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1989-05

They are available in fixed-focal length models, like the economical 28mm and 35mm lenses; as well in versatile zoom lens configurations. In fact, some of the new high-tech zoom lenses, like the Vivitar 28- 210mm, offer everything from ...

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1988-01

We believe the very short physical length of the lens made TTL autofocus measuring impossible. Does this parallel, separate position cause the lens to autofocus incorrectly? We'll deal with this shortly. The 28-+70mm Vivitar weighs 16 ...


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  • Vivitar

    Vivitar 85mm f/1.8 Medium Telephoto Manual Focus Aspherical Lens for Canon EOS Rabel, 7D, 70D, 50D, 40D, 30D, 20D, 10D, 60Da, 60D, T5i, (700D) T5, (1200D) T4i, (650D) T3i, (600D) T3, (1100D) T2i, (550D) T1i, (500D) SL1, (100D) XS, (1000D) XSi, (450D) XTi, (400D) XT, (350D) Digital SLR Cameras

    Photography (Vivitar)

    The lens comes with a removable lens hood, caps, and pouch, along with a five year warranty.
    The aspherical multi-coated optics ensure bright, razor sharp images. It has a nicely damped and rubber-clad focus ring, allowing for smooth focus pulls and precision focusing. Due to its internal focusing mechanism, the physical size of the lens remains constant.
    The Vivitar 85mm F1.8 Aspherical Lens opens up new photographic opportunities you'd never get with a zoom. The focal length and aperture make it a great portrait lens. When shooting in bright conditions with fast shutter speeds and low ISOs, you'll create beautiful subject separation, and backgrounds which melt away into soft colors.
    The Vivitar 85mm lens is also a great choice for DSLR videographers. The lens mounted aperture ring works just like a professional video camera.
    Whether you are an amateur photographer, or a professional looking for an affordable portrait lens, the Vivitar 85mm F/1.8 is the perfect choice.


  • Goja

    52MM Vivitar 2.2x Telephoto and 0.43X Wide Angle High Definition w/ Macro Portion Lenses for NIKON DSLR (D5200 D5100 D5000 D3300 D3200 D3100 D3000) + Premium MagicFiber Microfiber Lens Cleaning Cloth

    Photography (Goja)
    List Price: $49.99

    NOTE: PLEASE VERIFY YOUR CAMERA'S LENS THREAD SIZE BEFORE ORDERING. This kit is compatible with 52MM lenses only. Lens sizes vary regardless of camera brand or model. Your camera's lens thread size will be marked somewhere on the lens barrel or printed underneath your lens cap. This number is always preceded by a "Ø" (diameter) symbol. For example: Ø52 = 52mm lens thread size.
    Includes lens covers, caps and soft carry pouchs.
    Backed with DigitalGoja 90-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
    52MM Vivitar High Definition 0.43x Wide Angle lens with Macro Portion and 2.2x Telephoto lens for 52MM digital and video cameras.
    Also compatible with the PENTAX (K-30 K-50 K-500 K-5 K-5 II) DSLR Cameras. 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL zoom Lens.


  • Vivitar

    Vivitar 500MR Lens 500 Mirror Telephoto Lens

    Photography (Vivitar)
    List Price: $199.99


  • Sakar International, Inc.

    Vivitar VIV-CL-52 Close-up 52mm +1/+2/+4/+10 Lens Set

    Photography (Sakar International, Inc.)

    Rating (56 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Sakar International, Inc.

    Digital Concepts

    0 3/5 Charles W. Allen "Alien" (Wilmington, DE) - See all my reviews, August 23, 2011

    These do allow for very nice macro shots.

    0 5/5 pracchia - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Vivitar VIV-CL-52 Close-up 52mm +1/+2/+4/+10 Lens Set (Electronics) I have been able to take some quite nice macro shots. I have stacked them up on a 35mm 1.8 lens and got the best results. The depth of focus will become very small making the slightest movement cause you to lose focus. I usually shoot in burst to compensate for this. You can also use programs like helicon to stack the photos to really get some amazingly sharp shots. I purchased another set for my zoom lens, but these honestly work the best on a higher aperture lens in my opinion. For the price of these it is a cheap way to get into macro photography. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 31, 2013

    Don't listen to the negative reviews.

