Yashica FRII + DSB 50/1,9 and Soligor lenses, any good?

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  1. oljens

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    - Yashica FRII
    - Yashica DSB 50/1,9
    - Soligor Wide - Auto 28/2,5 MC
    - Soligor Auto - Zoom 70 - 150/3,5 MC

    Is this all crap, or are they any useful? How will the lenses perform compared to more modern lenses like Canon EF 50/1,8, EF 28/2,8 and EF 70-200/4?
    And finally how will the lenses perform with a "CO/Y-EOS"-adapter?
     
  2. Pumal

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    The Yashica FRII is quite decent, but I use it with a Planar 50mm f/1.7 T*
    I don't know about the Soligors, except that I have an old Soligor Zoom 35-140 f/3.5 Auto Macro and it's quite good. Very sharp. I use it with a Minolta XD-11 (it's an MC)
     
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    Yashica's own lenses were always excellent, it was a nice camera too well made, some Soligor lenses were very good years ago they were amongst the best of the independents but Vivitar & Tamron surpassed them in the mid 70's.

    Using lenses on adaptors woks but usually with loss of some functionality, I use Pentax screw theard lenses on my EOS and get excellent results but everything is manual stopping the lenses down & obviously focussing.

    Ian
     
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    The advantage of this camera was the shared mount with the Zeiss Contax slrs of that era. I used to lust after the FRI as teenager.
     
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    Soligor Lens .. I need an ID

    I recently acquired a very heavy Soligor lens. The lens is a Auto Wide 1.2:8 28mm. Can you identify the camera mount? And whats up with the rectanglur shape? It has two pins. one moveable(shiney one) and a stationary wider black "pin". The matte silver ring is the aperture ring and reads 2.8 - 16 with EE at the end.

    When researching the net I thought I found a similarity to Nikon, Miranda, C/Y. But alas...nowhere. You just don't see too many rear end shots of lenses or one of the lens rear end and camera body throat/mouth.

    Thanks. .
     

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    EE -- I want to say Konica. But I'm not 100% on that.

    And I think that some Petri lenses are marked "EE" on the lens face ring.
     
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    Never mind -- the Petri lens is marked "C.C Auto."
     
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    Better Pics of the Soligor 28 - i hope

    I forgot to mention...see the small orange dot. I tried this lens on my minoltal srt and a pentax,,,but no dice.
     

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    Does/Did Konica have their own bayonet style?
     
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    You might want to try it on a Praktica B-mount. Its similar to Pentax K, but not quite interchangeable. Also try Minolta or Konica. Its not C/Y or Nikon F.
     
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    Thanks ELEKM... the trail led me to

    In fact Konica does have it's own style of imcompatibility.

    Elekm,,you suggestion led me to google which led me to konica pages and led me to another APUG post... which I've visited and asked who ever reads it to visit this thread for a look see. But by golly good fellow I think you nailed it.

    Now i'm serching ebait ....uuuuuuuugggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhh!:tongue:
     
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    Try Butkus--one camera model at a time until you find what you are loking for. Thats how I found out what the camera someone gave me with a missing name plate was.
     
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    I have a Soligor 35-140 and a Soligor 135mm f 2.8 nd have been pleased with the results on film and digital as long as you dont use them wide open
     
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    This most definitely is a Konica mount. I just compared it with a Hexanon 50 mm.
    The reason there are so few adapters is the 'back distance' lens to film distance. The lenses are useable on The Olympus 'E' system from what I have read.

    Try konicaslr@yahoogroups.com for more information.