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Showcase Soligor 350mm f/5.6 Telephoto

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by ante, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. ante

    ante Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 15, 2012
    This lens looks kind of cool mounted on the E-PM1 :biggrin: It is a preset lens, i.e. you can set the aperture with one ring, and then open/close the aperture from fully open to the preset value with another ring.

    DMC-G3    ---    115mm    f/4.9    1/125s    ISO 200

    I do not master this lens yet. It is very difficult to avoid motion blur. I think the lens is sharp, though, altough I am not sure. There could be some haze in it? Due to the shakiness it is very difficult to focus correctly, perhaps that is the reason for the not-so-sharp images?

    E-PM1    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/160s    ISO 200

    E-PM1    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/400s    ISO 200

    E-PM1    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/125s    ISO 200

    The lens has an increadible bokeh, due to its 15(!)-blade aperture.

    E-PM1    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/200s    ISO 200
  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Interesting lens. Looks pretty sharp also.
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  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    The shots look good to me. If you are getting motion blur try using the self timer on the camera - that way any shaking from pressing the shutter is eliminated.
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  4. ante

    ante Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 15, 2012
    Thanks rev,

    Yeah, I tried using the self timer, but only 2 sec due to my impatience. It was also quite windy which did not help. So I guess maybe the lens is fine. Just need to learn to use it. Focusing is a real challenge. But not as much as with my Vivitar 300mm with 2x Tele converter which is my next lens to test. :biggrin:
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