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REVIEW: Soligor 250mm f/4.5

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-11-15

Soligor 250mm f/4.5

Specs:

Lens:
250mm

Aperture:
f/4.5 to f/32
15 bladed aperure

Closest Focus:
4.5m (15ft)

Weight:
690g

Mount:
M42

Covers:
Standard 35mm film size (24×36 mm negative)


Image quality

Wide open:
Good sharpness
Little corner softness

Renders very good at f/4.5 - f/8 but start to lose contrast in the middle at f/11.
Have big center light spot at f/16 to f/32.

Analogue B&W film
Soligor 250mm
                            f/4.5
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f/4.5 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22 - f/32

Bokeh
Looks great
Soligor 250mm f/4.5


Digital
Pictures taken with a Canon 500D at ISO100 and I used a M42 to Canon mount adapter
Soligor
                                                          250mm f/4.5
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f/4.5 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22 - f/32

Bokeh
Soligor
                                                          250mm f/4.5
Soligor
                                                          250mm f/4.5

Flare / Backlight
Soligor
                                                          250mm f/4.5
Soligor
                                                          250mm f/4.5


Sample
Soligor
                                                          250mm f/4.5
Soligor
                                                          250mm f/4.5
Soligor
                                                          250mm f/4.5


Filming
Soligor 250mm f/4.5

Build quality

Very good and solid.
Also have a great feel to it.


Conclusion

Really nice and sharp and image quality between f/4.5 - f/11.
But contrast is not the best and gets a really ugly light spot towards the middle that begins at f/11 but is a problem at f/16 - f/32.
So one can se it as a lens that can only stop down to f/11 or f/16 to avoid this light spot.

Flare looks great when the light comes directly into the lens but it have a problem with backlight.


Thumbs up:
Image and Build quality
Great sharpness
Bokeh
15 bladed aperure


Thumbs down:
Light spot at f/16 - f/32
Backlight



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