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Lomopedia: Vivitar DL50

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.

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:

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

written by cheeo


  1. superlighter


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

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  2. cabreb


    You can find it also under Panagor brand.

    6 months ago · report as spam

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