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Vivitar SLR-KIT
5.6 out of 10

Vivitar SLR-KIT

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Reviews and Problems with Vivitar SLR-KIT

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Overall 4
4.0

I just didn't get a good one. On the plus side

Rick R., Amazon
29 January 2015
  • Summary: I purchased this lens for one reason; to photograph the moon. Unfortunately, the images produced are not sufficiently sharp - even using a shutter release and fast shutter speed. At this price point, I imagine there is considerable variability in quality.
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Overall 4
4.0

the mirror lens is a really cool idea, but the distortion thrown into the image ...

Jake, Amazon
11 September 2014
  • Summary: the mirror lens is a really cool idea, but the distortion thrown into the image by getting bounced back and forth so many times before reaching your sensor, leaves you with something to be desired when taking photos. and that something is sharpness.
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Overall 6
6.0

Vivitar 500MR lens Mirror Telephoto Lens

RugRat, Amazon
15 July 2014
  • Summary: The Vivitar 500MR lens Mirror Telephoto Lens was well made but after hours of testing and hundresd of photo's on a Nikon D70S and a New Nikon D3200, on tripod and with remote shutter release I could not get a decent photo no matter what settings I used, I really hated that it would not take a decent...
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Overall 8
8.0

really compact

Amazon Customer, Amazon
25 March 2014
  • Summary: a small lens for its 500mm size but works good, have to fill in the rest because of word requirement
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Overall 10
10

Mirror lens

Jasper Holland, Amazon
11 December 2013
  • Summary: Utter simplicity. The lens is all I thought it would b and then some. I strongly reccomend this product to anyone.
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Overall 10
10

Reach out and Touch someone!!!

Joe D. Martin, Amazon
4 December 2013
  • Summary: Grerat lens...like all of the mirror type lenses a bit touchy focus. It says it has a 72mm front filter size...and I wanted to put a lens hood on it...but it is NOT 72mm...
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Overall 2
2.0

Impossible to focus even at a quarter million miles

Larry Gillham, Amazon
23 May 2013
  • Summary: I made a mistake and tried to buy a very long lens, very cheaply. The lens really doesn't cost anything and that is exactly what you get. The lens I received simply CAN NOT be focused.
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Overall 10
10

Best bang for the buck

J. Grilli "Piano Dude", Amazon
2 April 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this used, however, if I didn't know it was "used", I would've thought it was new. A much better product than the older f/6.3 version due mainly to the smaller size. Photos are sharp with very little of any aberrations.
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Overall 10
10

Great value, but this lens is not for everybody.

Beulah "Beulah", Amazon
28 February 2012
  • Summary: I've only spent an hour or so testing this lens, but so far I'm quite happy with it. But be realistic, this is NOT an "L" class lens, nor is it "fast glass"! For $100 (in round numbers), however, it is fairly decent. First, be sure to order an adapter that fits YOUR camera to go with it.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent value

Robin, Amazon
15 February 2011
  • Summary: Solid quality construction. Sturdy, yet lightweight, and doesn't have the least "dinky" feel to it. Very smooth focus ring with just the right amount of resistance. This f/8.0 version is, with its 72mm diameter, very portable and quite a bit smaller than the f/6.3 variant with its 92mm diameter.
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