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04-04-2009, 01:28 AM   #1
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Soligor 21mm f/3.8 - any experience??

Hey all, has anybody any experience with the Soligor 21/3.8 (M42)? How does it perform on the newer digital bodies and on a Spotmatic? I have the chance to buy one, but I don't want to overpay...

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I have its Vivitar cousin, a T4 mount. I posted samples here somewhere... there probably is more sample-to-sample variation with cheap wide lenses with their big glass elements. That said, this is a pretty good lens on film, but for some reason it hasn't locked in with the digital camera, as yet anyways. Very susceptible to flare issues.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/423660-post267.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/544696-post364.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/380603-post1.html

Overall, I'm not thrilled, though more tolerant of it on film than digital. The 16-45 is way better. However, it is kind of a fun thing to play with







Ok I accentuated the vignetting there...



Example of the flare
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Thanks Nesster! This is helpfull!
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