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The big Soligor thread!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's two more - a Soligor 2.8/135mm with rather decent performance, and a 3.5/55-135mm. Both lenses are well made (though not on par with contemporary Minolta lenses). The 55-135mm performs pretty poorly, but that was not unusual for a zoom in the 1965-1970 time frame: neither the Nikkor 43-86mm nor the Minolta 3.5/80-160mm were really better.

I got these to lenses for next to nothing, and they nicely fit into my small collection of Soligor lenses from the late 1960s / early 1970s.



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going back to the Soligor 135mm F2s a moment, were any of the F2s multi-coated? All the copies I have seen have had single-coating.


PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

peterb wrote:
Going back to the Soligor 135mm F2s a moment, were any of the F2s multi-coated? All the copies I have seen have had single-coating.


Since I bought my 135 f/2 a few years ago, I've kept a casual eye on ebay listings for that lens. I've seen serial numbers from only 1974 and 1975 (174... or 175...). And among the lenses I've seen, none were marked "MC" or "Multi-Coated".

But this 1974 ad from Popular Photography magazine says Soligor C/D lenses were multi-coated (click on the ad to see a larger version):


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting! Whenever I look at these lenses they look very flat in photographs as though they are single-coated. Really need to get one to test and see how they flare!


PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello, I registered just now but I've been checking this forum for a while.
I would really appreciate your contribute on two things:

1. I've seen you talking about Soligor 28mm f/2.8 and I looked for all the amazing database you all made but I still can't figure out when this lens was produced. Also, I figured with the serial number it's made by Tokina, is it correct?
Written on the front of the lens: SOLIGOR WIDE-AUTO 1 : 2.8 f = 28 mm 58⌀ NO.17321704
Aperture: 2.8 - 16
Blades: 8
Min focus distance: 0.3m / 1ft
Mount: P / M42
Present a M/A switch

2. I scrolled pretty much all the pages but didn't seem to find anyone talking about a Soligor lens I own. I would like to know more in general about this lens and expecially the productor (Tokina, etc) and the year of built.
Written on the front of the lens: MC SOLIGOR C7D ZOOM+MACRO 28 ~ 70MM 1:2.8~4.2 ⌀72 No.9859235
Aperture: 2.8 - 22
Blades: 6
Min focus distance: (0.15m macro) 0.5m/ 1.75ft
Mount: M/MD

I'll attach pictures but I also wrote all the info above, in case something goes wrong with them.
Here's the photos: https://files.fm/u/xzzyyasv7


Thank you in advance!


EDIT: I know they're nothing special, but does anyone knows how much are they worth?


Last edited by _e_a_ on Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:43 am; edited 2 times in total


PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

_e_a_ wrote:
Hello, I registered just now but I've been checking this forum for a while.
I would really appreciate your contribute on two things:

1. I've seen you talking about Soligor 28mm f/2.8 and I looked for all the amazing database you all made but I still can't figure out when this lens was produced. Also, I figured with the serial number it's made by Tokina, is it correct?
Written on the front on the lens: SOLIGOR WIDE-AUTO 1 : 2.8 f = 28 mm 58⌀ NO.17321704
Aperture: 2.8 - 16
Blades: 8
Min focus distance: 0.3m / 1ft
Mount: P / M42
Present a M/A switch


Tokina made

_e_a_ wrote:

2. I scrolled pretty much all the pages but didn't seem to find anyone talking about a Soligor lens I own. I would like to know more in general about this lens and expecially the productor (Tokina, etc) and the year of built.
Written on the front on the lens: MC SOLIGOR C7D ZOOM+MACRO 28 ~ 70MM 1:2.8~4.2 ⌀72 No.9859235
Aperture: 2.8 - 22
Blades: 6
Min focus distance: (0.15m macro) 0.5m/ 1.75ft
Mount: M/MD


Kobori (Tefnon..) made

_e_a_ wrote:

I'll attach pictures but I also wrote all the info above, in case something goes wrong with them.
Here's the photos: https://files.fm/u/xzzyyasv7
Thank you in advance!


you are welcome


PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

_e_a_ wrote:


EDIT: I know they're nothing special, but does anyone knows how much are they worth?


Welcome! As far as value, it seems they both are in the neighborhood of $30 USD as of this post from a cursory glance at some sold eBay listing (as well as what you can readily buy a copy for). So not much. I seem to recall owning one of those 28/2.8 lenses and found it to be a pretty competent lens. Not a resounding endorsement, but it wasn't a dog either.


PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

justtorchit wrote:
_e_a_ wrote:


EDIT: I know they're nothing special, but does anyone knows how much are they worth?


Welcome! As far as value, it seems they both are in the neighborhood of $30 USD as of this post from a cursory glance at some sold eBay listing (as well as what you can readily buy a copy for). So not much. I seem to recall owning one of those 28/2.8 lenses and found it to be a pretty competent lens. Not a resounding endorsement, but it wasn't a dog either.


The 28/70 can be found from 15$ !
https://www.ebay.com/sch/3323/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=%28%2228-70%22%2C%2228%2F70%22%29+4.2+-sigma&_sop=15

Knowing usual quality of kobori lenses , i presume that the iq of the zoom (~15 years younger) is better than the old tokina's 28mm