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Vivitar Series 1 13mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Aspherical Lens (Manual Focus)

You Pay: $299.00
Product Highlights
  • For Sony/Minolta Film & Digital Cameras
  • Manual Focus
  • Fast f/2.8 Maximum Aperture
  • 115.7° Angle of View
  • Aspherical Lens / Reduced Flare/Ghosting
  • Super Spectra Lens Coating
  • 12" (30.5cm) Minimum Focusing Distance
  • Compact, Only 3.2" (81mm) Long
  • Weighs Only 15.3 oz (434 g)
  • Petal-Type Lens Hood

The manual focusing Vivitar Series 1 13mm Ultra Wide Aspherical Lens covers a lot of territory with its 78 - 31° angle of view. This Super Spectra coated hybrid aspherical lens boasts reduced aberrations, flare and ghosting for clear image captures with accurate color rendition. This lens is compatible with both film and digital SLR cameras.

It is so compact (3.2", 81mm long) and lightweight (15.3 oz, 434 g) the Series 1 13mm f/2.8 is suitable for a broad range of photo opportunities whether you are traveling, or on vacation shooting indoors and outdoors. With a minimum focusing distance of only 12" (30.5cm), try moving in really close to your subjects. With a portrait or a still life, for example, you can capture your subject with a very unique perspective. At its widest focusing distance you can capture beautiful photos of landscapes, nature, architecture, groups of people and much more.

Performance
Focal Length 13mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 115.7°
APS-C Picture Angle: 93.9°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.00' (30.5 cm)
Magnification 0.22x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Elements/Groups 14/12
Diaphragm Blades Not Specified By Manufacturer
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus No
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread None
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.5 x 3.8" (8.89 x 9.65 cm)
Weight 1.3 lb (590 g)
Vivitar Series 1 13mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Aspherical Lens (Manual Focus)
  • Lens Hood
  • Soft Case
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • 1-Year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty
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    VivitarSeries 1 13mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Aspherical Lens (Manual Focus)
     
    4.0

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    4.0

    very good for the price

    By Hamed

    from UAE.Dubai

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Blurry Focus
    • Heavy
    • Weak Casing

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Video

    Comments about Vivitar Series 1 13mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Aspherical Lens (Manual Focus):

    Im using this lens with Sony A37, the lens is good for landscape

    At 2.8 the image become too soft and near out of focus look !!

    the best performance for this lens @ F/8 - F/16

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    4.0

    Great quality lens, but fully manual.

    By kidmuto

    from New York, NY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great picture quality

    Cons

    • Fully manual

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Vivitar Series 1 13mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Aspherical Lens (Manual Focus):

    I bought this lens primarily for landscape photography. The quality of the photos taken with this lens have turned out to be fantastic - cristal clear with no fisheye, vignetting, or lens flares.

    The downside is that the lens is completely manual - you will need to set the aperture on the lens itself, and set the shutter speed accordingly on the camera. There is also no autofocus. Inotherwords, if you know what you are doing you will get great photos with this lens, but if you an amatuer may have a difficult time getting it to work.

    Also note that no filters/attachments can be added to this lens. It comes with a somewhat flimsy soft case - I would recommend a hard case to protect this investment.

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