>I've got a vivtar series 1 lens and the rubber grip for focusing is comingJay,>apart. Anyone have a source for rubber/neoprene sheets with the diamond
>surface used on these grips? Recomendations on glue to use?
Wish I had the answer for you. Perhaps going to the original maker of the
lens? In that way, you may still ber able to obtain the item you are seeking.
Which lens do you have? Have you asked the Vivitar newsgroup?
Yes, the Kiron's were very good lenses. Made by Kino Precision Industries,
of Japan. They made the first of the Vivitar Series One, 70-210 3.5 zooms. The
rumor is that the Kiron lenses were becoming too, close in design to the
Vivitar Series One line, and that Vivitar, through political moves, had their
US distribution rights revoked. After that, Vivitar went to Tokina for the
building of their Series One line, and then to Komine. Eventually Sigma, Baso,
Kobori, Samyang and a few other's made their lens line. They are now made by
I have and use the Kiron 28-85 2.8 zoom, and it is a very good lens,
optically and construction wise. (very similar to the Vivitar Series One,
28-90) Also have and have used the Vivitar 7 element macro converter (made by
Kiron) and have to agree with the many that state it as being the best
teleconverter ever made. If you are looking for an extremely good macro lens,
the Kiron 105 mm 2.8 is phenomenal. Goes to 1:1 life size without any adapters,
and the images are great. I love mine. The optics and construction is the
usual, great Kiron build. The Vivitar Series 1 90mm 2.5 macro, is also a very
I have the production code for the Vivitar line. If you are interested in
one of their lenses, just ask and I'll tell you who made it for them, and when.
Yeah, too bad that Kiron is no longer around. They are beautiful lenses. As are
the older Vivitar Series 1 line.
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is
invisible to the eye." ---Exupery