Last updated (06 Aug’11):
The Vivitar 7mm f/3.5 features 7mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/3.5. The lens construction has 10 elements in 7 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 180 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 1′ (30.48 cm). The Vivitar 7mm f/3.5 lens weighs 1.60 lb (726 g) and it measures 4.0 inches in diameter and 5.0 inches long.
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Vivitar 7mm f/3.5 Reviews
Kurtmunger reviews the Vivitar 7mm f/3.5 and writes;
“The Vivitar 7mm F/3.5 fisheye turned in a good performance and is fun to use, just remember when shooting with this type of lens; good results are predicated on good composition, with lighting a distant second. Don’t worry about sharpness, color fringing, and all the other stuff that has little to do with making a good picture. If you’re outdoors, stop it down to F/11 and set focusing to infinity and shoot! To meter correctly, just check your LCD and adjust as necessary. It’s an easy lens to use, don’t be fooled by the all manual operation.”
Vivitar 7mm f/3.5 User Reviews
Focusing ring doesn’t make a difference
“I bought this fisheye to use with an Nikon D300. I’ve being using this lens for just a week now and the pictures show good quality so far. I didn’t try it in a great variety of light situations but I’ll update this review when I try it harder.” – by Esther Flesch
good starter fisheye lens
“very good lens! prefect fisheye for the experimenting novice or even for the advanced photographer looking to save a buck.” – by photogrl
Vivitar 7mm f/3.5 Sample Photos
Vivitar 7mm f/3.5 User Manual
Vivitar 7mm f/3.5 Specifications
The Vivitar 7mm SERIES 1 Fisheye Lens is an excellent addition to any photographer’s collection, giving users the ability to expand their creativity and capture incredible scenes from a truly unique perspective.
This lens, when used with cameras with an APS-C image sensor, creates images with an expanded perspective, including images with a creatively deformed outlook and a sharp pan focus that extends throughout the entire frame. By offering a 180-degree angle of view, this fisheye lens can be used to create amazing image expressions that cannot be seen by the human eye, such as exaggerated perspective and distortion. The minimum shooting distance (just 12 inches) and large depth of field also provide amazing close-up shots.
In addition, this lens incorporates the latest optical multi-coating techniques. The process of multi-coating assures virtually flare-free photographs even under adverse lighting conditions, resulting in crisp, high-contrast pictures.
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