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Popular Science

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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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.



1636 pages

Popular Photography

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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Photography - 1977

35mm CAMERA OUTFITS VIVITAR SYSTEM 35 6 pc. Outfit ALL FOR ONLY 224 50 220 Body 50mm f 1.8 Vivitar Lens 135mm f2.8 Auto Vivitar Lens Vivitar 2x Tele Converter ■ Vivitar Mode! 200 Automatic Flash Vivitar Custom carrying case (or above ...


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360-Degree Action Cam Will Lead Expanded Vivitar POV Line

Review: Vivitar .43x Wide Angle HD Lens - YouTube
A full review of the Vivitar Wide angle lens purchased from amazon for $18. If you would like to read a full review of this lens or other products check ...

Vivitar 20mm f/3.8 M42 Vintage Lens Review - YouTube
A review of the Vivitar 20mm M42 mount lens. Also see the "Hydroponic Greenhouse" video for footage of this lens. (All interviews were shot with the 20mm)

Vivitar 70-210 Series 1 Macro Zoom Lenses - Mark Roberts ...
History and technical details of the Vivitar 70-210 Series 1 macro zoom lens. Mark Roberts is a photographer based in Boston, MA.


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  • VIVITAR

    Vivitar 85mm f/1.8 Portrait Lens (for Nikon Cameras)

    Photography (VIVITAR)

    Remarkable 28.5-degree angle of view -- 6 elements in 6 groups
    Made to fit Nikon F mount SLR cameras -- Ideal for low-light shooting and shallow depth situations
    One hybrid glass element -- Multi-layer coating to reduce flares and ghost images
    Comes complete with lens hood, pouch, front and rear lens caps
    Excellent construction and superior build quality for razor sharp images -- Minimum focusing distance of only 0.85 ft.



  • 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)

    Rating (236 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    Goja

    Don't listen to the negative reviews

    All the people trying to say that these lenses are horrible are the same people who turn up their noses at a tripod because it's not made from titanium. If you had a wide angel or telephoto lens and something happened to it, no, this won't give you the same quality photos as your $2000 lens. If you just want to take better photos with the 1 lens you have, here's what you need to know:Telephoto lens - I took shots with it attached to my 18-55mm and 55-300mm lenses. From 18-35mm there is darkness in the corners. From 18-45mm there's noticeable bowing toward the edges but past 45mm it's almost completely gone. From 100mm and up there is blurring around the outside of the image, so don't think you can turn your 300mm lens into a 600mm. That said, as long as you keep things in the 45-100mm range, eveything looks great. Not great enough to blow up on a poster or submit to Nat Geo, but odds are you don't have a camera good enough for that anyway.Wide angle lens -... 5/5 Joshua - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: 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 (Electronics) All the people trying to say that these lenses are horrible are the same people who turn up their noses at a tripod because it's not made from titanium. If you had a wide angel or telephoto lens and something happened to it, no, this won't give you the same quality photos as your $2000 lens. If you just want to take better photos with the 1 lens you have, here's what you need to know:Telephoto lens - I took shots with it attached to my 18-55mm and 55-300mm lenses. From 18-35mm there is darkness in the corners. From 18-45mm there's noticeable bowing toward the edges but past 45mm it's almost completely gone. From 100mm and up there is blurring around the outside of the image, so don't think you can turn your 300mm lens into a 600mm. That said, as long as you keep things in the 45-100mm range, eveything looks great. Not great enough to blow up on a poster or submit to Nat Geo, but odds are you don't have a camera good enough for that anyway.Wide angle lens -... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 6, 2014

    Tests conducted with a Nikon D3100

    I received a Zeikos 2X Telephoto lens and a Vivitar 0.43X wide angle converter with Macro. I tested both lenses indoors and outdoors using the Nikor kit lens (AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm) and an AF-S Nikkor 55-200mm lens, both in autofocus mode. The wide angle convertor performed well with both lenses. My only complaint was small dark areas on the corners of some of the outdoor pictures. The Telephoto worked well with the 18-55mm lens, both indoors and outdoors. Unfortunately the focus was soft with the 55-200mm lens. This could probably be overcome if you are good at manual focusing, but is a definite problem when using autofocus. In short I am pleased with the wide angle lens, but disappointed with the 2X as I had really planned on using it with the 55-200mm lens. The problem may not be the telephoto lens, but the focusing ability of the 55-200mm lens. Either way it is not usable for what I had initially intended it for.The price is excellent for two lenses and I am... 4/5 E. Anderson - See all my reviews, March 19, 2012

