The Panagor PMC Auto Macro 90 mm f/ 2.8 is a high-quality multicoated macro lens capable of taking life size pictures for 35 mm cameras.
It was designed by the Japanese company Nittoh Kogaku, better known for its trademark Komine. The lens was manufactured to the order of different trademarks owners. The lens is also known as Vivitar Macro 90mm f/ 2.8, Elicar V-HQ 90mm f/ 2.8 and Rokunar Macro 90 mm f/ 2.8. There are lenses under the majority of trademarks with claimed lens speed of f/2.5, which differ in the lens name only.
The Panagor PMC Auto Macro 90 mm f/ 2.8 forms a high quality picture with good contrast and well corrected aberrations. It handles well both side and back light.
The lens is very sharp from f/4.0 onwards. At f/2.8 it produces a slightly soft and very plastic image with a nice bokeh, which makes it possible to use it as a portrait lens.
The front lens is recessed into the frame, thus forming a kind of a built-in hood.
When fully extended, the lens is more than two times as long.
The Panagor PMC Auto Macro 90 mm f/ 2.8 is remarkable for its high quality build. Only glass and metal. No plays, very convenient and smooth ring travel, which is characteristic rather of the Carl Zeiss' SRL Contax lenses. All in all, the lens has a strong resemblance both outwardly and structurally to Contax lenses.
It is recommended to use the lens for macro and portrait photography. It can be easily mounted on modern digital SLR and mirrorless cameras via suitably matched adapters.
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Posted by: Sergei Borodin Date of publication: 08.12.2010