A 30-year-old, hand-me-down Nikon lens recently bit the dust and I decided to replace it. Surprisingly, the exact model I was replacing is still available today. Try doing that with a computer component or a phone charger. But Nikon’s F mount is classic and virtually all the manual focus lenses manufactured by the company today are still AI-S lenses – a standard that first hit the market in the early 1980s. (The exceptions are a few specialty lenses.)
Today I’m sharing my impressions on Pergear 60mm F2.8 lens in Fuji X mount. The sample was provided by Pergear in April, and it is an early prototype. I also had time to shoot with it and chance to provide feedback on any discovered flaws few months ago. Hopefully they are fixed in a production line lens samples. I’ll mostly focus attention on generic mechanical and optical performance. It’s important to take into account that it is not a perfect sample, but is good enough to get initial impressions.