Soligor 400mm f/5.6 MC

Big lens all metal around , no plastic and absolutely crap Laughing


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Focal min (mm)
Focal max (mm)
Focus min(cm)
 400  400  
Aperture maxAperture min
Lens size (mm)
 5.6  32  
Diaphragm ACTION Weight (g)
Filter size (mm)
Body mount

I have no much information about this lens, a friend of mine has. He took these pictures, I just saw result. Worst I ever seen from an old lens. No comment! 



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Comments (4)
Soligor lenses
4Tuesday, 08 January 2013 00:27
I have always liked Soligor lenses, I still have a 2.8 35mm auto and that is a great lens. I think the fault with this lens on revue, is that of the photographer, vis, finger trouble!! Advice? Err, try the other foot?
Soligor 400mm f5.6
3Thursday, 02 June 2011 19:24
Neither photos neither lens description do not deserve to be put in gallery. Come on!
Soligor 400mm f5.6
2Sunday, 22 May 2011 20:23
The pictured lens is a late 1970's (after 1977) to mid 1980's lens manufactured for Soligor by Sun Optics. The Gallery images are soft. However, that could be for a number of reasons: misalignent tof the elements from abuse (can be a problem with any used lens) or mistakes by the photographer. It seems that the photographer did not properly focus on what the subject of the photo was, and, did not account for the shallow depth of field of a long telephoto. Long lenses require proper technique and practice.
400mm soligor
1Sunday, 10 April 2011 04:27
Looks to me like he had the lens wide open and is not used to focusing old lenses.
Doesn't actually test lens well
Sunday, 25 March 2012 17:29
Composition is terrible, I know its just for test shots but still. Could be a bad copy of the lens. Looks like all shots wide open. Few old lenses perform well wide open on digital cameras. Step down to f8 or f11. CA looks bad but it does on most old lenses wide open. Bad review, I have a soligor 450 f8 and it takes beautiful pictures if you use it right.

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