Lomopedia: Vivitar DL50

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Little is known about this odd-looking camera from Vivitar but one thing’s for certain; shooting with it is going to be fun especially with its lens switching feature!

One look at the Vivitar DL50 camera can induce a surge of curiosity. The DL50’s odd face consisting of two lenses may actually fool users into believing that it is some sort of a twin lens reflex camera or a multi-lens shooter.

Vivitar DL50 Images via Ryan Anderson, Michael Holdren on Flickr, and Shelly Sometimes blog

The Vivitar DL50 is actually a 35mm shooter with auto focus and fixed lens. The two lenses in front of the camera can be rotated to accommodate wide-angle shots and tele distance shots. It also has a built-in flash that can be switched on and off depending on the shooting conditions.

Photos produced by the Vivitar DL50 strike a balance between sharp and dreamy. The resulting photos taken with the wide-angle lens creates moody lo-fi shots with noticeable vignetting and grain. All in all, the DL50 can be a fun alternative to bulky SLRs and more modern point-and-shoot cameras with its simple features and curious appearance.

Vivitar DL50 Technical Specifications:

  • Film: 35mm
  • Material: Plastic
  • ISO: 100, 200 and 400
  • Viewfinder: Direct optical viewfinder
  • Lens: Wide and Tele lens
  • Batteries: Two AA batteries
  • Flash: Yes

Check out these photos taken with the Vivitar DL50:

Credits: dandandandan
Images via Denja H, Kendra Ward, Daniel Rivas on Flickr and Shelly Sometimes blog

All information used in this article were sourced from Shelly Sometimes blog.

written by cheeo on 2014-07-23 in #reviews #lomopedia #tele-lens #vivitar-dl50 #wide-angle

2 Comments

  1. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    I really like the heavy vignetting in the first pictures of the second bunch

  2. cabreb
    cabreb ·

    You can find it also under Panagor brand.

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