Bottom Line & Sample Photos
With the Nifty-Fifty being a common and trusted focal length in most photosmith’s arsenal, you might feel hesitant with another Chinese Off-Brand alternative. But the fact of the matter is a lot of great modern lenses from major brands are made in China. Of the lenses under $100, this, to me is one of the more interesting ones that I’ve found.
Of course, on an APS-C camera, this gives you a field of view more similar to 75mm, which is personally one of my favorite focal lengths.
To sum it up, the Pergear 50mm f1.8 is sharp, well-corrected, but has cool characteristics with great micro-contrast.
It flares a lot, it struggles with haze and little with contrast, but if you’re going for more of a high character film look, this lens has all the right attributes.
Because of the flaring and blooming and the occasional issues with clarity and haze, this may not be a lens you should pick up for landscape photography, or for photography where you need more of predictable results. This is a wild one.
Pergear 50mm f1.8 – Amazon
Pergear 50mm f1.8 Sample Images
Shot with the Fujifilm X-T2. A mix of RAW colored with presets and JPGs with different coloring techniques. JPGs have a base look of Classic Chrome with a WB shift of +3 Red – 5 Blue. Sometimes +4 Red – 5 Blue. Try that out with your DR200 and overexpose the comp dial +1 that will give you the look of these volleyball shots.