Does the Vivitar 500mm lens hold up to it’s hefty $119 price tag?
It is not very often that I need a 500mm lens. I can recall a handful of times I said it would be nice, and maybe once at Indian Beach in Oregon where I NEEDED it. Therefore, the likelihood of me running out and buying a $2000+ lens for one or two shots every once in a while is very impractical.
While I was researching off brand telephoto lenses on Amazon, I ran across this super cheap ($119 at the time of purchase) 500-1000mm telephoto lens. I thought it was too good to be true so I picked one up. I figured I’d only be out $119 if it turned out to be a lemon and it might, at the least, make a good conversation piece in my camera and lens collection. To my surprise, it is much better than expected.