This £69 lens is irresistibly cheap… but is Pergear's 25mm f/1.7 any good?

Pergear 25mm f/1.7 lens, in pitch blackness, with moving light highlighting the edges
(Image credit: Pergear)

Chinese brand Pergear has released its new lens, the 25mm f/1.7 for APS-C and Micro Four Thirds cameras, for the incredibly low price of £69, making it one of the most affordable lenses on the market. 

Known for being a distributor for brands such as Viltrox, InfiRay, TTArtisan, and 7Artisans, we’ve referred to Pergear as a budget photography company in the past – but one, it seems, that is continually gaining in popularity. 

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Leonie Helm
Staff Writer

After graduating from Cardiff University with an Master's Degree in Journalism, Media and Communications Leonie developed a love of photography after taking a year out to travel around the world. 

While visiting countries such as Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh and Ukraine with her trusty Nikon, Leonie learned how to capture the beauty of these inspiring places, and her photography has accompanied her various freelance travel features. 

As well as travel photography Leonie also has a passion for wildlife photography both in the UK and abroad.