One of the huge benefits of using a crop sensor system is the selection of small affordable lenses.
Over the past few months I’ve seen a few reviews on lenses from Pergear on YouTube. I heard a lot of good things in those reviews so I bought a couple of Pergear lenses to try out myself.
Here’s my unboxing video of the Pergear 25mm:
And this is my video review of the Pergear 25mm:
And keep reading for a summary of my thoughts on this lens.
You can find this lens for about $60 on Ebay or about $70 on Amazon(The Amazon link is an affiliate link.)
At that price it was a low risk purchase for me. After a few weeks of using it I haven’t been disappointed.
Here’s a list of Pros & Cons:
- Small focusing & aperture rings
- Focusing & aperture rings turn in reverse order compared to Fuji lenses
- Clickless aperture (for video this works but I prefer clicks for photography)
- Good build quality
- Solid all around image quality
- Very little chromatic aberration and fringing
- Compact size
- Included lens hood and pouch
I forgot to mention in my video review of this lens that it’s easier for me to focus this lens when focus peaking is turned off. I instead use the zoom/punch in feature to get a closer look at what I’m trying to focus on in order to lock it in. When I first started using it, relying on the focus peaking I missed focus more than I normally do.
Another point I forgot to mention in the video is that it has 10 aperture blades and not 12 as you’ll see mentioned on some sites.
For the price there’s not really much to complain about. Are you getting your money’s worth with this lens? In my short time using it, I say absolutely. This is a fantastic first prime lens for the Fuji system.
This is perfect for the street shooter who wants good image quality in a compact size for a low price.
I’ll continue to shoot with this and get back to you with more thoughts and details.
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