Saturday, March 22, 2014

Soligor 80-200mm f3.5 CD [MD Mount] - A Photo Set

If you read my blog, you know I am not a big fan of zoom lenses, but I have a couple of boxes of cheap zooms, mostly bought from the old Outlet Store. The Soligor 80-200mm f3.5 is considered one of the better of the bunch. It's quite a large and heavy lens, but optically decent, as far as old zoom lenses go.  I have used it a few times with satisfactory results. It won't win any awards for optical excellence, but is a good option if you need a cheap telephoto zoom.  Just keep in mind that manual focus zooms don't work very well with cameras like the E-M5, that has in-body stabilization, because you need to set the focal length in the camera each time you zoom, otherwise the IS won't be very effective, or even worse than without IS.

All pictures below were taken with Olympus E-M5 & Soligor C/D 80-200mm f3.5. 

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