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REVIEW: Soligor 400mm f/6.3

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-06-01


Soligor 400mm f/6.3

Specs:

Lens:
400mm

Aperture:
f/6.3 to f/32
12 bladed aperure

Focus:
Infinit to 6,5m (22ft)

Mount:
M42

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


Image quality

Analogue B&W film
Nice and sharp even wide open and next to no cornersoftness.
Soligor 400mm
                            f/6.3
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f/6.3 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22 - f/32

Bokeh
Soligor 400mm
                                                      f/6.3
Soligor 400mm
                                                      f/6.3


Digital
Pictures taken with a Canon 500D at ISO100 and I used a M42 to Canon mount adapter
Soligor
                                                          400mm f/6.3
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  f/6.3 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22 - f/32

Bokeh
Soligor
                                                        400mm f/6.3
Soligor
                                                        400mm f/6.3


Filming
Soligor 400mm f/6.3


Build quality


Really solid and great built.


Conclusion

Not that great sharpness but renders quite nice with okay contrast and nice bokeh.
On the other hand this is a light and not all that big for a 400mm lens.
But biggest aperture is also f/6.3 which is not all that impressive.
These are also usually found very cheap so you still get some value for the money.

Thumbs up:
Size and weight
Build quality
12 bladed aperture

Thumbs down:
Image sharpness
F/6.3



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