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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.

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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.


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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.


PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:24 pm    Post subject: KA code Reply with quote

Hi, first time poster, have been reading this and other threads with some interest, and may have something to add, and, to further muddy the waters, as it were. I recently bid on a Soligor 100-200mm F/5.6, pictured below, Serial # KA-101212



A further search showed a Kawanon lens, very similar, and even having a similar serial#:




Based on this, KA could also be Kawanon. Interestingly, I thought the lens was so distinctively styled it would not have been made by a different manufacturer, but on another post in'The Big Soligor Thread" this picture showing a '9' serial was posted (sorry, I don't know how to link directly to the post)


PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:26 pm    Post subject: Re: KA code Reply with quote

Alun Thomas wrote:
Hi, first time poster, have been reading this and other threads with some interest, and may have something to add, and, to further muddy the waters, as it were. I recently bid on a Soligor 100-200mm F/5.6, pictured below, Serial # KA-101212



A further search showed a Kawanon lens, very similar, and even having a similar serial#:




Based on this, KA could also be Kawanon. Interestingly, I thought the lens was so distinctively styled it would not have been made by a different manufacturer, but on another post in'The Big Soligor Thread" this picture showing a '9' serial was posted (sorry, I don't know how to link directly to the post)


Welcome Alun Thomas