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02-22-2014, 01:46 PM   #1
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Soligor (Kiron?) M42 28mm F2.8 S/N 9661814 - Dog or?

Picked up this as an 'extra' in a 'garage sale'-type package - in absolutely mint cosmetic condition, optics perfectly clear, too.

Understand it may have been made by Kiron. Its build almost seems like a Tak.. Could not find anything in our lens DB - or much else comparing it to other 28mm M42s of the era. Just its likely a Kiron, c 1966.

Worth keeping and trying out? Or just a dog to put on the shelf?

All comments appreciated!

PS - ring marked 'Auto Wide' 52mm filter

02-22-2014, 02:06 PM   #2
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You have nothing to lose by trying it out. It is likely pretty good, but may have low contrast and flare issues due to the older coatings.
02-22-2014, 02:36 PM   #3
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Hi Cahudson, I recently got a lens that seems to be the exact same one, but labeled Sicor. Not 100% sure, but what little information I have found on the internet seems to point to their being the same.

A few pics I've taken with it:

Bordeaux, 2014 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Bordeaux, 2014 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Bordeaux, 2014 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Have fun!

Forgot to mention: mine's a k mount.

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QuoteOriginally posted by elliott Quote
You have nothing to lose by trying it out. It is likely pretty good, but may have low contrast and flare issues due to the older coatings.
What he said.

Most vintage 28mm lenses are pretty decent. Put a hood on it and take it for a spin. You may find yourself happy with the results.


Steve

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