Showcase Panagor 90mm f/2.8 Macro

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Conrad, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Conrad

    Conrad Mu-43 Veteran

    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:


    And with the lens in closest focus position:

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  2. Conrad

    Conrad Mu-43 Veteran

    Landscape samples

    From a recent trip to Northumberland:


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  3. Conrad

    Conrad Mu-43 Veteran

    Portrait sample

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


    100% crop:


    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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  4. Conrad

    Conrad Mu-43 Veteran

    Macro samples

    Casual flower shot (f/11):


    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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  5. Bokeh Diem

    Bokeh Diem Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 14, 2010
    Very nice work, a professional assessment.

    That lens is definitely a keeper.

    Bokeh D
  6. petronius

    petronius Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 6, 2011
    Mine is a PK mounted lens. I used it on a Pentax ME before.



  7. Niemer

    Niemer Mu-43 Regular

    May 6, 2016
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  8. Phil.H

    Phil.H Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jul 8, 2017
    P1030004-2. 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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  9. Phil.H

    Phil.H Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jul 8, 2017
    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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  10. Phil.H

    Phil.H Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jul 8, 2017
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