    Worth it

    I have a Nikon D3100. These fit right out of the box. The wide angle lens seems to work well with the few test shots I have taken so far. Like another reviewer I noticed some shadows, the edges of the lens I presume, on my pictures but only with the 18-55 lens and so far only when dialing it back for the widest angle shot. Should be easy to crop this out. I did not notice the same problem with the 55-200 lens but I have not yet had a chance to extensively test yet. I will try to update the review after the weekend. It is of course not the same as a true wide-angle lens but for the money its worth it especially if your on a budget. The telephoto lens also seems to work well, I took a few test shots and they were pretty clear. So far I am pleased with the results and cannot see sending them back. I don't think anyone will be disappointed so long as they remember these are just attachments and they have their quirks. It will take some practice to learn to use them to maximum effect. One... 4/5 max - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: 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 (Electronics) I have a Nikon D3100. These fit right out of the box. The wide angle lens seems to work well with the few test shots I have taken so far. Like another reviewer I noticed some shadows, the edges of the lens I presume, on my pictures but only with the 18-55 lens and so far only when dialing it back for the widest angle shot. Should be easy to crop this out. I did not notice the same problem with the 55-200 lens but I have not yet had a chance to extensively test yet. I will try to update the review after the weekend. It is of course not the same as a true wide-angle lens but for the money its worth it especially if your on a budget. The telephoto lens also seems to work well, I took a few test shots and they were pretty clear. So far I am pleased with the results and cannot see sending them back. I don't think anyone will be disappointed so long as they remember these are just attachments and they have their quirks. It will take some practice to learn to use them to maximum effect. One... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 6, 2013
    List Price: $49.99
    Includes lens covers, caps and soft carry pouchs.
    Backed with DigitalGoja 90-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
    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.
    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  4358W 0.43X 58mm Wide Angle Lens

    Photography (Vivitar)
    List Price: $49.99

    This lens attachment fits on all video and digital still cameras with a 58mm filter thread.
    Accepts 62mm filters
    Gives wide-angle view .43x of host lens


  • Vivitar

    Vivitar 650-1300mm f/8-16 SERIES 1 Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon D40, D60, D90, D200, D300, D300s, D3, D3s, D3x, D700, D3000 & D5000 Digital SLR Cameras

    Photography (Vivitar)

    Rating (2 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    Vivitar

    Good Aervice

    0 4/5 Dr. Cleve W. Laird - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Vivitar 650-1300mm f/8-16 SERIES 1 Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon D40, D60, D90, D200, D300, D300s, D3, D3s, D3x, D700, D3000 & D5000 Digital SLR Cameras (Camera) The Lense was sent quickly and was as advertised. After several days of use the lense was jut too big for me to handle in a crowd. The pictures taken with the lense were sharp, but the nikon back was not up to using the automation. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 14, 2012

    I'm very excited to hit the road after lots of practice with my new lens.

    0 5/5 Roxann (Delaware) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Vivitar 650-1300mm f/8-16 SERIES 1 Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon D40, D60, D90, D200, D300, D300s, D3, D3s, D3x, D700, D3000 & D5000 Digital SLR Cameras (Camera) I'm very excited to hit the road after lots of practice with my new lens. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 19, 2010
    List Price: $329.99
    Price: $194.00
    You Save: $135.99 (41%)


  • Vivitar

    Vivitar 500mm f/8 Telephoto Lens For Nikon 3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D7000, D7100, DF, D3, D3S, D3X, D4, D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D100, D200, D300, D600, D610, D700, D750, D800, D800E, D810, Digital SLR Camera - Fixed

    Photography (Vivitar)

    Rating (21 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Vivitar

    Reasonably good lens, good deal for the price.

