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Soligor 90-230mm F4.5 Auto-Zoom

Sharpness 
 8.0
Aberrations 
 4.0
Bokeh 
 9.0
Handling 
 8.0
Value 
 10.0
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100% of reviewers $5.00 8.00
Soligor 90-230mm F4.5 Auto-Zoom
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Description:
One of the most common zoom lenses from the late 1970s to early 1980s. The serial number on this example indicates it was made by Tokina in 1976.
Mount Type: Non-Pentax Mount



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Registered: May, 2015
Location: Hampshire
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Lens Review Date: August 4, 2019 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $5.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Cheap, preset, Tmount, comes with tripod mount.
Cons: CA, 8ft MFD
Sharpness: 8    Aberrations: 4    Bokeh: 9    Handling: 8    Value: 10    Camera Used: K-5   

Mine is a Tokina made, Soligor branded preset lens with a T mount, integral hood (too short) and a 58mm filter thread.
Bought at a boot sale this morning, covered in dust with no caps.
A quick clean up, found a couple of generic caps and stuck it on my K-5.
The T mount is wide enough to prevent light leakage into the body, it is a long narrow lens and weighty but the lens does not extend with changes to the focal length, just the focussing. The tripod mount is a bonus but I have not as yet used it.
It is not an unknown lens, searching the www finds a gentleman suggesting that this can make a reasonable macro lens.
There are other owners of this lens (under many brands) and even a question on the forum asking why nobody has reviewed it yet.
Hopefully this will kick start some reviews from them too.

The only problem that is obvious is the colour fringing in high contrast areas, I checked the sharpness with some tiny written text and it is sharper than I expected.
Taken at F:8 s.o.o.c jpeg, no processing.
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