Tony & Chelsea Northrup:
Many Sony cameras can connect microphones directly through the hot shoe without a separate cable. This is VERY convenient, but only a handful of mics support it, so I reviewed them to find out which mics work best in both quiet and noisy conditions. I also test the on-camera Sony ZV-1 mic.
The native Sony lens most comparable to the Pergear is the Sony FE 28mm f/2 … at 6-7x the price. So if you like to experiment or do crazy things with your camera/lens, the Pergear is certainly a good candidate for taking the beating without you starting to sweat about the costs. If you desire perfection, you will have to look elsewhere but that can’t come as a surprise really.
The Pergear 28mm F1.8 (85 euros) is a surprisingly good lens vs the competition ( Meike 25mm F1.8 & 7Artisans 25mm F1.8 – manual lenses)
On a Sony APC camera , the centre is excellent even wide open , and the lens score well on most criteria, the only weakness being its corners , you will need to use F8 for best results in Landscape (the Meike is better for the corners performance)
So far I haven’t found a single reviewer not liking this new lens from. Chapeau Sigma!
Official Sigma product videos:
Marc Alhadeff from SonyAlphaBlog concluded:
The Samyang 75mm F1.8 AF (440 euros) is an excellent lens for Sony A7 system. It is an unusual focal length but very practical on day to day. The lens is designed to get a maximum of performances in the smallest form factor possible
Everything is not perfect but the lens scores very well on all the main points : very good to excellent sharpness, very good color rendition, beautiful blurry background , good bokeh balls wide open & at F2.8 , efficient AF, small/light/cheap on a full frame mirrorless
It is also a very innovative lens for Sony E mout with a button that allow to either use the focusing ring to focs or as an Aperture ring without going to crazy price. An excellent idea and almost a reason for me to buy this lens
The lens will be perfect up to 42 Mpix , on the 61 Mpix although results are not top notch wide open (only very good) you need to close down to F2.5 to get excellent results. But this is similar to the Sony FE85mm F1.4 GM that cost 4 times more !
Shooting with this lens is a pleasure and overall it is an excellent value for money
Very good to excellent sharpness in the centre
Very Small and lightweight
Possibility to switch the focusing ring into an aperture ring
Good Bokeh balls at F1.8 & F2.8
Very good color rendition
Very Good and silent AF
Unusual but very practical focal length
very low distorsion and reasonable vignetting wide open
Very good build quality
Corners sharpness wide open could be better, optimum only at F5.6
Resistance to flare good but not exceptional
Small level of CA
Bokeh Balls no more circular as of F4 (9 shaped)
Rare AF pumping in video
No weather sealing
Venus Optics has two new ultra-wide-angle 9mm Laowa lenses in its lineup – Laowa 9mm f/5.6 which is the world’s widest rectilinear lens for full-frame cameras and Laowa 9mm T2.9 – a cine version of their 9mm f/2.8 lens for APS-C sensors. Both lenses are fully manual and they should start shipping in June.