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Panagor PMC Auto Macro 90 mm f/ 2.8 Lens

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Panagor PMC Auto Macro 90 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Panagor PMC Auto Macro 90 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Panagor PMC Auto Macro 90 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Panagor PMC Auto Macro 90 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Panagor PMC Auto Macro 90 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: C/Y (contax/yashica), C/Y (contax/yashica), Canon FD, FDn, Canon FD, FDn, M42, M42, Nikon F (FX, DX), Nikon F (FX, DX), Olympus OM, Olympus OM, Pentax K, Pentax K, Minolta SR (MD, MC), Minolta SR (MD, MC)

First year of production: 1983

Optical design: 6 elements in 4 groups

Features: Macro lens
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Average price: $299


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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

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Owner reviews: Panagor PMC Auto Macro 90 mm f/ 2.8

Сергей Бородин 1.1.2000 00:00:01
Period of use: 2 years

  • A very good constructive.
  • Very convenient Focusing.
  • Macro 1:1 without additional. extenders.
  • The plasticity of pictures on the open apertures.
  • Compact size and light weight.


    Serious disadvantages are not noticed.


    Panagor 90mm 2.8 - in my opinion, a very successful model of the manual focus lens. Moreover, it is good not only as a macro lens, but in other genres. I have a version for C/Y mount. I use it often enough. I bought it two years ago for about $ 200 in new condition. Very recommend!