Week 14: Soligor C/D Zoom+Macro 3.5-4.5/28-105 MC
Another Soligor C/D lens.
As said in the last entry, the “C/D” lenses were for Soligor what “Series 1” was for Vivitar, “AT-X” is for Tokina, “EX” is for Sigma and “L” is for Canon.
When I was looking for this lens in the internet, I could not find anything about it that did not come from my own pen. It seems that nobody who writes in the net has ever owned or used this lens. Again, this is a pity. This 28-105 is really good. Unfortnately, I only have this lens in Canon FD-mount and thus can only refer to its performance on film or with a corrective EOS adapter. The latter would not be fair, so I concentrate on how I like this lens on my Canon FTb QL (see picture).
This Soligor lens is well built and offers with its one-touch-zoom a nice handling. The performance is good and it’s reasonably fast. I like the contrast it produces and on a Canon film SLR, it might be considered a highly recommendable “allround zoom”.
I do not own a FD-NEX-adapter; if I did, I could test it without a corrective lens on a digital sensor. Perhaps one day I can do that. 😉
This 28-105 has a rather huge front lens (72mm diameter) which helps to prevent vignetting but might trigger some flare, so you have to be careful with the position of the sun. But actually, I could not observe any particular flare dispositon of this lens.
If you shoot with a Canon film SLR, this lens can be the only lens you want (perhaps apart from a fast 50mm).