It's the end of the year and it's time to smash mochi rice into little rice cakes. In Japan, it's called Mochitsuki, or Mochitsuki festival. Friends, family, or neighborhoods get together, bring mochi rice and everyone works together to smash the rice into a mochi paste after steaming it.
Over the next few months, I'm going to be taking a look at the Pergear lenses for the APS-C camera systems. One of my favorite cheap lenses of all time is the Meike 35m f1.7 so I'm curious to see what else out there is similar, and can we do better. This brings us to the Pergear 35mm f1.6 - A pretty dang cool lens so far.