    0 5/5 Joshua - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Vivitar VIV-CL-52 Close-up 52mm +1/+2/+4/+10 Lens Set (Electronics) I tested these with both the 18-55mm lens my camera came with and a 55-300mm lens I have. They work great individually and even work well when all 4 are stacked together, however with that many layers of glass you cant expect magazine level quality. There is definitely a range from about 40-55mm at which they work best. Too low or too high and you'll get some darkness or blur at the edges. Also, it's imperative that each piece is as clean as possible, since the slightest smudge will be noticeable. Lastly, make sure you have a tripod as it's difficult to take extreme close ups with a shaky hand. All in all though, for less than $15 this is a great way to get into macro photography.**You also might want to consider getting an external flash, as the built in flash could be blocked by the lens when you're so close to what you're photographing. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 6, 2014
    Ideal for photographing small items
    Includes nylon filter wallet
    Enables macro photography using a standard lens
    Includes +1, +2, +4 and +10 diopter filters


  • Vivitar

    Vivitar 8mm f/3.5 HD Aspherical Fisheye Lens for Canon EOS Rabel, 7D, 70D, 50D, 40D, 30D, 20D, 10D, 60Da, 60D, T5i, (700D) T5, (1200D) T4i, (650D) T3i, (600D) T3, (1100D) T2i, (550D) T1i, (500D) SL1, (100D) XS, (1000D) XSi, (450D) XTi, (400D) XT, (350D) Digital SLR Cameras

    Photography (Vivitar)

    Rating (2 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    Vivitar

    Five Stars

    0 5/5 DRAC - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Vivitar 8mm f/3.5 HD Aspherical Fisheye Lens for Canon EOS Rabel, 7D, 70D, 50D, 40D, 30D, 20D, 10D, 60Da, 60D, T5i, (700D) T5, (1200D) T4i, (650D) T3i, (600D) T3, (1100D) T2i, (550D) T1i, (500D) SL1, (100D) XS, (1000D) XSi, (450D) XTi, (400D) XT, (350D) Digital SLR Cameras (Electronics) I can not believe the near perfect quality for this cost!!! WOW!!! I MUST SAY WELL DONE VIVITAR! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 9, 2014

    Five Stars

    0 5/5 izzy goldstein - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Vivitar 8mm f/3.5 HD Aspherical Fisheye Lens for Canon EOS Rabel, 7D, 70D, 50D, 40D, 30D, 20D, 10D, 60Da, 60D, T5i, (700D) T5, (1200D) T4i, (650D) T3i, (600D) T3, (1100D) T2i, (550D) T1i, (500D) SL1, (100D) XS, (1000D) XSi, (450D) XTi, (400D) XT, (350D) Digital SLR Cameras (Electronics) excellent product and good price 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 1, 2014
    Ultra wide-angle 8mm fisheye lens with exaggerated perspective and approximately 180° angle of view, for dramatic effects
    Lens has a minimum focusing distance of 12" (30.48 cm) for enhanced close-up shots Lens includes a built-in petal-type lens hood
    Ultra-wide 180° diagonal field-of-view for APS-C size image formats--will produce a rounded image that doesn't cover the entire frame when used with compatible full frame digital cameras
    Manual focus lens with no electronic connections to the camera for automatic focus nor metering.
    Lens is constructed with hybrid aspherical lenses for outstanding, sharply defined images Lens features super multi-layer coating to reduce flare and ghost images


  • Vivitar

    Vivitar 8mm Ultra Wide f/3.5 HD Aspherical Fisheye Lens for Nikon D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D7000, D7100, D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D100, D200, & D300 Digital SLR Cameras

    Photography (Vivitar)

    Ultra-wide 180° diagonal field-of-view for APS-C size image formats--will produce a rounded image that doesn't cover the entire frame when used with compatible full frame digital cameras
    Lens has a minimum focusing distance of 12" (30.48 cm) for enhanced close-up shots Lens includes a built-in petal-type lens hood
    Ultra wide-angle 8mm fisheye lens with exaggerated perspective and approximately 180° angle of view, for dramatic effects
    Manual focus lens with no electronic connections to the camera for automatic focus nor metering.
    Lens is constructed with hybrid aspherical lenses for outstanding, sharply defined images Lens features super multi-layer coating to reduce flare and ghost images


  • Sakar International, Inc.

    Vivitar 85mm 1.4 Portrait Lens for Sony (VIV-85MM-S)

    Photography (Sakar International, Inc.)

