This Old Lens: Soligor 28mm f/2.5 (C/Y Mount)

I love a good deal.

1 of 3 C/Y mount posts.

Recently picked up one heck of a deal in a camera. Seems appropriate to find deals when it comes to lenses for it. I typically get three primes when I purchase a film system. A normal. A portrait. A wide. This is the wide. The Soligor 28mm f/2.5.

Why did I buy it?

  • $34
  • Came with caps and bag.
  • $34
  • Looked nice enough in the ebay listing.
  • $34

Before I received the lens Dennis at Southeastern Camera shared with me that Soligor was a lens that he wanted to buy when he ended up buying a Vivitar.

Sony A7 w/ Mitakon 50mm f0.95

Now I was really looking forward to receiving the lens and I was not disappointed.

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Now that I have it:

  • This lens is gorgeous and built like a tank. I will put this lens up to near any lens build quality wise.
  • Great damping on the focus dial.
  • Positive aperture clicks.
  • And last, but not least produces fantastic images.
    • Sharp.
    • Great colors.
    • Pleasing out of focus bits.

So a $34 bargain. I leave you with a few sample images below and here is a link to an ongoing gallery.

Happy shooting.

-ELW