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REVIEW: Soligor Zoom Macro 75-205mm f/3.5

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-11-14

Soligor Zoom macro 75-205mm f/3.5

Specs:

Lens:
75-205mm

Aperture:
f/3.5 to f/22
9 bladed aperure

Closest Focus:
2m (7ft)

Weight:
880g

Mount:
M42

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


Image quality

Wide open:
Great center sharpness
Most corner softness at 75mm but vert little at 205mm
Vignetting

Renders very good at all apertures.
Gets a little lighter spot towards the middle at smaller apertures (f/16-f/22)

Analogue B&W film
Soligor Zoom macro
                            75-205mm f/3.5
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75mm

135mm

205mm




Bokeh
Looks great
75mm              
                205mm
Soligor Zoom
                                                      macro 75-205mm
                                                      f/3.5
Soligor
                                                          Zoom macro
                                                          75-205mm
                                                          f/3.5
Soligor Zoom
                                                      macro 75-205mm
                                                      f/3.5
Soligor
                                                          Zoom macro
                                                          75-205mm
                                                          f/3.5


Digital
Pictures taken with a Canon 500D at ISO100 and I used a M42 to Canon mount adapter
Soligor
                                                          Zoom macro
                                                          75-205mm
                                                          f/3.5
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75mm

135mm

205mm




Bokeh
75mm              
                205mm
Soligor
                                                          Zoom macro
                                                          75-205mm
                                                          f/3.5
Soligor
                                                          Zoom macro
                                                          75-205mm
                                                          f/3.5
Soligor
                                                          Zoom macro
                                                          75-205mm
                                                          f/3.5
Soligor
                                                          Zoom macro
                                                          75-205mm
                                                          f/3.5

Flare
Soligor
                                                          Zoom macro
                                                          75-205mm
                                                          f/3.5
Soligor
                                                          Zoom macro
                                                          75-205mm
                                                          f/3.5

Macro
Soligor
                                                          Zoom macro
                                                          75-205mm
                                                          f/3.5
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f/3.5 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22


Sample
Soligor
                                                          Zoom macro
                                                          75-205mm
                                                          f/3.5
Soligor
                                                          Zoom macro
                                                          75-205mm
                                                          f/3.5


Filming
Soligor
                                            Zoom macro 75-205mm f/3.5

Build quality

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


Conclusion

Really like this lens.
Image and build quality is really good and one can't ask for much more.

It would be nice to have a tripod mount on the lens becouse it's quite big and heavy.
Macro is a nice plus but it have tons of glow wide open but it really nice and sharp at smaller apertures.


Thumbs up:
Image and Build quality
Bokeh
9 bladed aperure


Thumbs down:
Heavy and not tripod mount
Glow in macro



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