Chinese manufacturer Pergear has just released a new 60mm F/2.8 Ultra-Macro 2x magnification lens for FUJIFILM X, Sony E, MFT, and Nikon Z-mount cameras. This fully manual lens features a de-clicked aperture, it covers APS-C sensors, and as its name suggests, it has a 2x magnification ratio. So let’s take a closer look at this very affordable macro lens!
Pergear is a relatively new Chinese player in the lenses industry, specializing in affordable manual lenses. For a couple of years, the company has been making prime lenses for Sony, Micro Four Thirds, FUJIFILM, and Nikon mirrorless cameras.
If you’re looking for an affordable macro lens, the Pergear 60mm F/2.8 Ultra-Macro 2x magnification lens might be a valuable option for you.
Pergear 60mm F/2.8 Ultra-Macro 2X Magnification – features
The Pergear 60mm F/2.8 Ultra-Macro 2X Magnification is a fully manual lens compatible that covers APS-C sensors. For filmmakers, the aperture ring is de-clicked, which is perfect if you need to make small aperture adjustments.
On an APS-C camera, you’ll get a 90mm full-frame equivalent focal length. However, the company claims that “while it is designed for use in APS-C formats, this lens can also be used with Full Frame cameras. On Full Frame cameras, there will be slight vignetting while shooting at infinity.”
In short, I guess that’s good news for Sony E-Mount shooters! Also, this Pergear 60mm F/2.8 lens is available in FUJIFILM X-mount, MFT, and Nikon Z-mount.
This macro lens is entirely made out of metal; it is fairly compact at only 68 x 118mm for a weight of 600g/1.3lbs.
The Pergear 60mm F/2.8 Ultra-Macro 2X Magnification lens design consists of 11 elements in 8 groups, including three high-refractive index elements to help with spherical aberrations and reduce distortion. In addition, a multi-layer coating is applied to all elements to help reduce lens flares and ghosting.
The aperture diaphragm consists of ten aperture blades for smooth and creamy bokeh. The front filter thread is 62mm, and the minimum focus distance is only 19.1cm/0.62ft. If you pair the minimum focusing distance with the 2x magnification, this Pergear 60mm F/2.8 has serious macro capabilities.
Price and availability
The Pergear 60mm F/2.8 Ultra-Macro 2X Magnification lens is available now for $199.00. As a direct comparison, the 7Artisans 60mm F/2.8 II Macro lens retails for $169.00, but it “only” has 1x magnification, while the Laowa 100mm F/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO lens is $449.
For more information, please visit Pergear’s website here.
What do you think about this new Pergear affordable 2x macro lens? Do you often use macro lenses? Do you think autofocus lenses are useful when shooting macro videos? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments down below!