Adam Perfect

Soligor 100-300mm F5 Macro

One of the first three vintage lenses I bought over in the US a couple of years ago (with the Takumar 55/1.8 and Takumar 135/3.5), I bought this lens as a bit of a joke: it’s hugely long, was marked as ‘bargain’ quality by KEH and, therefore, was very cheap.

After an early attempt at using it in the field on the California coast showed it to be very difficult to use and possibly just bad, it sat in a cupboard for nearly 2 years until I got the GFX 50S and decided to give it a try again just because.

It turns out, this is actually quite a good lens (and certainly for its age and the ~$30 I paid for it) if you’re patient and careful with it. You’ll also need a sturdy tripod.

Sample image

Here’s a sample image taken with the Soligor 100-300mm F5 Macro:

FUJIFILM GFX 50S, 100mm, 1/30s at ƒ/1.0

Jan 2017present

100-300mm F5 Macro
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