Pergear has announced a brand new 2x magnification lens, the 60mm f/2.8 Extremely-Macro for a variety of APS-C mounts — Fujifilm X-mount, Sony E-mount, and Nikon Z-mount — and Micro 4 Thirds.
The corporate touts the lens as capable of recreate “life-size” 2x most magnification images and may focus as shut as 19.1 centimeters (about 7.5 inches) and is subsequently appropriate for close-up topics. It’s a guide focus lens and as such contains marked distance and depth discipline scales to help in exact focus management.
On APS-C digital camera our bodies the lens is equal to 90mm on a full-frame and Pergear says that makes it appropriate for each macro work in addition to portraits. Its optical design consists of 11 components in 8 teams, three of that are high-refractive index components that Pergear says assist management spherical aberrations and cut back distortion, which it says helps “understand excessive sharpness and correct rendering.” The weather have additionally been handled with a multi-layer coating to scale back flare and ghosting and produce better distinction and colour accuracy when working in sturdy lighting situations. It moreover includes a 10-bladed diaphragm to assist create a delightful round bokeh.
The lens additionally has a de-clicked aperture ring to permit for a easy and silent rotation by means of the aperture vary, which Pergear says makes it excellent for close-range video functions. It includes a 62mm entrance factor, weighs roughly 600 grams (about 21.2 ounces), and has a 22.6-degree angle of view. The lens doesn’t have any built-in stabilization.
Whereas Pergear says the lens is designed for cameras with an APS-C sensor or smaller (Micro 4 Thirds), it may be used with full-frame cameras as effectively, with “slight vignetting whereas taking pictures at infinity.” The lens has an extended checklist of appropriate cameras from the 4 supported mounts, together with the Nikon Z50, Panasonic GH5, Sony Alpha 6500, and Fujifilm X-T3. Notably, the Fujifilm X-T4 just isn’t listed as appropriate. For the complete checklist of appropriate cameras, check Pergear’s product page for the lens. It’s not clear why sure cameras have to be supported, as Pergear doesn’t specify and it doesn’t seem as if it provides any electrical reference to a digital camera. As such, it could not talk with the digital camera and supply digital data, like EXIF.
Pergear has printed a few sample images made with the lens, however they’re of low high quality and are usually not a very good strategy to consider its efficiency.
The Pergear 60mm f/2.8 Extremely-Macro 2x Magnification lens might be purchased directly from Pergear for $229.