Pergear 35mm f/1.4 review

This manual focus prime lens optimized for full-frame mirrorless cameras is perfect for subtle street photography

Pergear 35mm f/1.4 review
(Image: © Beth Nicholls)

Digital Camera World Verdict

A great little 35mm companion, this lens from Pergear is wide enough to capture the action of the streets without any distorted angles, but can also make for a handy portrait lens when out and about. Manual focus means you're in full control (and solely to blame for any missed opportunities) so you'll need to keep a sharp eye out for any moving subjects and learn not to rely on autofocus all the time.


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    Great bokeh and soft quality

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    Focus to infinity means you won't miss the shot

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    Ideal for street photography

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    Super lightweight and affordable


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    Manual focus takes some getting used to

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    Not the sharpest when used wide open

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    Flare resistance needs improvement

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The Pergear 35mm F1.4 Full-Frame Manual Focus lens is ideal for everyday shooting, street photography, travel photos, portraits - and for those who enjoy shooting slightly wider than a 50mm focal length, but still like to keep things simple.

 One of the best budget lenses on the market right now, this offering from Pergear is excellent value for money and does a really great job when focused correctly, though it might take some focus peaking to get the subject pin sharp. 

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.