For the opportunity Tele-Auto 1: 2.8 f = 135mm lens review many thanks Alexey.
Basic performance characteristics of Soligor Tele-Auto 1: 2.8 f = 135mm
Diaphragm: F / 2.8-f / 22
Focal length: 135 mm
Number of aperture blades: 8 pieces
Front Filter Diameter: 55 mm
Mounting: Nikon F Pre-ai, Lens Made in Japan
My Soligor Tele-Auto 1: 2.8 f = 135mm instance has mounts for Nikon cameras and is Pre-ai lens for Nikon. There is enough many modifications this lens: with a different frame, lens hood, etc.
Basic about Soligor Tele-Auto 2.8 / 135
- Focusing on the lens is very smooth. The focus ring rotates 270 degrees, while the front lens moves forward 2 cm. When focusing, the front lens does not rotate. Easy to use filters. Infinity on the focus distance indicator starts at 20 meters. Most bad side of the lens is a large minimum focusing distance, which is as much as 1.8 meters. To take a picture of a flower, you need to go a minimum of 1.8 meters
- The aperture of the lens is eight-petal, a sufficiently large aperture of F2.8 for such a focal length. Aperture closes to F22. Of course, the iris control is manual, semi-automatic, as it Pre-ai lens.
- The workmanship is very high, Lens Made in Japan is proudly painted on the case. Soligor Tele-Auto 2.8 / 135- a serious lens.
- DOF Scale Available for All Apertures Except F4.0
How to use on modern central control rooms?
The lens has the same mount as all Nikon's native lenses, so just put on the lens and start shooting. The only difficulties are:
- By virtue of Pre-ai, on advanced Nikon cameras, the aperture value from the lens to the camera will not be transmitted. Measurement exposure will only work on F2.8, which is also pretty good. The lens can be very easily converted to AI compatible, or, attach Lushnikov dandelion.
- Nikon amateur cameras will not measure exposure. But, you can easily shoot video on such cameras. It is treated with Lushnikov's dandelion for Nikon.
In general, how to use such a lens, and compatibility with your Nikon camera you can easily find in the section about old PRE AI lenses. Personally, I used the lens on Nikon D200, D40 и D700. If you do not have Nikon, then this Soligor Tele-Auto 1: 2.8 f = 135mm was produced for all kinds of mounts, it is simply difficult to find with a native mount to the camera.
Soligor Tele-Auto 1: 2.8 f = 135mm did not disappoint, although there is nothing unusual either. The lens is sharp enough at f / 2.8, especially for portraits. Slight softness from F / 2.8 to F / 4.0, becomes very sharp at F / 5.6. At a fully closed aperture, it suffers from diffraction and drop in sharpness. The Soligor Tele-Auto 1: 2.8 f = 135mm gives good contrast and even copes well with flares, although it does not have a hood. The bokeh is very pleasant. HA insignificant (see for yourself), and, of course, no barrel (distortion). Vignetting on DX cameras is almost not noticeable, on FX disappears on F5.6.
Sample photos on APS-C (crop)
All sample photos were taken on Nikon D200 DX with crop 1.5X. Without processing, on-camera JPEG L, reduced to 1600 * 1200 size and imprinted data from EXIF. Soligor Tele-Auto 1: 2.8 f = 135mm on Nikon DX cropped cameras behaves like a real telephoto with EGF at 202,5 mm. To get a sharp frame, you need to use a fast shutter speed, more details in the section on how to take off.
Sample photos on APS (full frame)
All sample photos were taken on Nikon D700 FX Without processing, on-camera JPEG L, reduced to 1600 * 1200 size and imprinted data from EXIF. On APS cameras, the lens turns (or simply remains itself) into a wonderful portrait portrait.
In processing: Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3, Photo 4, Photo 5, Photo 6
Personal impressions are positive, the lens was very good. I decided to make a comparison plate 135mm fixed lenses that I used. The plate is very, very conditional, since each model there are modifications with better or worse parameters, my opinion, too, is purely subjective.
Here are reviews of other 135mm fixed lenses:
- Jupiter-11 135mm F4.0
- Jupiter-37A 135mm F3.5
- Tair-11A 135mm F2.8
- Tamron 135mm F / 2.5 MC
- PENTACON auto 2.8 / 135 MC
- AUTO Sears MC 1: 2.8 f = 135mm
- Auto Revuenon 1: 2.8 f = 135mm
It's a pity that Nikon never released an autofocus lens 135mm F2.8, and the “king of bokeh” Nikon 135mm F2.0 DC scares away at its price.
