Pergear has been going a bit nuts lately on the low-budget lenses. It was only in March that they released their 35mm f/1.6 and 50mm f/1.8 lenses with the 7.5mm f/2.8 fisheye just last month. Now, they’ve sent one fo their existing focal lengths into overdrive and announced the new Pergear 35mm f/1.2 manual focus lens.
Designed for Micro Four Thirds and APS-C mirrorless cameras, it’s available in MFT, Nikon Z, Canon EF-M, Fuji X and Sony E mounts. The best bit? It’s only $109.
The lens features full metal construction and weighs in at 210g. IT features TPU to help increase durability and use in extreme temperatures. It has only 6 elements in 5 groups with Multi-MC coatings to help increase light transmission, contrast and colour accuracy while reducing flare and ghosting. The fast f/1.2 aperture is controlled by 10 blades.
|Format||MFT & APS-C|
|Mount||MFT, Nikon Z, Canon EF-M, Sony E, Fuji X|
|Focus type||Manual focus|
|Min focus distance||~25cm|
|Optics||6 elements in 5 groups|
|Aperture blades||10 (rounded)|
|Dimensions||48 x 53mm|
At this price, it’s the kind of lens one might consider buying purely for the sake of curiosity to see how it performs. Will it be as good as Canon’s fancy f/1.2 L glass? Well, no, probably not. But it also doesn’t cost anywhere near as much.
The Pergear 35mm f/1.2 is available to buy now for $109 in MFT, Nikon Z, Canon EF-M, Sony E and Fuji X mounts and comes with front and rear lens caps, a hood, a pouch to keep it in and an air blower to help keep it clean and dust-free.