Please advise on manual macro lens

Started Aug 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
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loco77 Regular Member • Posts: 196
Panagor 90/2.8

If you can find one, the old Panagor 90mm/2.8 macro is fantastic. It's a fully manual lens, so you have to use stop down metering, which isn't a big deal. The focus throw is looooooonnnggg so it's very easy to dial in the correct focus, though I usually use catch in focus.

I got mine for $180, but I think you can find them cheaper.

The only down side is it is strictly macro and short distance. It won't focus beyond about 10 ft or so.

Here are a few of my favorites I've taken with it...

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