Vivitar 650-1300mm f/8-16 Manual Focus Lens

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The Lens Provides an Economical
Introduction to Extreme Telephoto Photography

Vivitar 650-1300mm f/8-16 Manual Focus LensThe Vivitar 650-1300mm f/8-16 Manual Focus Lens is an extreme telephoto zoom lens which offers an economical introduction to extreme telephoto photography, allowing you to go all the way to 1300mm. The lens features a 650-1300mm zoom range, but has only one effective aperture at any focal length, which progresses from f/8 at 650mm to f/16 at 1300mm. The lens uses multi-coated elements for reduced flare and increased light transmission. It features a T-mount, and simple T-mount adapters screw on the lens and make this lens adaptable to fit almost any current or even discontinued camera model.

This lens features a T-mount, and this kit includes a T-mount adapter for the Nikon SLR (F mount) camera system. You can also use other T-mount adapters, which will make this lens adaptable to fit almost any current or even discontinued camera system.


  • Incredible zoom range
  • Multi coated elements for reduced flare and increased light transmission
  • Tripod mount
  • Uses T mount adapter (not included)
  • Front & rear lens caps
  • Can be used with film and digital SLR cameras

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Type: Zoom/Focus Control - Two-Touch

Minimum Focusing Distance: 16ft (5m) to Infinity

Angle of View: 3.8 to 2 Degrees

Lens Construction: 5 Groups / 8 Elements

Filter Diameter: 95mm screw-in

Overall Length: 18.2" (462.9mm)

Warranty: Standard Vivitar

Weight: 4.4lb (2kg)

Other Coating: Multi

Lens Includes
Lens Hood

Front and rear lens caps

Series 1 lens pouch

Tripod Mount

Vivitar Warranty

Requires T Mount adapter for your camera (not included)


I dont understand why this product doesnt have good reviews, May 12, 2010

By Kenneth J. Littell (Wa. USA)

This review is from: Vivitar 650-1300 f/8-16 Series 1 Variable Telephoto Zoom Lens Kit For Nikon D40, D40x, D50, D60, D80, D90, D200, D300, D700, D3 D3x Digital SLR Cameras (Electronics)

I ordered this lens because I wanted to take photos of wild life near my property. After ordering it I was alarmed because of the negative reviews I had seen on the web,

Remember, this is not a $3000 lens. It is NOT automatic and you must set the focus manually. As well, you must know how to operate your digital camera. (get out the instruction book)

I was able to take some pretty wonderful photos only an hour and a half after it arrived.

I would suggest that anyone who wants this type of lens. first be acquainted with the functions of their camera. This lens is not a toy. Definitely NOT point and click. However, if you READ and UNDERSTAND the directons supplied with your camera and the instructions supplied with the lens.... then you will be able to work with this product as advertised.

If you consider it as a challenge and instructional opportunity in photography, rather than a cheap way to make you an expert photographer then you will be well pleased.

Vivitar 650-1300mm f/8-16 Manual Focus Lens

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