    I received the Vivitar 500mm f/8 Telephoto Lens for Nikon today. It is pretty much what I expected. It is a manual lens which means that you can only use the camera in manual mode so no auto-focus and it does not tell the camera the f/stop or other information. That isn't a problem as I will use it primarily for astronomy pictures and it will join my other manual lenses I use for that task. The lens is really more like a small telescope having what appears to be a single (probably doublet) lens at the front. It does not contain multiple lens elements as you would find in other telephoto lenses. The primary problem with the lens is caused by this lens design and that is that the colors do not focus all at the same point. This leads to blue/violet 'fringes' around bright objects or even dark objects against a bright background. I took a few pictures as soon as I received it and in general they looked pretty good. However, on one particular image that was of a black bird on a... 4/5 Z-Field (North Texas) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Vivitar 500mm f/8 Telephoto Lens For Nikon 3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D7000, D7100, DF, D3, D3S, D3X, D4, D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D100, D200, D300, D600, D610, D700, D750, D800, D800E, D810, Digital SLR Camera - Fixed (Electronics) I received the Vivitar 500mm f/8 Telephoto Lens for Nikon today. It is pretty much what I expected. It is a manual lens which means that you can only use the camera in manual mode so no auto-focus and it does not tell the camera the f/stop or other information. That isn't a problem as I will use it primarily for astronomy pictures and it will join my other manual lenses I use for that task. The lens is really more like a small telescope having what appears to be a single (probably doublet) lens at the front. It does not contain multiple lens elements as you would find in other telephoto lenses. The primary problem with the lens is caused by this lens design and that is that the colors do not focus all at the same point. This leads to blue/violet 'fringes' around bright objects or even dark objects against a bright background. I took a few pictures as soon as I received it and in general they looked pretty good. However, on one particular image that was of a black bird on a... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 8, 2015

    Received this lens very quickly and it is as advertised ...

    0 4/5 Douglas A. (Maine) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Vivitar 500mm f/8 Telephoto Lens For Nikon 3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D7000, D7100, DF, D3, D3S, D3X, D4, D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D100, D200, D300, D600, D610, D700, D750, D800, D800E, D810, Digital SLR Camera - Fixed (Electronics) Received this lens very quickly and it is as advertised. I use it on a Nikon D3200, you have to operate it manual mode to make it work effectively. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 26, 2014

    Five Stars

    0 5/5 Frederick Peruta - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Vivitar 500mm f/8 Telephoto Lens For Nikon 3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D7000, D7100, DF, D3, D3S, D3X, D4, D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D100, D200, D300, D600, D610, D700, D750, D800, D800E, D810, Digital SLR Camera - Fixed (Electronics) the lense was exactly as ordered. Everything was excellent 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 2, 2015
    The multi-coated optics provide crisp, high contrast, and flare free images of distant subjects.
    Lens not zoomable
    This 500mm Telephoto lens is perfect for wildlife, nature, sports, and landscape photography. who wants to be hidden while taking photos of the subject.
    The aperture settings from f/8 to f/32 retain a full range of exposure and depth of field settings. With an equivalent focal distance of 750mm results due to the extension of the focal distance by 1,5!
    The Vivitar 500mm f/8 Multi Coated Telephoto is a refractor style lens, utilizing lightweight aluminum alloy construction.
    Includes T-mount adapter for digital and 35mm Nikon SLR cameras


  • VIVITAR

    Vivitar 85mm f/1.8 Portrait Lens (for Canon EOS Cameras)

    Photography (VIVITAR)

    Rating (12 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    VIVITAR

    Good performer, low price

    This Vivitar appears to be f2.0 wide open, When compared to the canon 85mm fd 1.8, it matches exactly when the canon is stopped down to f-2.0,( exposure, sharpness), however the Vivitar has better contrast. I have not compared higher f-stops as of yet. This lens is great on the pana, g6, gh2-3, or apsc, and works fine on fullframe (5d2) no vignette at all, even with hood attached. Focus barrel is smooth for 75% of the rotation, the last 25% seems to be slightly rubbing something, feels as if there's less grease on that portion of the internal mech, I've heard of this same issue on the Opteka 85mm, which I am guessing is the same lens, however the rubbing doesn't effect focusing, but you do feel and barely hear it. When using a follow focus it's less noticeable. This lens has a short throw, not ideal for a 1st AC, but it's workable with practice, I'm also hoping that with some working in, it will lessen or eliminate the rubbing all together, only time will tell. The lens body is... 4/5 maranfilms - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Vivitar 85mm f/1.8 Portrait Lens (for Canon EOS Cameras) (Camera) This Vivitar appears to be f2.0 wide open, When compared to the canon 85mm fd 1.8, it matches exactly when the canon is stopped down to f-2.0,( exposure, sharpness), however the Vivitar has better contrast. I have not compared higher f-stops as of yet. This lens is great on the pana, g6, gh2-3, or apsc, and works fine on fullframe (5d2) no vignette at all, even with hood attached. Focus barrel is smooth for 75% of the rotation, the last 25% seems to be slightly rubbing something, feels as if there's less grease on that portion of the internal mech, I've heard of this same issue on the Opteka 85mm, which I am guessing is the same lens, however the rubbing doesn't effect focusing, but you do feel and barely hear it. When using a follow focus it's less noticeable. This lens has a short throw, not ideal for a 1st AC, but it's workable with practice, I'm also hoping that with some working in, it will lessen or eliminate the rubbing all together, only time will tell. The lens body is... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 7, 2014