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Soligor Tele-Auto 1: 2.8 f = 135mm is a good fixed telephoto lens with excellent aperture. Suitable as a good portraiture on FX cameras and a good telephoto for nature on DX cameras.
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Arkady, review as always a bomb, thank you!
Great review and comparisons with similar lenses, thanks.
Thanks for your review! The optical question is not Sonnar, by any chance? The drawing reminded me of my Ju-37
Looks like I can’t say for sure.
Alas! Far from being Kaleinar-5N. Compared to this, he is resting!
And what does Kalainar have to do with it? K-5n is far from 135mm.
Kaleinar? With all of this, moreover, at the same time:
With all due respect, I already wrote to you that your crop is very doubtful.
Arkady, a question about the plate (by the way, thanks - it was clearly done). For the Pentacon ball exactly 1?
According to the plate - yes, but it's very conditional.
Good day, Arkady! I have a little question for you related to the lens ... I bought myself a Soligor 135 2.8 (as in this review). I like everything and bokeh, and color rendition ... for personal feelings, quite a decent glass. There is one but ... The grain appears in the pictures, like on film. Not that it was very bad, but somehow annoying. The grain appears when viewing the photo 1 to 2 approximately. Could it be a defect or just insufficient lens resolution? I use it on Nikon 3100. Thank you!
Usually, the lens is not related to grain, and the grain appears at medium and high values of iSO, or in the shadow region, this is especially evident when increasing. It would be nice if you sent a link to an example.
Arkady, nothing to do with the sensitivity of the matrix ... the grain appears at any ISO in dark areas. Here are some examples: http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/maxservis/view/530360/
In this album, all photos were shot on this lens. I try various options when shooting.
As I already wrote, the camera itself is noisy in the shadows, especially when underexposed.
Those. the best option would be a slightly overexposed picture. ITS can be overexposed in the editor ... it is much more difficult to deal with noise ... So?
Just when pulling shadows in the editor, the noise appears most. The on-camera noise reduction function will be just right, and ADL also slightly affects the noise, it usually needs to be turned off.
From this place in more detail (sorry). ADL is disabled. Noise reduction is on. You see the result ... It turns out - buy another camera? But this is not the case on Nikon's lenses? (I use 18-55 kit and 55-200 VR DX 4 - 5,6).
relatives work in automatic modes, the camera very accurately selects the exposure pair. My D700 can also make noise in the shadows at ISO 200, I don’t see anything terrible in this. Another factor may be a slight haze from the lens, which works like a veil (gauze), can create a little grain effect, but this effect is created throughout the field and I rarely see it.
thanks! Hopefully a more careful selection of the exposure pair will help ... I'm starting to understand the importance of exposure compensation on the device.
Happy New Year! Well, happy holiday!
Here is such a lens M42 Soligor 3.5 / 135
I understand correctly that the KP-A / N adapter is needed for installation on Nikon
will it have infinity with such an adapter?
You do not understand correctly. Need KP-42 \ N or M42-Nikon. Infinity with such an adapter will not.
Sorry, I wrote incorrectly =))
adapter KP-42 \ N I have =))
In general, does it make sense in this lens (M42 Soligor 3.5 / 135) in the presence of Helios 81N ??
I have not tried it yet - it will only be delivered in a few days.
Yes, it makes sense. Everything is written in the review, there are examples of photos, there is enough information to determine.
And at what distance can I focus?
Mine is slightly different ... 3.5 / 135, double aperture ring, judging by the scale - the minimum focusing distance is 1.5, well, an interchangeable shank ...
In general, it turned out funny, Soligor was sold as an m42 ... well, I used an adapter for several months, but today I bought a kp-a / n (I saw it for the first time) and took Jupiter 37a from friends to try it, began to compare lenses ... and to my surprise, m42 soligor turned out to have an interchangeable tail ... although this is not indicated on the lens itself ..
Tell someone !!!
On my Soligor 3.5 / 135 there is a replaceable shank, I put a kp-a / n, there is a gap of half a millimeter / millimeter between the lens and the adapter and, apparently, there is no infinity, no more than 25-30 meters ... the adapter sits to the maximum, it is impossible to go deeper ..
Is the problem in the adapter?
It seems factory, with marking kp-a / n
Or maybe the problem is in the lens?
Has anyone come across a similar one?
You can read the adapter on a lathe.
The smallest MDF of the old 135-ok at Koniki 135 / 3.2 is one meter. Feels like even a little less.
Arkady, please tell me if it can be used on the Canon 1100D?
Thanks in advance.
Thank you for the storehouse of information and for the work done! Wow, you and the girl model! A sight for sore eyes