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Vivitar 7mm f/3.5 Series 1 Fisheye Manual Focus Lens for Sony/Minolta Mount

B&H # VI735SM Mfr # 7MMS
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This Vivitar 7mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens is suitable for both artistic and technical photography. Extreme-wide angle lenses are pleasingly distorted in a hemispherical projection, resulting in an image that looks like the eye of a fish.

Best suited for APS-C sized sensors
180° diagonal angle of view
Multi-coated glass reduces flare and aberrations
Performance
Focal Length 7mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 180°
Minimum Focus Distance 1' (30.48 cm)
Magnification Not Specified By Manufacturer
Maximum Reproduction Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Elements/Groups 10/7
Diaphragm Blades Not Specified By Manufacturer
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus No
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread None
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 4.0 x 5.0" (10.16 x 12.70 cm)
Weight 1.60 lb (726 g)
Vivitar 7mm f/3.5 Series 1 Fisheye Manual Focus Lens for Sony/Minolta Mount
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    Vivitar7mm f/3.5 Series 1 Fisheye Manual Focus Lens for Sony/Minolta Mount
     
    4.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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        4.0

        great, inexpensive lens

        By Jens

        from Southbay, CA

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            Comments about Vivitar 7mm f/3.5 Series 1 Fisheye Manual Focus Lens for Sony/Minolta Mount:

            was a slight learning curve for me to work with a full manual lens.
            But pictures are great. At the right settings it is fairly easy to take awesome wide angle pictures that are pretty sharp all around.
            Not for pixel peeker but really great for my monitor or TV.
            I recommended it to a friend.

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            5.0

            A Super fun lens

            By A77 Oz User

            from Australia

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            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Photography
              • Video

              Comments about Vivitar 7mm f/3.5 Series 1 Fisheye Manual Focus Lens for Sony/Minolta Mount:

              You really cannot beat the price.

              It's a very sharp, very fun lens to use.

              You just have to watch your feet so they're not in the frame if you tilt down at all.

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              5.0

              A Great Fisheye Lens for Sony Alpha

              By Camera KJ

              from Tacoma, WA

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              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Great aspect
              • Rugged

              Cons

              • NONE

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Special interest photogra

              Comments about Vivitar 7mm f/3.5 Series 1 Fisheye Manual Focus Lens for Sony/Minolta Mount:

              I also have the Sony 16mm fisheye. This lens is great for the DT type cameras and offers a wider range than the Sony, especially on my a700, a200 and a100 cameras. Do not be fooled by the manual operation - this lens is really easy to use and provides excellent quality.

              I read another review online that gave this lens high marks and I was tempted into buying it. I'm so glad I did. If you like the fisheye aspects, you've got to add this one to your glass collection!

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              5.0

              Don't let "Manual" scare you away!

              By UhOh, I can't think of a clever nickname

              from Chicago, IL

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Poor in Low Light

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Video

              Comments about Vivitar 7mm f/3.5 Series 1 Fisheye Manual Focus Lens for Sony/Minolta Mount:

              The Vivitar is an extremely fun lens to use. The distortion it provides is excellent, and it can produce very sharp images if focused properly, which is usually easy to do with a fisheye. The lens seems to be made very well, it's heavy and the focusing ring is dampened nicely. One thing I've noticed so far is that it handles direct sun very well, even when it's in the center of the image.Some things to think about:1 - The maximum aperture is f/3.5, so it's not the greatest thing to use in low light. If you shoot indoors a lot, I suggest getting a fast prime lens if you don't have one. ($150-$250 for Sony's cheaper models, and I've heard GREAT things about them)2 - Something that disappoints me is the minimum focus distance for this lens. (About 12" (305mm) I guess I was hoping to get up close to subjects and get some funny distortion, but with a 7mm lens, 12" away feels like a mile. :(Conclusion: The Vivitar is constructed very well, it's insanely fun to experiment with, and it's priced very nicely at [$]. It's manual, but so what? If you want a fisheye on your APS-C camera and don't want to pay $500+, this is it!P.S. - Watch out for your feet at the bottom of the images when using this thing. ;)

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