    Fun lens, be aware it is manual focus only

    The Vivitar 85mm f/1.8 lens is low priced, but has good performance based on my personal experiences with it. I would recommend it for someone who doesn't mind manual focusing and doesn't want to print 11x17 or larger. At 8x10, the prints from this lens are great.At the price point, you shouldn't expect Canon L glass level of performance, however, for the price you can expect to have fun with the 1.8 aperture and a decent shot.In terms of the image quality, there is some color fringing (Lightroom can fix this, so I assume Photoshop and Aperture can as well). Bokeh can be nice and creamy. I have seen sample images on-line where the bokeh was a bit harsh, however I have not YET had that experience with this lens.Build quality is OK. It feels kind of cheap and the included lens hood, if you remove it from the lens, can make the lens itself look pretty odd with the way it bulges. I just leave the hood on regardless because it doesn't add much weight and... 5/5 Stephen Lerch - See all my reviews, January 2, 2014

    I think its great overall. For people that have issues with the ...

    0 5/5 svtcontour - See all my reviews This review is from: Vivitar 85mm f/1.8 Portrait Lens (for Canon EOS Cameras) (Camera) Well this is five stars given considering its price. Its not that far off from my Canon 85mm F1.8 in terms of quality. Maybe one step down IMO but hey I mean its so cheap. I think its great overall. For people that have issues with the image quality, not sure what the issue is but mine is pretty damn sharp and good contrast and CA is not too bad. Not as good as my canon but they again its a fraction of the cost. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 10, 2015
    Comes complete with lens hood, pouch, front and rear lens caps
    Made to fit Canon EOS mount SLR cameras -- Ideal for low-light shooting and shallow depth situations
    Remarkable 28.5-degree angle of view -- 6 elements in 6 groups
    Excellent construction and superior build quality for razor sharp images -- Minimum focusing distance of only 0.85 ft.
    One hybrid glass element -- Multi-layer coating to reduce flares and ghost images


  • Goja

    58mm Vivitar Professional UV CPL FLD Lens Filter and Close-Up Macro Accessory Kit for Lenses with a 58mm Filter Size

    Photography (Goja)

    Rating (943 reviews):
    (4.7/5)
    Goja

    For the small price you get a great value. All lenses fit perfectly on my Nikon ...

    0 5/5 Carlos Alexis - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: 52MM Professional Lens Filter and Close-Up Macro Accessory Kit for NIKON D7100 D7000 D5300 D5200 D5100 D5000 D3300 D3200 D3100 D3000 D90 D80 DSLR Cameras - Includes: Vivitar Filter Kits (UV, CPL, FLD) + Vivitar Macro Close-Up Set (+1, +2, +4, +10) + Carry Pouch + Tulip Lens Hood + Center Pinch Lens Cap w/ Cap Keeper Leash + MagicFiber MicroFiber Lens Cleaning Cloth (Electronics) For the small price you get a great value. All lenses fit perfectly on my Nikon 3200 and work wonders for the small close. Have already took some good pics of flowers and small object and will recommend it for anyone that is seeking for an entry level lens kit. It's a great value for you money. 0, November 21, 2014

    You will not be sorry!

    0 5/5 songguy - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: 52MM Professional Lens Filter and Close-Up Macro Accessory Kit for NIKON D7100 D7000 D5300 D5200 D5100 D5000 D3300 D3200 D3100 D3000 D90 D80 DSLR Cameras - Includes: Vivitar Filter Kits (UV, CPL, FLD) + Vivitar Macro Close-Up Set (+1, +2, +4, +10) + Carry Pouch + Tulip Lens Hood + Center Pinch Lens Cap w/ Cap Keeper Leash + MagicFiber MicroFiber Lens Cleaning Cloth (Electronics) I purchased this package set 2 weeks ago and I can't stop playing with them...perfect and have no problems getting clear pictures even with the close ups. if you are amateur like me or just wanting to save a few bucks and avoid the high end stuff..this is it! 0, July 10, 2014

    Awesome super close ups!

