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Vivitar 7mm Or Rokinon 8mm Fisheye


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#1 mattmitchell

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 02:14 AM

I just got my canon t3i and I'm between these two lenses. I would get the canon 8-15mm but I don't have that kind of money. Which one is wider? Best quality?

#2 Charley

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:37 AM

I posted the image/text quoted below in this thread a while back, but the short answer is that they are both the same lens... even though one says '7mm' and the other says '8mm.'

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The Opteka "6.5mm", Vivitar "7mm", Samyang 8mm, Rokinon 8mm, ProOptic 8mm, Bower 8mm, etc. SLR/DSLR fisheye lenses use the SAME. EXACT. GLASS.

Also, save for red stripe/text and different focus ring rubber on the Vivitar, they have the same bodies too.

In a nutshell, all those lenses are the same lens with different markings.