Reviews and Problems with Vivitar 7mm f/3.5 Series 1
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Works great. Nice clear focus across pretty much the entire ...
Seabrook J. Griffin, Amazon
2 January 2015
Summary: I use this contraption to make spherical panoramas. Works great. Nice clear focus across pretty much the entire mega-wide field of view. Things get a little rough around the edges, but by and large the images are fabulous.
Summary: I purchased this lens for use with my 50D to capture pictures and video of the city of Tokyo during my recent trip to Japan. This lens is manual, which at times made it tricky to set the right focus to get my images sharp. I found that my Camera also needed exposure bracketing adjustments to get the images right in any mode other than full manual. I was shocked that the plastic lens cover simply fell to pieces after a few months of use.
very easy to follow and you'll be taking shots within a ...
GP OPA, Amazon
26 June 2014
Summary: I Used this item as soon as it arrived. it was accompanied a set of setup instructions. very easy to follow and you'll be taking shots within a few minutes. I am pleased with the photos. This is an inexpensive way to get started having fun.
Summary: When I opened the box and saw the lens...well, I can't believe this kind of cheap thing cost me 200+ dollars. The focus ring is so cheap that it's like a toy. At that time, I regret to buy it. But thing changed when I tested it on field. The image is so good with super high resolution! I am surprised about its resolution at really small aperture. In addition, this lens give sharp image and sharp seems not depends on aperture much. Of course, it is not a perfect lens.
Summary: When i bought this lens I thought I wanted the widest fisheye possible. I don't know if this is the widest lens available (at least for cropped sensors) but it's PLENTY wide. You can easily get 180 degree views. Everything on it works great. The focus ring is very smooth and solid. The images aren't the most crisp I've ever seen but for a manual fisheye it's good enough for me.
Summary: This is a great lens overall, however I wish I would've realized how far away 7 mm is. The lens is not for close up fisheye that's for sure. However if you're on top of a skyscraper or building and want a beautiful fisheye look over the city this is the perfect lens. Not sure how useful it is for everyday shooting, but it sure is a cool lens.
Summary: For a cheap Fisheye this thing is great. It feels solid and is. I prefer the vivitar to the Rokinon which feels a little cheap. The same way the 50 mm 1.8 canon lens feels cheap, light plastic. I believe the Rokinon vs. the vivitar is the same glass though. Its sooo WIDE!!
Summary: For the money it is a great deal! It is a fun lens and I am just learning photography slowly experimenting. My review is not a technical one but the lens keeps making me want to test it out in all environments while I am out and about. I am getting more fun value out of it than I paid for it monetarily. I am researching lenses and this one seemed to fit the bill for a super wide angle lens to play with and learn this view type's dimension. Try it you'll like it.