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Soligor TM

Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2014-01-06

Soligor TM

Made between 1969 - 1974
It was also sold under the name Miranda TM or Pallas TM.

Technical info

Lens mount: M42
Shutter: 1/1000s to 1s + B
Light meter: Through the lens (ISO 12 - 6400)
Battery: One 1.5v SR44 (Only for the light meter)
Flash: PC sync connection (X sync is between 1/60 and 1/30)
Weight: 670g

Changeable viewfinder

Takes standard 135 film
24×36 mm negative size.


Good size and quite bright for a SLR with this age.

Right side have match needle for the light meter.

Focus aid:

Shutter type:

Focal plane
Horizontal traveling cloth curtain.

All mechanical.

Build quality:

It's a tank and are very well put together.

Look, feel and sound:
One of the better looking cameras I have tested so far and it has a feel just as nice.
The shutter and mirror sounds very mechanical and are quite loud.
I think that it suits the camera but other might not like that as much.


It's a camera that is still a very usable one today.
It feels good in the hand and are well balanced.
All buttons and dials are well placed but the shutter speed dial feels a little squeezed in.
And there are not a not of space for your fingers when you are turning it.
Maybe a problem with someone that have giant fingers but not a big one in a normal case.

Can't unfortunately not say much about the light meter because this did not work on my copy.


What it not to like about this one.
It just looks and feels great and still very usable.
I don't care all that much about changeable viewfinder but it's nice that you can take it off for cleaning.

Thumbs up:
Great build quality
Looks and feel

All mechanical
Changeable viewfinder

Thumbs down:

Have only small ones
Lack of self-timer
Loud shutter and mirror

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