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Soligor AF19-35mm/F3.5-4.5 35mm Zoom

3.86 star rating
                      3.86 / 5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $0

Product Description

  • Wide angle autofocus zoom lens
  • Min focus: 0.5m

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    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Pierantonio a Expert

    Date Reviewed: January 15, 2013

    Strengths:    Prezzo competitivo, autofocus pronto, buona resa

    Weaknesses:    Costruzione non solidissima

    Bottom Line:   
    Obiettivo buono soprattutto se diaframmato di almeno 2 stop

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    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   ebay

    Type of photography:   Outdoor

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Cyberpunky a Casual

    Date Reviewed: August 9, 2010

    Strengths:    can be used with Full Format Cameras too

    Weaknesses:    build quality
    not really sharp

    Bottom Line:   
    Soligor, Cosina, Voigtlaender etc. 19-35mm f3.5-4.5
    they are all the same Lens. This Lens isn´t that bad, but it is not really sharp.
    I tried the Voigtlaender and the Soligor with my Canon 1000D as used lenses, bought on eBay for less than 50 Bucks. Compared to the Canon 18-55mmm EF-S
    there is only one advantage : You can use the 19-35 with Full Format or older
    Film-Cameras too . The build quality and sharbness of the Canon Kitty is much
    better. Colors and Bouket of the 19-35mm are not bad and if you are looking for a cheap wide lens as a starter, try to grab one used for less than 50 Bucks on eBay.
    Close ups are fine, but don´t expect to much.

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    Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   eBay

    Similar Products Used:   Canon 18-55mm
    Voigtlaender 19-35mm

    Type of photography:   Outdoor

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by infocusfoto a Professional

    Date Reviewed: July 30, 2009

    Strengths:    Price-quality, overall image quality, metallic mount, AF speed, available in 7 brands!

    Weaknesses:    Build quality, rotating front element, loose lens hood, focusing run too short for accurate manual focusing (but anybody really needs it?).

    Bottom Line:   
    This lens was a total surprise. I was looking for a wideangle for my wife photo gear (EOS-3 and 35-350mm L USM), and found this one, branded Voigtländer, in silver finish. It was on Ebay, new, at only 89 Euro and with 3 yrs of warranty! I had huge doubts about the image quality, but I can say that the pictures it delivers, on SLIDE FILMS, have very good colors, contrast and sharpness at many apertures. It won't reach the excellent Canon 17-40mm L USM that I already have, but it's sure better than the Canon 20-35mm USM and as good as the old Tokina 20-35mm II. The focusing is quite fast, due to its short run. Even the flare is reduced. Obviously, the build quality is medium-low (but the mount is metallic), the front part rotates with focusing, causing troubles with polarizers use... but if the use is normal, I guess that this lens can work for years without problems.

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    Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

    Price Paid:    $89.00

    Purchased At:   Ebay, new

    Similar Products Used:   Canon EF 17-40mm f:4 L USM
    Canon EF 20-35mm f:3.5-4.5 USM
    Tokina AF 20-35mm f:3.5-4.5 II

    Type of photography:   Outdoor

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Christiano a Professional

    Date Reviewed: November 23, 2005

    Strengths:    DID I say its sharp??...and IT IS MADE IN JAPAN(Phoenix and Vivitar)

    Weaknesses:    A little plasticky but still strong..

    Bottom Line:   
    This must be the big all time hit of all affordable wide angle in the hole Photo business! it is simple stunning and i have compared this diamond To both Canon L glass and Nikon ED glass..the difference is quite remarkable,This little 19-35 blows them all away when you take all in consideration; price,weight,design,Fast AF and pure optical joy,the rest of them is not 5 times better BUT cost 5 or 6 times more....i bought one made by Phoenix NEW for usd 129 ..come on gys..(same type as Vivitar) and it is printed both on lens and box; Made In Japan ! Go and get it folks! they are made for canon,nikon and minolta as well.
    I plan to get them all..i mean..for this price and quality!?? WOW.

    i think they are made by Tokina in license but im not sure..only thing im sure of that this is an optical hit...sharp sharp..perfect colour..no distortion ,and just good..
    Go and get it before they close the production or set the price up..or...?? ..
    its just creme de la creme..

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    Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

    Price Paid:    $129.00

    Purchased At:   adorama

    Similar Products Used:   canon nikon minolta..in the 12--50 mm range zoom type..

    Type of photography:   People

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by pburrell a Intermediate from London, UK

    Date Reviewed: June 10, 2003

    Strengths:    Price
    Metal mount (Canon EF fit was, anyway)
    Relative speed f3.5-4.5
    decent feel to zoom ring

    Weaknesses:    77mm thread makes for expensive filters
    slightly scratchy AF

    Bottom Line:   
    Excellent value for money. Well worth buying if you are unsure just how much wide angle photography you will do.

    I bought this lens 2 years back and love the images I get from it. I am now a firm fan of wide angle photography and have recently upgraded to a Canon 20-35 USM. I'm glad I bought this lens first, though -- it's been great value (and i sold it for the same price I originally paid, so that's great!)

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    Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

    Price Paid:    $90.00

    Purchased At:   Jessops (secondhand)

    Similar Products Used:   Sigma 24mm f2.8 prime

    Type of photography:   People

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