Vivitar 800mm f/8.0

Last updated (07 Aug’11):

The Vivitar 800mm f/8.0 features 800mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/8.0. The lens construction has 8 elements in 8 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 3 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 1.73m (5.7ft) and has a filter size of 30.5mm. The Vivitar 800mm f/8.0 lens weighs 2.85lbs and it measures 4.37 inches in diameter and 5.69 inches long.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

User Opinions

Vivitar 800mm f/8.0 User Reviews

Powerful lens, crisp images, affordable
“As a professional, I depend on good glass that delivers performance and crisp images quickly and dependably. This lens fills this need and then keeps on going. It focuses in a snap without the risk of the aberrations found in even high end refracting lenses. It is a hefty lens however and the newcomer to these type lenses will need to get in some minimal practice time or expect to use a support system. This lens is perfect for sporting events and especially nature photography.” – by Laird Photography
Rating: ★★★★★

Good construction,Limited uses
“Very good construction and materials. Manual focus, “you better have good eyesight”! Limited usage,”good for wildlife in good lighting”. Heavy,”tripod is a must”.” – by Fred
Rating: ★★★★☆

Cheap and fun
“I own a Canon 7D so that makes this lens equivalent to 1260mm. It open a whole world of possible photos that were not accessible before. The lens seems reasonably robust (for the modest price) and produces sharp, clear photos. The donut-shaped bokeh is really lovely.” – by Grungly
Rating: ★★★★☆

Nice bokeh and reasonable sharpness
“Limited use so far, so rating is based on only a few images. The lens has nice bokeh and reasonable sharpness and contrast in initial evaluation. Tripod or monopod will be required unless high ISO (and thus high shutter speed) or flash are used. High ISO will be OK for auto racing and baseball–will have to wait for the seasons to start to evaluate. With the T-mount, the lens scale is not on top with the lens mounted, but that may be adjustable. Heavy, which will help in hand-holding shots (I hope).” – by PhotoMoe
Rating: ★★★★☆

good value for money and light weight
“I just tested this new baby out, it’s super light for a tele lens. I’ve already get info from internet about pro-cons of mirror lens and they are true, so it doesn’t surprise me about the slightly less contras, doughnut bokeh” – by Gustavo Espinosa
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Features & Specifications

Vivitar 800mm f/8.0 Specifications

The Vivitar 800mm f/8.0 lens is an excellent choice for any long-distance application (e.g. outdoor sports, wildlife, news photojournalism, etc). This Telephoto lens is ultra lightweight for its focal length. This is achieved by using and advanced reflex design. The Vivitar 800mm Mirror Lens is an excellent choice for digital SLR cameras.

* Super Spectra coatings
* Aluminium alloy construction
* Full-time manual focus override
* Focus preset function allows
* Circular aperture
* Uses T-mount adapter (not included)
* Fits film and digital SLR cameras

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