Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Third-Party Pentax Lenses - Reviews and Database » Miscellaneous Lenses » Prime Lenses
Soligor 200mm f3.5 - Tele-Auto - T4 and fixed mount Review RSS Feed

Soligor 200mm f3.5 - Tele-Auto - T4 and fixed mount

Sharpness 
 7.0
Aberrations 
 6.5
Bokeh 
 6.5
Handling 
 7.0
Value 
 7.5
Reviews Views Date of last review
2 21,826 Sat August 2, 2014
spacer
Recommended By Average Price Average User Rating
100% of reviewers $15.00 6.50
Soligor 200mm f3.5 - Tele-Auto - T4 and fixed mount

Soligor 200mm f3.5 - Tele-Auto - T4 and fixed mount
supersize
Soligor 200mm f3.5 - Tele-Auto - T4 and fixed mount
supersize
Soligor 200mm f3.5 - Tele-Auto - T4 and fixed mount
supersize
Soligor 200mm f3.5 - Tele-Auto - T4 and fixed mount
supersize
Soligor 200mm f3.5 - Tele-Auto - T4 and fixed mount
supersize

Description:
FL = 200
Ap = f3.5 to f22
8 blades
Built-in hood and tripod mount (full circular)
Min focus = approx. 3.1 M
Can be found as T4 mount system, and fixed mount (M42 typically) - pic 5. All tokina made, early ones with tripod mount are usually Hxxx serials, the later ones without TM are usually 17xxxx serials.

Soligor brochure scan (pdf) with T4 mount instructions here.

T4 lens mount mod so that TX mounts for pentax PK work.

Review of early model Hxxx with TM here.
Mount Type: Third-party (adapter required)
Price History:



Add Review of Soligor 200mm f3.5 - Tele-Auto - T4 and fixed mount
Author:
Sort Reviews by: Date | Author | Rating | Recommendation | Likes (Descending) Showing Reviews 1-2 of 2
Senior Member

Registered: June, 2012
Posts: 276
Lens Review Date: August 2, 2014 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $25.00 | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: Cheap
Cons: Nothing much given the price
Sharpness: 7    Aberrations: 7    Bokeh: 7    Handling: 7    Value: 9    Camera Used: K5   

Overall this is a very suitable lens for entry level photographers who want to get a taste for 200mm but don't want to spend over $1000.

On digital camera, the aperture stop down switch can be a nuisance. I removed the spring inside the T4-PK mount adapter to convert the lens to basically a preset lens. This solves the 2-step stop down mechanism, but makes your viewfinder dark and hard to manual focus beyond f8.

Good for birds that sit still or don't move too fast, but if you are prepared, you can capture birds in flight too

This is a pied currawong @ wide open, more than 50% cropped.
Pied currawong by Hao Ran Lai, on Flickr

This one is a masked lapwing @ f8, sharpened a bit in Lightroom.
Masked lapwing by Hao Ran Lai, on Flickr

This one is @ f5.6, very slight sharpening.
Duck? by Hao Ran Lai, on Flickr
   
Pentaxian

Registered: April, 2011
Location: Lost in translation ...
Posts: 18,005
Lens Review Date: November 4, 2012 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $5.00 | Rating: 6 

 
Pros: Can be sharp enough, built-in hood & tripod mount
Cons: Full stops, front heavy ...
Sharpness: 7    Aberrations: 6    Bokeh: 6    Handling: 7    Value: 6   

Bonjour,

Just a quick review of yet another thrift store lens ... I have only tested indoors and based upon that I'd give this lens a "6" overall ... and that could be generous rating at best. Not a lot to write about it at the moment, but will test again outdoors and resubmit some images ...

Allez, John le Frog
Add Review of Soligor 200mm f3.5 - Tele-Auto - T4 and fixed mount



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:59 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top