Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera with 50mm f/1.7 Lens

Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera with 50mm f/1.7 Lens

Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera with 50mm f/1.7 Lens

B&H # VIV3800N5017 MFR # 59880
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Product Highlights

  • Ideal 35mm SLR for Students
  • Manual Focus & Exposure
  • Manual Loading/Advance/Rewind
  • Accepts Pentax K Lenses
  • Self Timer & Depth-of-Field Preview
  • Allows Multiple Exposures
  • Built-In Centerweighted Meter
  • Simple Match Diode System
  • Shutter Requires No Batteries
  • Includes Fitted Case
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Vivitar V3800N overview

  • 1Description

A basic, all-manual SLR combination for students, the Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera with 50mm f/1.7 Lens will help you learn the art of photography the old fashioned way.  Load, advance, and rewind the film yourself.  Determine exposure manually with just a simple match diode centerweighted meter, and enter the settings on the aperture ring and shutter speed dial.  It can use any Pentax K-mount lens which has an aperture ring.  You'll only need small, long-lasting button batteries for the meter (the shutter is all-mechanical) and some film.  The V3800N is a basic camera that's a great teaching instrument and fun, too.

Though the V3800N shares many traits with other student cameras from other makers, it does have a few advantages.  You can make multiple exposures on a single frame with the V3800N, there's a self timer as well, and a depth of field preview allows you to see the actual range of sharpness in an image before making the exposure.

This version of the V3800N includes a fixed 50mm f/1.7 lens that is bright, sharp, light, and shares the focal length preferred by many famous 20th century photographers.  Its large f/1.7 maximum aperture allows you to shoot handheld in much lower light than a zoom lens.

An ideal 35mm SLR for students
Fully manual focusing, exposure control, film loading, film advance, and film rewind
Accepts all Pentax K-mount lenses with an aperture ring
Features a self timer, depth of field preview, and multiple exposure capacity (unlike many similar student cameras)
Simple centerweighted metering and match diode system
Shutter requires no batteries
Includes fitted case
Standard 50mm f/1.7 lens covers broad range of subjects and allows low-light shooting
In the Box
Vivitar V3800N 35mm SLR Camera with 50mm f/1.7 Lens
  • Two 1.5-Volt LR44 Alkaline Batteries
  • Case
  • Strap
  • Lens Cap
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Vivitar V3800N specs

    Type 35mm SLR
    Lens Mount "K" Type Bayonet
    Focus Modes Manual
    Exp. Modes Manual
    Exp. Metering Centerweighted LED metering +/0/-
    Exp. Metering Range EV 2-19 (@ ISO 100 with f/1.7 lens)
    Exp. Compensation None
    Exp. Bracketing None
    Flash None
    Shutter Speed 1/2000th to 1 Second + bulb with flash sync at 1/125th second
    ISO Range 25-3200 (manually set)
    Film Wind Manual
    Focusing Screen Fixed matte with horizontal split image
    Diopter Correction None
    Self Timer Yes
    Remote Control Takes regular mechanical cable release
    PC Terminal Yes
    Depth-of-Field Preview Yes
    Mirror Lock-Up No
    Multiple Exposure Yes
    Viewfinder Info LED (green & red) exposure indicator
    LCD Information None
    Power Source Two 1.5-Volt LR44/SR44 alkaline or lithium batteries
    Dimensions 5.3 x 2.3 x 2.0" (135 x 58 x 51mm) WxHxD
    Weight 0.98 lb (445g)
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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.1 x 5.4 x 5.3"

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