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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:43 am    Post subject: soligor 100-300mm F5 lense Reply with quote

hi guys i just got myself one of these lens recently but i cant find any info on the web. does anyone noe abt the characteristics of this lens? sweet spot?
macro magnification?


PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The soligor 100-300 f5 was produced from 1973 by tokina for soligor AND vivitar (same product)

It was created in the same time as the 35-105 (35-105 + 100-300 = 35/300 in 2 lens only .. A great advance at that time)

It was mainly sold as C/D product (Compact/Design.. The top of the range of soligor - the C/D line competes the vivitar series 1 line) .. C/D because it was much more compact and lighter than the 75-260 4.5 which was the top of the tokina/soligor/vivitar zoom range at that time

Later a new version - more compact - was produced by tokina for vivitar only and sold in fixed mount and tx interchnageable mount

I'm quite sure than 2nd version was never sold as soligor

You can find the info for the 2nd version at following adress
http://forum.fourthirdsphoto.com/showthread.php?t=44396

I will come back later with the more precise infos you are asking for


PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen this lens quite often as a Soligor C/D also.

Unfoirtunately all the ones I have seen are in Minolta or OM mount, so I have never tried to aquire one.

Hi Pbfacts,

Thanks for the info, it sounds like an excellent lens if it is so sharp at f/5, that would make it very useful.


PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BobbyR wrote:
I have a question; I had a Soligor 85-300 lens which I gave away, but the lens list I have bookmarked shows only a Soligor 100-300 and no 85-300.

Does anyone have the history?
Bobby


The 85-300 is a sun (goyo optical) made lens ~1982


PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

luisalegria wrote:
I have seen this lens quite often as a Soligor C/D also.

Unfoirtunately all the ones I have seen are in Minolta or OM mount, so I have never tried to aquire one.

Hi Pbfacts,

Thanks for the info, it sounds like an excellent lens if it is so sharp at f/5, that would make it very useful.


Beware : the link is for the 2nd version .. I have no idea of the quality of the 1st version BUT usually the tokina c/d made lenses were very good performers at their time (but you cannot compare with the quality of later made zuiko, rokkor, nikkor...)