    0 5/5 Rob McLean - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: 52MM Professional Lens Filter and Close-Up Macro Accessory Kit for NIKON D7100 D7000 D5300 D5200 D5100 D5000 D3300 D3200 D3100 D3000 D90 D80 DSLR Cameras - Includes: Vivitar Filter Kits (UV, CPL, FLD) + Vivitar Macro Close-Up Set (+1, +2, +4, +10) + Carry Pouch + Tulip Lens Hood + Center Pinch Lens Cap w/ Cap Keeper Leash + MagicFiber MicroFiber Lens Cleaning Cloth (Electronics) I have gotten into doing photography of flowers and wanted a way to get images with great close detail. This 4-macro lens kit is perfect. I especially like that they can be stacked to get even closer results. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 25, 2013
    List Price: $29.99
    Price: $22.99
    You Save: $7.00 (23%)
    Kit Includes: 58MM Vivitar Filter Kit (Ultraviolet UV, Circular Polarizer CPL, Fluorescent FLD) + Vivitar Macro Close-Up Set (+1, +2, +4, +10) + Filter Carry Pouch + Tulip Flower Lens Hood + Center Pinch Lens Cap w/ Cap Keeper Leash + MagicFiber Microfiber Lens Cleaning Cloth
    Backed with DigitalGoja 90-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
    Compatible with the CANON Rebel (T5i T4i T3i T3 T2i T1i XT XTi XSi SL1), CANON EOS (700D 650D 600D 550D 500D 450D 400D 350D 300D 1100D 1000D 100D 60D) with 58MM Lens wich include: EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II , EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II , EF 50mm f/1.4 USM , EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM.
    NOTE: This kit is compatible with all 58mm lenses. Please verify your camera's lens thread size before ordering. 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: Ø58 = 58mm lens thread size.


  • Vivitar

    Vivitar UV58 58mm 1-Piece Camera Lens Filter

    Photography (Vivitar)

    Rating (40 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Vivitar

    Disappointing quality for a Vivitar filter...

    I purchased this Vivitar UV Haze filter recently from Amazon (as seller & shipper) to install on a new bridge camera. Amazon's product photos showed a Vivitar Series 1 filter, so I was confident in what I ordered. The first one received was not a multi-coated Series 1 type, but a filter from Vivitar's less expensive single coated filters - if there's a coating at all. Even the "box art" is different from the one shown. Worse, the filter arrived with a cloudy film on the glass and much dust and other contaminants. Amazon, to their good credit, shipped a replacement filter immediately upon my writing to them of this problem. It arrived promptly, but again, it's not a Series 1 filter as illustrated - it was the same type as the first. Although it was cleaner than the first filter, whatever is viewed thru the filter has an unacceptable "soft focus" effect. That's an indication of poor quality control in the glass grinding and/or any coating applied. Once more, Amazon stood up and... 1/5 Cliff (Reality, U.S.A.) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Vivitar UV58 58mm 1-Piece Camera Lens Filter (Electronics) I purchased this Vivitar UV Haze filter recently from Amazon (as seller & shipper) to install on a new bridge camera. Amazon's product photos showed a Vivitar Series 1 filter, so I was confident in what I ordered. The first one received was not a multi-coated Series 1 type, but a filter from Vivitar's less expensive single coated filters - if there's a coating at all. Even the "box art" is different from the one shown. Worse, the filter arrived with a cloudy film on the glass and much dust and other contaminants. Amazon, to their good credit, shipped a replacement filter immediately upon my writing to them of this problem. It arrived promptly, but again, it's not a Series 1 filter as illustrated - it was the same type as the first. Although it was cleaner than the first filter, whatever is viewed thru the filter has an unacceptable "soft focus" effect. That's an indication of poor quality control in the glass grinding and/or any coating applied. Once more, Amazon stood up and... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 11, 2013

    Lots of reflection and flares ruined some good shots

    0 2/5 Debbie Schwartz (Philadelphia, PA United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Vivitar UV58 58mm 1-Piece Camera Lens Filter (Electronics) Not happy with the pictures this takes. Got lots of flares and reflection in my pictures. Ruined some good shots. I suspect not much anti-glare coating, if any.Cheap price, but you pay for it. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 8, 2013

    Save some money

    0 5/5 jtpeterka - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Vivitar UV58 58mm 1-Piece Camera Lens Filter (Electronics) The camera shop said you need to buy this $60.00 filter for a digital camera. Well I don't think so. This filter has done the job to protect my lens with out any negative results. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 5, 2010
    List Price: $14.95
    Protects your lens from dust and scratches
    Natural light pictures will be sharper, crisper and better balanced
    Removes & Absorbs Ultra Violet Rays



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