Friday, December 7, 2012
Soligor 28-80mm F3.5-4.5 zoom macro
I have had this lens for about a year, but hadn't used it much. The main reason I got is because it was going for a cheap price on Ebay and is an FD lens with a useful zoom range. I figured it was worth a chance.
I took this one with some of the last of the Kentmere 400 on a foggy morning.
Not much time for more commentary on this lens. There is a Soligor 28-80mm F3.5-4.5 zoom macro gallery here so you can form your own opinion.
Since FD lenses are not easily adaptable for use with digital cameras they haven't suffered the price inflation that some MF lens which can be adapted have. So excellent real Canon FD lens are still pretty reasonable. And third-party lenses like the Soligor are even cheaper. I know some people look down on such lenses, however I think that if you have a camera that uses the FD system then the FD Soligor 28-80mm F3.5-4.5 zoom macro might be worth trying. I also imagine this lens was available in most other mounts although I am not sure what kind of price those might bring.