    Rating (5 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Sakar International, Inc.

    fantastic lens

    Vivitar/ Rokinon/Samyang 85mm f/1.4 manual focus lens.I just purchased and received this lens today and I am extremely pleased with it. The focus ring glides like a pro lens, the defocused areas are smooth and buttery, the colors are very nice and it is deadly sharp. I think it is already my favorite lens. Using manual focus takes a little practice but you can develop an eye for it pretty quickly if you try. I find that slowing down to tune the focus gives me a little extra time to notice the framing, the background, and the light. It makes for more artistic photos if you allow that to happen.I highly recommend this lens.additional: A few weeks later, this is still my favorite lens. It is a special purpose lens and that is how I use it. The one thing I have noticed on the Sony A-580 is that you cannot judge exposure by what you see in the viewer. Your photo will be several stops (depending on the light) brighter that what you see. With this lens, I am... 5/5 Amazon Customer "Niko B" (Florida) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Vivitar 85mm 1.4 Portrait Lens for Sony (VIV-85MM-S) (Electronics) Vivitar/ Rokinon/Samyang 85mm f/1.4 manual focus lens.I just purchased and received this lens today and I am extremely pleased with it. The focus ring glides like a pro lens, the defocused areas are smooth and buttery, the colors are very nice and it is deadly sharp. I think it is already my favorite lens. Using manual focus takes a little practice but you can develop an eye for it pretty quickly if you try. I find that slowing down to tune the focus gives me a little extra time to notice the framing, the background, and the light. It makes for more artistic photos if you allow that to happen.I highly recommend this lens.additional: A few weeks later, this is still my favorite lens. It is a special purpose lens and that is how I use it. The one thing I have noticed on the Sony A-580 is that you cannot judge exposure by what you see in the viewer. Your photo will be several stops (depending on the light) brighter that what you see. With this lens, I am... Read more, May 24, 2012

    Awesome.

    0 4/5 cycleography - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Vivitar 85mm 1.4 Portrait Lens for Sony (VIV-85MM-S) (Electronics) Great for the price, sharp.MF takes some getting used to but its fairly easy.Love it, if you are looking for an 85mm this one is a great choice. 0, April 28, 2014

    A great lens

    0 5/5 F. W. Woodington (Van, Texas United States) - See all my reviews, May 13, 2013
    List Price: $279.99
    Angle of View: 28.3 Degrees
    Aperture Range: F/1.4 - F/20
    Minimum Focusing Distance: 3.3 ft
    13 Elements in 7 Groups
    Includes removable lens hood, lens caps, lens pouch, instruction manual, and 1 year Vivitar warranty


  • Sakar

    Vivitar +1 +2 +4 +10 Close-Up Macro Filter Set with Pouch (58mm)

    Photography (Sakar)

    Rating (43 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Sakar

    Fine product at a great price...

    0 5/5 Flat Lander "R V McCormick" (Vermont, United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Vivitar +1 +2 +4 +10 Close-Up Macro Filter Set with Pouch (58mm) (Electronics) I had tried extension tubes for close up photos of very small flowers and insects, but the cheaper ones would not allow for auto focus and aperture setting. With the tubes I needed manual focus and aperture setting on the lens, which most autofocus lenses do not have. Attaching these lenses on the filter ring allows all auto functions to work and create very clear photos. The price is remarkable as well. 0, December 2, 2012

    Great for amateur, not so for serious shooters.

    For amateur use, these close-up lenses are OK and very funny.You can make excellent portraits and take some amazing shots of small and tiny things like coins spiders or flowers.If you use them for what they are made for, normal conditions, on a standard camera, close shots and portraits they will work quite good, OK!.Used stacked on a Sony HX100V, taking advantage of its large zoom to do macro shots, they are just OK (some come out very good). But in contrasting lighting situations and particularly getting closer to the borders of the frame a strong chromatic aberration appears, the stronger the lens (+1, +2, +4 to +10) used, the stronger the chromatic aberration is gotten. But remember, that is while using the HX100V powerful zoom with Vivitars lenses stacked on it for doing extreme macro, a very exigent situation indeed.Conclusion:In high quality demanding situations, extreme macro photos, enlarging or make big prints they're not so... 3/5 aaanouel - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Vivitar +1 +2 +4 +10 Close-Up Macro Filter Set with Pouch (58mm) (Electronics) For amateur use, these close-up lenses are OK and very funny.You can make excellent portraits and take some amazing shots of small and tiny things like coins spiders or flowers.If you use them for what they are made for, normal conditions, on a standard camera, close shots and portraits they will work quite good, OK!.Used stacked on a Sony HX100V, taking advantage of its large zoom to do macro shots, they are just OK (some come out very good). But in contrasting lighting situations and particularly getting closer to the borders of the frame a strong chromatic aberration appears, the stronger the lens (+1, +2, +4 to +10) used, the stronger the chromatic aberration is gotten. But remember, that is while using the HX100V powerful zoom with Vivitars lenses stacked on it for doing extreme macro, a very exigent situation indeed.Conclusion:In high quality demanding situations, extreme macro photos, enlarging or make big prints they're not so... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 21, 2011

