Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim


I loaded it with a negative film Fuji NPS 160 expired 2006. Legend has it that the sun’s flare on its lens and vignette made by this camera are like magic.

I know, I know..I won’t bored you with explanation about this popular legendary cult camera. I just bought this camera recently from the internet cost 35 dollars. I know it’s expensive whilst you can get it only 7 bucks on e-bay. But I don’t care as long as it’s worth every penny. At first glance I was really surprise with its size. I know it’s a small camera but I never thought it would be this small plus the fragile appearance. I loaded it with a negative film Fuji NPS 160 expired 2006. Legend has it that the sunflare and vignette made by this camera are like magic. So I point it directly to the sun and hope for some magic to happen. Right after the last shot I brought the film to lab and develop it. I expected some flares once I get it from the processing lab. And yeah the result really-really pleased me. It doesn’t called poor man’s LCA for nothing. The flares and vignette are truly magic. This little baby truly is flare magician. People said that “viv uws + slide film is a deadly combination”. I’ll load it with a slide film and share the result later.

written by irufan7 on 2010-06-01 #gear #review #the-flare-magician


  1. nicolas_noir
    nicolas_noir ·

    I picked up one of these from eBay for about £15 a while ago - a bit annoyed when my friend found one in a charity shop while on holiday for 50p!

  2. paramir
    paramir ·

    beautiful gallery! makes me really want to get one of those... to-the-point review!! :)

  3. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    this was my 2nd camera and I got it for SGD$25. worth every cent! foolproof no frills camera with excellent results!get ur hands on one of these if u have the chance!:)

  4. eddie_2k9
    eddie_2k9 ·

    Lovely cam, i want oneee!!

  5. gvelasco
    gvelasco ·

    These are very hard to find inexpensively now. Most people know what they have because they can look on the internet.

    Nice pictures. Good use of this camera.

  6. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    there's an upmarket version by Superheadz which is kinda expensive but it's practically the same camera!

  7. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    oh this is on my wishlist too! this review made me want it even more. great gallery!

  8. soph_alcock
    soph_alcock ·

    wowee i love this camera. anyone have any idea where I could buy one/is anyone selling one??? (let me know on my page, otherwise I know I will get distracted and never come back to check the answer!!)

  9. violet_rayy
    violet_rayy ·

    I've bought one off the back of this. Lovely gallery and brill review.

  10. vikingprincess
    vikingprincess ·

    I love my vistaquest... so small and light, it comes along wherever I go.

  11. vikingprincess
    vikingprincess ·

    ack! I keep saying vistaquest, when I mean vivitar.

  12. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    Nice little review, The price was a bit steep but as you say if you are happy then that's what counts don't look back and yes get that slide in there! I got mine for a pittance and love it never a bad shot!

  13. niki-tzi
    niki-tzi ·

    i love my viv uws!!!and now i'd love the yellow superheadz one. but it's quite exp. not that it isnt worth it ofcourse...

  14. dogma
    dogma ·

    i used to have this one!

  15. irufan7
    irufan7 ·

    thanx a lot guys...

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