SOLIGOR Wide-Auto 1 :3.8 F 21mm

Focal length: 21mm
Mount: Minolta MD
Aperture: F 3.8 - F 16
Min focus distance: 0.30m
Length (from flange): 57mm
[+ 27mm for the adapter], focusses internally
Diameter: 74mm
Weight: 340gr.

Some pictures:

A7 and the lens.

The grip is a HorusBennu leather grip attached to a Manfrotto 200PL style quick release plate, a special plate made by HorusBennu for their grips. It allows you to use the camera, with the grip attached, on a Manfrotto RC2 Rapid Connect Adapter.

Sample pictures: You may click on the sample image (except closest focus) for full resolution. The full resolution image opens in a new window, so you can keep it open for comparison. Focus is on the satellite dish to the right of the big solar panel near the center of the photo.

F 3.8.

F 8.

F 22.

Closest focus
is 22cm from outermost edge of the lens, F 8. Focus on the program wheel of the camera.

A very nice lens, even wide open. At F 3.8 there is just a hint of shaded edges and it's a bit soft, but gets better when stopped down. My lens has some fungus, so part of the softness may be due to this. It has good capabilities of close focussing for such a wide lens. Carefully aligned there is virtually no distortion.