    Best Value filter kit

    0 5/5 Big c "the big guy in the part" (east coast of the big apple) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Vivitar +1 +2 +4 +10 Close-Up Macro Filter Set with Pouch (58mm) (Electronics) I am not a newcomer to photography or macro [closeup] photography. I have hade a camera by my side since 1970. This set of close up filters arrived very quickly and in good shape. I did a few test shots with the +10 filter, ring flash [led type] on my Rebel xs by Canon on a 50mm lens, of a Hummel. The results are fantastic. Clear, Crisp and clean. Would I buy them again...Yes 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 2, 2012
    List Price: $29.95
    Protected by 15-year warranty
    Enables macro photography using a standard lens
    Vivitar Series 1 Lens
    Includes +1, +2, +4 and +10 diopter filters
    Includes nylon filter wallet


  • Vivitar

    Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera w/ 28-70mm Lens

    Photography (Vivitar)

    Rating (42 reviews):
    (3.7/5)
    Vivitar

    under-rated!!

    this camera is really under-rated. i bought this camera on a hunch and am so glad i did. when i saw the results of my first roll of film, i was so impressed. i was considering buying the v4000 but i wanted something no one else had. this camera has some features that the v4000 doesn't have. why the v4000 is priced more than the v3800n? i will never know. this camera has a depth of field preview and a self timer. also if the batteries run out the camera still works. (batteries only control light metering) also this camera has multi exp. button which really helps,and a metering button when working with aperture. the only negatives i can find is the lack of info that is provided in the instruction manual. but if you know cameras or have other means to find out how to work this "bad boy" then this is the camera for you! the lens that comes with the camera is fairly decent. good for starting you off. it has a 1:4 macro setting which gets you started working with macro. maximum... 5/5 "enson" (Union City, CA United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera w/ 28-70mm Lens (Electronics) this camera is really under-rated. i bought this camera on a hunch and am so glad i did. when i saw the results of my first roll of film, i was so impressed. i was considering buying the v4000 but i wanted something no one else had. this camera has some features that the v4000 doesn't have. why the v4000 is priced more than the v3800n? i will never know. this camera has a depth of field preview and a self timer. also if the batteries run out the camera still works. (batteries only control light metering) also this camera has multi exp. button which really helps,and a metering button when working with aperture. the only negatives i can find is the lack of info that is provided in the instruction manual. but if you know cameras or have other means to find out how to work this "bad boy" then this is the camera for you! the lens that comes with the camera is fairly decent. good for starting you off. it has a 1:4 macro setting which gets you started working with macro. maximum... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 2, 2001

    A very underated camera

    I was concerned when I read so many negative reviews, but I was amazed at the quality When I received the camera. The complaints about the lens are unfounded, since all zoom lens' require a bit more light. But the new high speed films out there compensate. I was able to shoot in heavy overcast with 400 film no sweat. Works indoors with at flash at 125 speed, much better than the 60 speed slrs out there. The frame is made of high quality high impact polymer resin,but with a metal ring to change lens's and the camera has a very nice heft to it. I had no problems with the tripod screw stripping. The light meter only tells you if you are over, under, or at the right exposure, allowing you to make the artistic decision to adjust the aperature or speed. The lens is clear and bright. It comes with a nice collapsable lens hood, and eye hood. The shutter is crisp with a max 2000, and the film max is 3200. The shoulder strap is durable and strong, the case is excellent, both strong and... 5/5 jon charles (North East, Maryland, USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera w/ 28-70mm Lens (Electronics) I was concerned when I read so many negative reviews, but I was amazed at the quality When I received the camera. The complaints about the lens are unfounded, since all zoom lens' require a bit more light. But the new high speed films out there compensate. I was able to shoot in heavy overcast with 400 film no sweat. Works indoors with at flash at 125 speed, much better than the 60 speed slrs out there. The frame is made of high quality high impact polymer resin,but with a metal ring to change lens's and the camera has a very nice heft to it. I had no problems with the tripod screw stripping. The light meter only tells you if you are over, under, or at the right exposure, allowing you to make the artistic decision to adjust the aperature or speed. The lens is clear and bright. It comes with a nice collapsable lens hood, and eye hood. The shutter is crisp with a max 2000, and the film max is 3200. The shoulder strap is durable and strong, the case is excellent, both strong and... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 12, 2003

