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04-09-2011, 09:31 AM   #1
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Soligor 28mm f2.8 M42 vs vivitar 28mm f2.5 M42

Anybody know how these two lenses compare? I would like to get one or the other. I've found a bit about the vivitar, but nothing in regards to the soligar. I d be grateful to hear from anyone with experience with either or both.

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QuoteOriginally posted by NaClH2O Quote
Anybody know how these two lenses compare? I would like to get one or the other. I've found a bit about the vivitar, but nothing in regards to the soligar. I d be grateful to hear from anyone with experience with either or both.

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I have both and rate the Vivitar higher (look up a review under Lenses).
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I have both and rate the Vivitar higher (look up a review under Lenses).
Ditto. I rate my Vivitar-Kiron Auto Wide-Angle 28/2.5 (#22231220, US$21 shipped) higher than my Soligor-Tokina Wide Auto 28/2.8 (#17551258, US$9) and Tamron BBAR MC 02B 28/2.5 (#5223987, US$4). But those are all wiped by my Vivitar-Komine Close Focus Wide Angle 28/2.0 (#28409947, US$19), which is among my very sharpest lenses, as well as being a speed demon.
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Clearly I need to test.

I have at the moment.

Tamron Adaptall II 28mmF2.5
VIvitar 28mmF2.5 (M42 with 62mm filter)
VIvitar 28mmF2.5 (K mpunt with 67mm filter)
sigma 28mmF2.8 mini wide Macro II (KA mount)
vivitar 28mm F2.0 (kiron)

WHat I can say is I like the sigma the least. It has it's uses in terms of being a KA mount but the lateral CA is so bad I just can't brng myself to using it.

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