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Soligor 21mm f/3.8

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#1 StephanN

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Posted 03 November 2020 - 18:26

My workhorse for wide-angle landscapes, the Soligor 21mm f/3.8 in M42-mount. I've used it for the photos in these threads: https://www.ultravio...__fromsearch__1 , https://www.ultravio...__fromsearch__1 , https://www.ultravio..._fromsearch__1.

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#2 OlDoinyo

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Posted 07 November 2020 - 01:11

The pictures you have taken with this lens are quite good. It is in the same class as the Tamron and Asahi offerings; I wonder how it stacks up in absolute terms.

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Posted 07 November 2020 - 11:11

The Panagor 21mm f/4 lens is probably another knock-off, or rebranding, of the Soligor. I found it quite useful for UV not the least due to its very close focusing capacities. Using my DIY rear-filtration device for the Z cameras, it will focus almost to the surface of the front lens yet still go to infinity.

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Posted 07 November 2020 - 11:54

If you can focus that close, can you use it for macro work (maybe at low magnification)?

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Posted 07 November 2020 - 14:26

Actually that's what I mainly did. However, I hesitate to misapply the term "macro" in this scenario.

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Posted 20 November 2020 - 14:33

View PostOlDoinyo, on 07 November 2020 - 01:11, said:

The pictures you have taken with this lens are quite good. It is in the same class as the Tamron and Asahi offerings; I wonder how it stacks up in absolute terms.

Thanks. Hm, have never done a scientific test, perhaps Birna has done so with her Panagor?

View Postnfoto, on 07 November 2020 - 11:11, said:

The Panagor 21mm f/4 lens is probably another knock-off, or rebranding, of the Soligor.

It looks similar, judging from one can find on the internet. In fact, I believe that there has been so much of rebranding with these older lenses that one can hardly be sure of anything; actually it is still going on with theses Samyang/Walimex/Rokinon/Bower-lenses :smile:
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