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Tokina RMC ( vivitar, hoya, soligor etc) 2-ring 35-105mm f3.5

Sharpness 
 9.0
Aberrations 
 8.0
Bokeh 
 9.0
Handling 
 8.0
Value 
 9.0
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Tokina RMC ( vivitar, hoya, soligor etc) 2-ring 35-105mm f3.5

Tokina RMC ( vivitar, hoya, soligor etc) 2-ring 35-105mm f3.5
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Tokina RMC ( vivitar, hoya, soligor etc) 2-ring 35-105mm f3.5
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Description:
The first series "tokina rmc's", dating from the late 1970's, were 2 ring designs. The range included a 70-210mm, 75-260mm, 100-300mm and there are two versions of the 35-105mm: a first version with a "stovepipe" profile and a later version with a straight barrel and redesigned macro mode, see here (vivitar versions). The optical design does not appear to have changed. Pics 1, 2 are of a first version, Soligor branded.
This u-tube video review illustrates the mechanics including the macro mode, and video performance.
Being a 1970's lens this is most commonly found as M42 mount. The vivitar and soligor versions may also be found with swappable TX mounts.

Optics: 13 elements/11 groups
MFD: 1.4m normal; 29cm macro, working distance in macro ~14cm from front element at 1:5
Aperture: f3.5-16 constant, single stop clicks
Filter: 72mm
Weight: 700g.

Thread on soligor version with pics on mflenses.com here. The later version is also found as a Hoya (see this thread, and the earlier version as a Super-Travenar, and probably other marques as well.
Mount Type: M42 Screwmount



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Registered: November, 2013
Posts: 6
Lens Review Date: November 11, 2018 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $30.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: really sharp lens
Cons: some few CA's wide open at 35mm
Sharpness: 9    Aberrations: 8    Bokeh: 9    Handling: 8    Value: 9    Camera Used: ist ds, k100d, k-x, k200, k-s1   

for its low price only some few CA's wide open at 35 mm to criticize

+/++ good sharpness


+/++ neutal colors

+/++ good contrast

+/++ few flare

+/++ close ups at f8-11 okay


heavy glass/metal-construction with a big front lens

8,5 points
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