    Jewel in the dust! The real professional camera!

    I was looking for a replacement for my trusted but worn outmanual Pentax K-1000 SLR.Its spare parts and repair costs became very prohibitive.I didn't want to buy used and old camera for the reasons given above.I've tested at least fifteen different modern professional SLR's.I stopped experimenting only when I came across this Vivitar V3800n camera.I was amazed by the quality of the pictures and reliability of its mechanics.This camera has all features needed in professional photography.Depth of the field preview, wide range of the film speeds B-1/2000,split image focusing, multiple exposure button, flash socket and direct Xcontact.I completed two photographic seasons with this camera and purchased the secondone of the same model to keep it as a spare.All my pictures selected and sold for publishing in the magazines and journalsI'm contracting with, were performed using this professional camera.I can... 5/5 "old_school_photographer" (Portland OR) - See all my reviews This review is from: Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera w/ 28-70mm Lens (Electronics) I was looking for a replacement for my trusted but worn outmanual Pentax K-1000 SLR.Its spare parts and repair costs became very prohibitive.I didn't want to buy used and old camera for the reasons given above.I've tested at least fifteen different modern professional SLR's.I stopped experimenting only when I came across this Vivitar V3800n camera.I was amazed by the quality of the pictures and reliability of its mechanics.This camera has all features needed in professional photography.Depth of the field preview, wide range of the film speeds B-1/2000,split image focusing, multiple exposure button, flash socket and direct Xcontact.I completed two photographic seasons with this camera and purchased the secondone of the same model to keep it as a spare.All my pictures selected and sold for publishing in the magazines and journalsI'm contracting with, were performed using this professional camera.I can... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 15, 2003
    List Price: $299.99
    Hot shoe with x-contact for flash photography, synchronized at 1/125 second or slower
    Bright viewfinder with split image focusing and 3-LED display
    Easy-to-use manual single-lens reflex camera--great for beginning photographers
    Depth of field preview and multiple exposure capability
    Complete with 28-70mm f3.4 to f4.8 lens


  • Opteka

    Opteka 85mm f/1.8 Manual Focus Aspherical Medium Telephoto Lens for Canon EOS 70D, 60D, 60Da, 50D, 40D, 7D, 6D, 5D, 1Ds, 1D, Digital Rebel T1i, T2i, T2, XSi, XS, XTi, XT, T3, T3i, T4i, T5i and SL1 Digital SLR Cameras

    Photography (Opteka)

    Rating (36 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Opteka

    How can you not love this lens?

    After doing a lot of research, I decided to give this lens a try. I have a Canon 7d and I wanted a nice portrait lens on the cheap. This is a manual lens. After attatching it to my Canon 7d, I set my dial to manual and started shooting. I was amazed at the quality of this lens! At 1.8, it gives very nice depth of field. As far as sharpness goes, it is very sharp. However, I think modern photographers have gotten use to image stabilization in their lenses and maybe their technique is not as strong when you using a manual lens. If you are shooting in low light and your hands are not steady, you will not get sharp images. Yes the focus ring is stiff, but it did not hamper my shooting in any way. I could not be more pleased with this lens and its performance. I have 3 Canon L lenses and I love them dearly, but this little gem has some unique magic to it. It will be in my bag for a while. Also, this lens is not the fastest, but for portrait work, it is awesome. If you need a lens for... 5/5 steven burns - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Opteka 85mm f/1.8 Manual Focus Aspherical Medium Telephoto Lens for Canon EOS 70D, 60D, 60Da, 50D, 40D, 7D, 6D, 5D, 1Ds, 1D, Digital Rebel T1i, T2i, T2, XSi, XS, XTi, XT, T3, T3i, T4i, T5i and SL1 Digital SLR Cameras (Camera) After doing a lot of research, I decided to give this lens a try. I have a Canon 7d and I wanted a nice portrait lens on the cheap. This is a manual lens. After attatching it to my Canon 7d, I set my dial to manual and started shooting. I was amazed at the quality of this lens! At 1.8, it gives very nice depth of field. As far as sharpness goes, it is very sharp. However, I think modern photographers have gotten use to image stabilization in their lenses and maybe their technique is not as strong when you using a manual lens. If you are shooting in low light and your hands are not steady, you will not get sharp images. Yes the focus ring is stiff, but it did not hamper my shooting in any way. I could not be more pleased with this lens and its performance. I have 3 Canon L lenses and I love them dearly, but this little gem has some unique magic to it. It will be in my bag for a while. Also, this lens is not the fastest, but for portrait work, it is awesome. If you need a lens for... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 20, 2014

