Showcase Panagor 90mm/2.8 Macro

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by xXx1, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    I got this lens very cheaply (70 euro) as there was fungus in 3 lens surfaces. I removed the fungus and believe that I put everything back correctly. The lens is indeed a double gaus one. I am not sure but I am pretty confined that there are three doublets inside the lens (a doublet is a lens made from two lenses of different materials in a such way that they cancel each others color dispersion). Pretty expensive construction but results are very good.

    All photos handheld aperture, 11 and light from Godox ring flash ml-150.

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    1:2 magnification, resized 25%
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    100% crop from above
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    1:1 magnification, resized 25%
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    100% crop from above

    Lens is much softer at 2.8 but I think that this lens is too revealing to be used in unprocessed portraits.

    I think that I am not going to seek another macro lens for a while.
     
  2. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jan 1, 2012
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    Brian
  3. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    Jep, same lens. As a bonus it is very well made (inside too).

    Unfortunately quite many are seeking it and they are not cheap.

    I don't really need 1:1 and using extension tube would be ok for me but then in any other mount than FD (this is in FD mount, don't like it at all). Great resolution helps a lot. A crop from 3:1 seems to be fine. I will test this lens when I have got time. There are some hop seed cones that I would like to photograph and I hope that they are not gone over this year. I try to take some portraits too.
     
  4. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    DSC03785_hops_zpsdd3639a4.
    Hops, natural light from window
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    grapes
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    Single hop cone
     
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  5. markoneswift

    markoneswift TalkEmount Veteran

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    Oct 17, 2012
    That single hop cone shot shows that there's some serious cleaning to be done - a lot of dust artefacts in there. Hopefully just surface stuff and not inside the lens or on the sensor ( also visible in the shot above, 'dead ant' on the left ).
     
  6. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    More probably sensor dust. There is some dust inside the lens, I have to clean it some time in winter. Dust inside the lens don't show in images (it causes loss of resolution and contrast).
     
  7. hknymz

    hknymz TalkEmount Regular

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    Mar 3, 2013
  8. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Super effort on the dandelion fluff. Them puppies are hard to focus on. ;)
     
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