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03-09-2008, 05:15 PM   #1
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Soligor 24mm/f2.8

Anybody have this lens or know anything about it?

I LBA'd it from eBay last week. It was made in Japan. From what little info I did find, it looks like it may have been made for Soligor by Tokina....I have no idea when. I haven't done much with it since it arrived (weather has been crappy). It's a macro lens that can get pretty close to the subject.

A few pics of the lens:



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I can't comment on this exact lens. But, I have a Soligor 24mm f/2.5 which physically looks almost identical. It's very sharp from wide open, produces pretty good bokeh and is built like a tank. I don't use it very often but I'm always pleasantly surprised with the results when I do. The only fault with it is that the focus ring isn't the smoothest. Though for the cost/IQ ratio, I'm not exactly complaining.
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It seems like a pretty decent lens. You're right about it being built like a tank. Further research indicates that it could be made by Tokina or Cosina and may be the same lens as the Vivitar 24mm/F2.8.

I still haven't done much with it (recent LBA-ing has kept me busy) . I snapped a few shots from close range just to see how it performed at different apertures. It's creamy wide open, but gets much sharper at F8. I try to see how it does outdoors before the end of the week.

F2.8


F4


F5.6


F8


F11
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Ah, so you're the one!
Good golf ball pics, I think you got a good lens.

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Ah, so you're the one!
Good golf ball pics, I think you got a good lens.
Did I steal it from you?

It was a BIN, but I figured for $48 I'd take a chance on it.
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