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Sun Sola 90mm f/4 m39
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:57 pm    Post subject: Sun Sola 90mm f/4 m39 Reply with quote

I had this lens for a while, I cleaned it inside a couple of days agoo (had some haze but was easy to clean!)
Beautiful lens IMO, similar to the Elmar lens and probably similar lens design too Wink

International naming?, Sola = Sun in Scandinavia Very Happy





PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a VERY nice looking lens Smile


PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thx Wink

A couple of quick samples




PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like it onthe Portrait! The blur looks nice, center looks sharp,
Cool stuff!
What mount is it?

Regards Timo


PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rbenfluch wrote:
I really like it onthe Portrait! The blur looks nice, center looks sharp,
Cool stuff!
What mount is it?

Regards Timo


Thx Timo, m39 screw mount Wink

It's a decent performer IMO, better then I would expect.

100% Oly OM-D


PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loving the portrait!


PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The character of the lens and the lost of contrast, do a very nice lens for portraits.

But one thing.....the haze....should become again and again.


PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DR.JUAN wrote:
The character of the lens and the lost of contrast, do a very nice lens for portraits.

But one thing.....the haze....should become again and again.


Probably yes, and I have to open again and again Laughing


PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Sola brand was used everywhere. For a time it was the Sun lens brand name, like Nikon had Nikkor. All their lenses were Sola.
This is a very nice early shiny chrome example. The latest ones were satin finish.
I have one like so in Exakta mount, but sadly with frozen helical. One day I hope I can fix it.
Wonderful portrait!


PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

luisalegria wrote:
The Sola brand was used everywhere. For a time it was the Sun lens brand name, like Nikon had Nikkor. All their lenses were Sola.
This is a very nice early shiny chrome example. The latest ones were satin finish.
I have one like so in Exakta mount, but sadly with frozen helical. One day I hope I can fix it.
Wonderful portrait!


Thx for the information, great! Wink

I've always looked at Sun lenses as "crap", but this lens made me change my mind

I also have a YS mount zoom lens from sun, 80-230mm I think. Looks like a plastic lens from the early 80's.


PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice find!

The lens looks much sharper in the 2nd image.


PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 it is a great looking lens and it takes nice photos as well...the perfect lens Cool


PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ManualFocus-G wrote:
Loving the portrait!


+1 the self-portrait part Laughing

Very nice results!

I have #82110 http://forum.mflenses.com/viewtopic.php?t=33123

It didn't clean up so well. Sad


PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

visualopsins wrote:
ManualFocus-G wrote:
Loving the portrait!


+1 the self-portrait part Laughing

Very nice results!

I have #82110 http://forum.mflenses.com/viewtopic.php?t=33123

It didn't clean up so well. Sad


Mine is 82025! Very Happy
I see many similarities with your lens, but mine is even older (ref. serial)?!? Surprised


PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would be very happy with that lens. Cool


PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A new picture of the lens since the picture loss and some new samples - A7 II Wink










PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look very good to me. I have a beat-up copy in Exa mount. It seems it does not perform as good as yours as it suffers from some haze and surface scratch. Sad


PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a nice little lens, much like my Canon 100/3.5.
I have noticed that in general rangefinder lenses seem to have a higher level of quality control (QC) than SLR lenses, that even the bargain name lenses have very good quality.


PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine was hazy too, but I manage to remove it. The lens has similar size and IQ as the Leica Elmar 90mm f/4 and perhaps slightly sharper Smile


PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've this is in exakta, how do you remove the rear element? I can't seem to figure it how to remove it. font have came apart ok..

mine has some haze that needs to be cleaned.

Thanks


PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would assume a spanner, often a ring holds the whole optical block into the body/helicoid, but I don't have the lens so I'd need to see pics to be of any help.


PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have those rubber things to open lenses. I manage to scratch a couple of lenses with spanner wrench so I try to avoid it if I can 😉