Pergear 14mm F2.8 II Image Gallery
September 8th, 2023
Pergear released a 14mm F2.8 wide angle prime for full frame cameras a few years ago, and while it was nicely sharp, there were some areas that could be improved. But Pergear is back with a second attempt that has improved on a number of those shortcomings. The new Pergear 14mm F2.8 II features:
- More compact size
- Reduced flare (though this remains a vulnerability)
- A reduced minimum focus distance (from 43cm to 21cm for the new version)
- An improved design for the attachable filter holder
I didn’t test the first lens, but while there are a few areas where this ultra wide angle prime shows its budget origins (it costs $299 USD), but it also has some serious strengths, including incredibly sharpness even on my high resolution Sony a7RV (61MP).
It also has very low distortion for such a wide angle lens, making this a valid budget option for capturing interior spaces and retaining clean lines.
While colors are not also as accurate as more expensive lens with better optical glass, there was a certain charm to the color rendition in many images, leading to rich looking images.
If you’ve never shot with an ultra wide angle lens (the Pergear 14mm F2.8 II has an impressively wide 114° angle of view), you’ll discover that while the focal length does provide some composition challenges (you often need to get much closer to subjects than you might expect!), such a wide angle lens provides wonderfully dynamic images.
The Pergear 14mm F2.8 II is a manual everything lens, so won’t be for everyone, but a lens like this is easy to focus and shoot with…with a few caveats. Should you consider the 14II for an extreme wide angle alternative for your full frame mirroless camera (it comes in Sony E-mount [tested here], Canon RF, Nikon Z, and Leica L)? You can judge for yourself by either watching my video review below or reading the text review…or just enjoy the photos below.
Thanks to Pergear for sending me a review sample of this lens. As always, this is a completely independent review. *The tests and most of the photos that I share as a part of my review cycle have been done with the Sony a7RV along with the Sony Alpha 1 that serve as my benchmark cameras for Sony lenses.
Images of the Pergear 14mm F2.8 II
Images taken with the Pergear 14mm F2.8 II
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