Showcase Panagor 90mm f/2.8 Macro

Conrad

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I have this lens since the 1980's with an MC (Minolta) mount. I always considered it to be a sharp and versatile lens. I recently got an MC-M43 adapter and gave this lens a chance for a second life. All in all I am quite pleased with it, but maybe even more, I am pleased with the focal length. I wish Panasonic would market a 90mm/2.8.

Technical stuff of this lens: FL 90 mm, f/2.8 max NA (I measured it to be f/3.0 btw), weight ~500g, focuses down to 1:1 (sensor-object distance 34 cm, working distance ~10 cm), filter thread 62 mm.

Pictures of the lens on-camera:

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And with the lens in closest focus position:

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Landscape samples

From a recent trip to Northumberland:

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Portrait sample

Lighting was a bit difficult (strong green hue due to overhead branches). No sharpening, f/4.5:

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100% crop:

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This lens is indeed sharp, but a bit low on macro contrast. Together with its noticeable longitudinal chromatic aberration, this renders skin quite well.
 

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Macro samples

Casual flower shot (f/11):

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And now a tougher subject: diamond. Here you can notice the CA, and that it results in an overall unsharp rendering of the highlights. Shot at f/5.6.

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Very nice work, a professional assessment.

That lens is definitely a keeper.

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Mine is a PK mounted lens. I used it on a Pentax ME before.

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My first attempt with this lens. It was a bit windy so it took a lot of shots to get anything half decent.
 

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I've noticed my lens has a fault. It has a band across the bottom of the images when used a certain angles, it's there on the image above. When I use it now I crop the image to square to remove it.
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I haven't used the lens for ages because I thought it was faulty, but I found out today that it is light leaking in from the adaptor. Time to get another adaptor and have some fun.
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Handheld @1:1 + Raynox 150. This beetle was 2mm in length at the most.

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Same set up as above but these were taken indoors with flash.

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I prefer those also. I just wish I could find something a little bigger that didn't move so much to photograph.

You could always put them in the fridge to slow them down.
 

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