FD

JimH wrote:

Remarkable results Harold... especially highlighted after rework. I followed your links to see your set-up as you mentioned it was quite front heavy... unfortunately I couldn't find it... not to worry, I still have to get the reversing ring & I also have a Sigma 12~24mm to repair for a friend (if possible), so I'll be busy for a wee' while.
Jim

Jim,

There isn't a lot of weight there if you separate the flash from it. Would you prefer my 150mm Printing Nikkor setup at over 3kg? smile

I'm guessing that the repair will take until the weather warms up. wink

Harold

Re: Kiron 30~80mm FD

e6filmuser wrote:
JimH wrote:

Remarkable results Harold... especially highlighted after rework. I followed your links to see your set-up as you mentioned it was quite front heavy... unfortunately I couldn't find it... not to worry, I still have to get the reversing ring & I also have a Sigma 12~24mm to repair for a friend (if possible), so I'll be busy for a wee' while.
Jim

Jim,

There isn't a lot of weight there if you separate the flash from it. Would you prefer my 150mm Printing Nikkor setup at over 3kg? smile

I'm guessing that the repair will take until the weather warms up. wink

Harold

Ha, ha, ha... no 3kg... I'd fall over.
super glued the broken rim. I couldn't source a af/mf switch assembly, so I linked out the mf (wee' solder joint),  so the lens could be used in the meantime.
Jim