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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

luisalegria wrote:
Sorry, I confused myself.
Komine - Nitto/Nittoh Kogaku, which I think is probably correct.
Sankor - Nissin Optical I think, based on the quite common anamorphic lenses from Nissin that use the Sankor trademark also.


Thank you. Very much.


PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all stakeholders!

It seems one of producers of Soligors with six-digit serial number after all is identified by common efforts.
And the answer all this time lay on page 2 of this thread:

casualcollector wrote:
... indicates Cimko. A diamond outline reference mark for the distance and aperture scales is another Cimko characteristic.

Bill


DigiChromeEd wrote:

Here is the lens:




And here one more fact appeared:

Click here to see on Ebay
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Soligor-35mm-3-5-Lens-M42-Pentax-Fit-/272373726066?hash=item3f6abd3b72:g:-74AAOSwgmJX1sW2







It turns out - it is Cimko
Here only I don't know whether it will help somebody?


Last edited by shand on Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:09 pm; edited 2 times in total


PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

shand wrote:
Hi all stakeholders!

It seems one of producers of Soligors with six-digit serial number after all is identified by common efforts.
And the answer all this time lay on page 2 of this thred:

casualcollector wrote:
... indicates Cimko. A diamond outline reference mark for the distance and aperture scales is another Cimko characteristic.

Bill

Quoted so images show.

DigiChromeEd wrote:

Here is the lens:




And here one more fact appeared:

Click here to see on Ebay







It turns out - it is Cimko
Here only I don't know whether it will help somebody?


PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

walter g, thank You for assistance in visualization Smile


PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shand, thanks. I will search for more Cimko made Soligors to see the serial number range and if they are coded.
I will also make a note in the serial code chart.

Thanks, Walter.


PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can I ask again that folks needn't clutter up threads with endless duplicate images due to clicking quote.


PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marcus, it was his first post. I quoted him so the images would show up.


PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes that's fine but you don't need to repeat the pics. Is it that hard to press the delete key a few times?


PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome shand!


@marcusBMG -- about as hard as pressing page down a few times. Well you could argue everybody having to do that is not as hard as original re-poster. However, he was quoting a new user post. Photos (and links) do not show on a persons first post; a spam prevention measure... Unless you are saying it is not necessary to re-post the photos? Is necessary only to reply without quoting to get new poster photos to show? I don't think that works, although I have not tried it.


PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

visualopsins wrote:
Welcome shand!


@marcusBMG -- about as hard as pressing page down a few times. Well you could argue everybody having to do that is not as hard as original re-poster. However, he was quoting a new user post. Photos (and links) do not show on a persons first post; a spam prevention measure... Unless you are saying it is not necessary to re-post the photos? Is necessary only to reply without quoting to get new poster photos to show? I don't think that works, although I have not tried it.


Yes I believe it is only necessary to quote - no need to reshow the pics (right, Attila?). When you hit quote the whole post is copied, with the images typically as [url...tags enclosing [img... tags. So just highlight the tags and hit delete.
Yes page down works but believe me I noticed it more before upgrade to BT infinity (ie download and display speeds).

And in fact the first two pics are simply being repeated from page 2 of this thread, so that's three times.. What's the point?


PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

marcusBMG wrote:
visualopsins wrote:
Welcome shand!


@marcusBMG -- about as hard as pressing page down a few times. Well you could argue everybody having to do that is not as hard as original re-poster. However, he was quoting a new user post. Photos (and links) do not show on a persons first post; a spam prevention measure... Unless you are saying it is not necessary to re-post the photos? Is necessary only to reply without quoting to get new poster photos to show? I don't think that works, although I have not tried it.


Yes I believe it is only necessary to quote - no need to reshow the pics (right, Attila?). When you hit quote the whole post is copied, with the images typically as [url...tags enclosing [img... tags. So just highlight the tags and hit delete.
Yes page down works but believe me I noticed it more before upgrade to BT infinity (ie download and display speeds).

And in fact the first two pics are simply being repeated from page 2 of this thread, so that's three times.. What's the point?


Cool! I will try that next time. (Me with only dial-up internet can sympathize with slow speeds Laughing)


PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome, visualopsins. Hope I wasn't sounding too grouchy. And you have my sympathies re dial up (and in the state of Silicon Valley - whats the tale????)


PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is one more cheerful number:


From here


Very similar lens with six-digit number takes place in visualopsins's very first post of this thread.


PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just seen this on ebay 'Soligor Miranda 2.8 f135 serial no. K 781991' I haven't seen a K serial number before. (KA has been noted before)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Miranda-Soligor-1-2-8-13-5cm-lens-with-caps/332066699783?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D38530%26meid%3D93951249603b4d06b637231e81bb2eab%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D152362264984

walter g wrote:
Updated list
Updated 3\19\16

Soligor Codes

1 = Tokina
2 = Sun
3 = Sun
4 = Sun
5 = ???
6 = Komine
7 = Sun
8 = Tokina
9 = Kobori
31 = ??? *
A = Komura #
H4 = Kawanon ? #
H5 = Komine #
H6 = Komine #
H7= Tokina #
H37 = Kawanon? #
KA. = Kyoei Acall #
M = ??? #
N = ??? #
R = Itoh #
T = Tamron #

Code system. First number = Maker.
Second number = Decade
Third number = Year

*Six digit lens date code unknown.

# Letter code lens date code unknown.


..... DISCLAMER THIS IS A WORKING LIST......
..... IT MAY CHANGE AS NEW EVIDENCE IS FOUND....

I updated the list and added:
KA = Kyoei
R. = Itoh
8. = Tokina
9. = Kobori

I removed:
9 = Kiron


PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re the Miranda lens with the "K" number.
Maybe Kowa?
It seems that Kowa made some of the early Miranda lenses, especially those with "arms"; and this one is one if the earlier types, no arm but with a stopdown button.


PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Kowa, for this one. The coupling arm and A - M switch appear to be of Automex (pre Sensorex) vintage.


PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another that, from what I can tell from combing through the thread, has been covered. But for the sake of posterity:





PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:14 am    Post subject: Soligor 28mm f2.8 with Nikon F mount Reply with quote

Hello!
I was going to buy this lens but I'm wondering when and who made this Soligor 28mm lens, as I never found anything like this lens in this thread. It looks like a Sun-made lens, as it has a 77x serial number and it has a 62mm filter thread, but it has no Wide-Auto lettering on it.

#1


#2


If anyone can help I'd be thankful! Gonna buy it for my a6000 as it is the cheapest 28mm lens here.


PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:31 am    Post subject: Re: Soligor 28mm f2.8 with Nikon F mount Reply with quote

xinn wrote:
Hello!
I was going to buy this lens but I'm wondering when and who made this Soligor 28mm lens, as I never found anything like this lens in this thread. It looks like a Sun-made lens, as it has a 77x serial number and it has a 62mm filter thread, but it has no Wide-Auto lettering on it.

#1


#2


If anyone can help I'd be thankful! Gonna buy it for my a6000 as it is the cheapest 28mm lens here.

Here you go


PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about this lens code, starts with a U? Any ideas who made it? This is an older Miranda lens with the M44 screw mount.


#1


#2


PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marcusBMG wrote:
You're welcome, visualopsins. Hope I wasn't sounding too grouchy. And you have my sympathies re dial up (and in the state of Silicon Valley - whats the tale????)


Nearest town is 26 miles away. Today smartphone tethers. Smile

@braz I don’t know about U- lens maker.


PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Braz, to ID your U code Soligor Miranda lens I need to know how many aperture blades it has.
That might give the clue to the maker.


PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

walter g wrote:
Braz, to ID your U code Soligor Miranda lens I need to know how many aperture blades it has.
That might give the clue to the maker.


It's a preset lens with 12 blades.


PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

braz wrote:
walter g wrote:
Braz, to ID your U code Soligor Miranda lens I need to know how many aperture blades it has.
That might give the clue to the maker.


It's a preset lens with 12 blades.


Thanks. I was pretty sure it would have a high blade count.
The one maker I know that used 12 blade apertures is Kawanon.
I need to do more research, but that's my best guess so far.


PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

walter g wrote:


Thanks. I was pretty sure it would have a high blade count.
The one maker I know that used 12 blade apertures is Kawanon.
I need to do more research, but that's my best guess so far.


Thanks! Don't spend too much time on it, I was just curious.