    Awesome lens, low price

    0 5/5 Patrick King - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Opteka 85mm f/1.8 Manual Focus Aspherical Medium Telephoto Lens for Canon EOS 70D, 60D, 60Da, 50D, 40D, 7D, 6D, 5D, 1Ds, 1D, Digital Rebel T1i, T2i, T2, XSi, XS, XTi, XT, T3, T3i, T4i, T5i and SL1 Digital SLR Cameras (Camera) This lens takes great pictures, plain and simple. I use it for my Canon Rebel T3 and it works like a charm. It's all manual focus, so those who are looking for an autofocus should look elsewhere. I use manual only so it's not a problem for me. The focus ring is very sturdy and takes some effort to move, which some people don't like. Personally, I think that this prevents me from accidentally knocking the focus off. Overall, if you're new to photography and need a good portrait lens for a low price, this is the way to go. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 1, 2014

    55 Shades of Awesome

    I've been waiting thirty years for this lens.I knew it was possible, but no lens manufacturer ever seemed ready to produce a no frills, all metal, multi-coated, multi glass elements (aspherical where needed), f1.8 or wider, absolutely top notch instrument for less than $200. Opteka at last fills the bill. I have studied digital prints with a loupe and 300% enlargements of photos on my computer. The results are staggering -- sharpness, color rendition, narrow focus and incredibly lovely bokeh are as good or better than the results of any lens in my collection. And I love lenses! I have dozens of them dating from 1965 to now.I'm also a user, specializing in Canon. My Canons of course are the cream of my collection. Only the best third party lenses are displayed with my Canons. So I never add a lens which is not a paragon of perfection (noting here that Canon herself has produced some plastic lulus that I hide in a corner of my display shelf). The Canon "L" models... 5/5 Richard Lee Fulgham "Richard Lee Fulgham" (Bel Air, MD, USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Opteka 85mm f/1.8 Manual Focus Aspherical Medium Telephoto Lens for Canon EOS 70D, 60D, 60Da, 50D, 40D, 7D, 6D, 5D, 1Ds, 1D, Digital Rebel T1i, T2i, T2, XSi, XS, XTi, XT, T3, T3i, T4i, T5i and SL1 Digital SLR Cameras (Camera) I've been waiting thirty years for this lens.I knew it was possible, but no lens manufacturer ever seemed ready to produce a no frills, all metal, multi-coated, multi glass elements (aspherical where needed), f1.8 or wider, absolutely top notch instrument for less than $200. Opteka at last fills the bill. I have studied digital prints with a loupe and 300% enlargements of photos on my computer. The results are staggering -- sharpness, color rendition, narrow focus and incredibly lovely bokeh are as good or better than the results of any lens in my collection. And I love lenses! I have dozens of them dating from 1965 to now.I'm also a user, specializing in Canon. My Canons of course are the cream of my collection. Only the best third party lenses are displayed with my Canons. So I never add a lens which is not a paragon of perfection (noting here that Canon herself has produced some plastic lulus that I hide in a corner of my display shelf). The Canon "L" models... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 14, 2013
    List Price: $229.95
    Price: $84.99
    You Save: $144.96 (63%)
    Designed to produce beautiful background blur; weighs 13.4 ounces
    85mm standard lens with f/1.8 maximum aperture and internal focus for Canon SLR cameras
    Natural angle of view and perspective is ideal for portraits and natural images
    Lens hood, caps, pouch and 5 year warranty included
    Measures 2.5 inches in diameter and 2.7 inches long (without hood)


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