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Soligor 800mm f8 long focus lens. T mount

Does anyone else have one of these? Optics comprise of 2 elements residing 800mm from the camera. So that is why it is a long focus lens and not a telephoto.
It is a totally impractical beast to align and focus!

But the results are quite rewarding. Both these at f11. wide open purple fringing is rampant! It has a strange little harsh vignette right at the corners. But it is a sharp as your technique!

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This one shows the vignetting more clearly. Still at f11
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A rare beast - good efforts there and yes this simple old beast isn't disgraced by 36MPx of K1. I played with the 600mm f8 and posted some results in the 300mm lens club thread eg post 31028, 30132. That was a tele-tokina which I then sold on, but I also have a vivitar badged one only it's in two halves, patiently waiting for the day I shall pluck up the oomph to wrestle with reassembling the double helicoid
These lenses were stil being sold into the 1980's see brochure scan (1981).

They are classics of their kind, but they do tend to sit on the shelf, victims of their large unwieldy size, and restricting close focus distance - a whopping 18m in your case according to the specs in that brochure.
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QuoteOriginally posted by marcusBMG Quote
A rare beast - good efforts there and yes this simple old beast isn't disgraced by 36MPx of K1. I played with the 600mm f8 and posted some results in the 300mm lens club thread eg post 31028, 30132. That was a tele-tokina which I then sold on, but I also have a vivitar badged one only it's in two halves, patiently waiting for the day I shall pluck up the oomph to wrestle with reassembling the double helicoid
These lenses were stil being sold into the 1980's see brochure scan (1981).

They are classics of their kind, but they do tend to sit on the shelf, victims of their large unwieldy size, and restricting close focus distance - a whopping 18m in your case according to the specs in that brochure.
My one is the earlier model -- 1968 - 71 from memory. This one is an update and is telephotoed a bit hence is shorter. Minimum focus distance for my one is 25 metres!
Here is a good article. In Chinese tho and with a "not secure " warning.
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The moon @ f11 2 days after full moon.Soligor 800mm on the K-1 image cropped to about a third horizontal
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