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testing my lenses - part 59 - Soligor 28-80mm/3.5-4.5
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:44 pm    Post subject: testing my lenses - part 59 - Soligor 28-80mm/3.5-4.5 Reply with quote











PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice result , pretty amazing from an inexpensive zoom lens.


PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, but with this lens a hood is a must, very flare prone...


PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soligor can be anything, do you have pictures of the lens?
The C/D lenses were pretty nice, some of them even with AF


PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

buerokratiehasser wrote:
Soligor can be anything, do you have pictures of the lens?
The C/D lenses were pretty nice, some of them even with AF


it is C/D lens, here are the photos of it i found on the net (mine is in OM mount)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice results. That's one I haven't bought yet . Sun made them from the late 1970's thru the mid 80's.


PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

new samples using E-M5











PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this the same lens?
The difference is exponentially better.
I have friends with OM-D E-M5 and they rave about it.
I am totally gob-smacked with your results here.
OH


PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldhand wrote:
Is this the same lens?
The difference is exponentially better.
I have friends with OM-D E-M5 and they rave about it.
I am totally gob-smacked with your results here.
OH


yes, it is the same lens


PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WolverineX wrote:
Oldhand wrote:
Is this the same lens?
The difference is exponentially better.
I have friends with OM-D E-M5 and they rave about it.
I am totally gob-smacked with your results here.
OH


yes, it is the same lens


Amazing improvement.
What camera took the first images?
OH


PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Olympus E-520


PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no comparison between the results from each camera.
I am utterly amazed at the resolution from the OM-D with this same lens.
OH


PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never underestimate a OM-D Wink

I'm pretty surprised as well, well done Very Happy


PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a question: if the 28-80/3.5-4.5 is doing quite well here, how would possibly the 28-50/3.5-4.5? I'd guess, not great for sure, but hey...as being a 2x Zoom only...it must be good somehow?

Marc


PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

doomed-forever wrote:
Just a question: if the 28-80/3.5-4.5 is doing quite well here, how would possibly the 28-50/3.5-4.5? I'd guess, not great for sure, but hey...as being a 2x Zoom only...it must be good somehow?

Marc


Soligor can be something of a lottery, a lot depends on the actual manufacturer of the lens. I've got 12 various Soligors - 2 are outstanding, 8 are good to OK, and 2 are rubbish. I guess the odds are slightly in favour of getting a decent lens.


PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Soligor can be something of a lottery"

Ditto.
Allied Impex (Soligor) rebranded lenses from every third party maker in Japan, often several makers at once, over a period of thirty years.
So its an incredible zoo under the Soligor label.


PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

luisalegria wrote:
"Soligor can be something of a lottery"

Ditto.
Allied Impex (Soligor) rebranded lenses from every third party maker in Japan, often several makers at once, over a period of thirty years.
So its an incredible zoo under the Soligor label.


I know, and because of that, like Vivitar did into the same time period, it's hard to find a gem...for sure. One must also see the Pics here with the 28-80 under special circumstances, because it's a FF (full-frame) lens, and mFT is even much smaller than a typical APS-C Sensor, so that OM-D get's only the best from this lens - the smallest, possible Image Circle....otherwise on FF, say 5D, or A7 Series, i'd think the corners are pretty weak for that lens...