Pergear has introduced the second era of its 14mm f/2.8 full-frame prime lens for mirrorless cameras.
The Pergear 14mm f/2.8 II lens arrives lower than a yr after the unique model, which was introduced final December.
In comparison with the first-generation lens, the new-and-improved second-generation model is extra compact and weighs simply 17.6 ounces (500 grams).
One other vital enchancment comes within the type of a diminished minimal focusing distance. Whereas the unique Pergear 14mm f/2.8 lens might focus solely as shut as 17 inches (0.43 meters), the sequel model’s minimal focusing distance is a a lot nearer 8.7 inches (0.22m).
Pergear has barely modified the lens hood design this time round, choosing a built-in lens hood. Regardless that the lens hood is inbuilt, Pergear says the lens remains to be suitable with filters utilizing an 82mm filter adapter. One other revision is a brand new steel lens cowl, which Pergear says is extra sturdy and dependable.
Alongside the massive focus ring with corresponding metric and imperial markings, the Pergear 14mm f/2.8 II lens features a clicked aperture ring with full-stop markings on the barrel.
Contained in the smaller and lighter lens barrel are 13 components arrayed throughout 9 teams — the identical variety of components and teams as the unique lens. Of those 13 components, there are two aspherical, three low dispersion, and 4 excessive refractive index components. Pergear additionally notes that six components are made by HOYA, an optical firm recognized for its wonderful lens filters.
The Pergear 14mm f/2.8 II ultra-wide lens delivers a 114-degree angle of view on full-frame cameras. Pergear says the lens renders topics with “minimal distortion,” so it ought to be well-suited to architectural and panorama purposes. The intense f/2.8 aperture additionally signifies that it ought to work nicely for evening sky images. In regards to the aperture, Pergear has moved from a 10-bladed aperture diaphragm to a brand new nine-bladed association.
Regardless of the up to date design, it doesn’t seem that the Pergear 14mm f/2.8 II lens provides any modifications to picture high quality, as Pergear has opted to make use of among the identical pattern photographs on its product web page for the brand new lens because it did for the unique model.
The Pergear 14mm f/2.8 II guide lens is accessible now for $269 for Sony E, Nikon Z, Canon RF, and Leica L-Mount.
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