I bought the cheapest Nikon Z-mount lens I could find on Amazon – here’s how it compares to pricier alternatives

Proper camera lenses are rarely cheap. That is unless they are third-party Chinese-made lenses, like the Pergear 25mm f/1.7. I hadn’t heard of the brand before, though it distributes better-known proprietary alternatives such as TTArtisan, Viltrox, and 7artisans. My discovery was during a quest to find the cheapest Nikon Z-mount lens. The Pergear 25mm f/1.7, which is also available in Fujifilm X, Sony E, Canon RF, and for Micro Four Thirds mounts, was victorious, costing around $70 / £75 on

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