The Rise of Chinese Lenses
In 2019, a lot of buzz has been created also by the first third-party reverse-engineered autofocus X mount lens, the Chinese Viltrox 85mmF1.8, whereas in 2018 the Lawoa 9mm f/2.8 was the very best seller here on FujiRumors (yep, it sold better than ANY Fujinon XF lens amongst FR-readers).
Chinese lenses: the price is (mostly) low, the quality goes up and the sales expload!
For Fujifilm X shooters we spot amongst the top 50:
- Meike 35mm f/1.7
- Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 AF
- Neewer 25mm f/1.8
- 7Artisans 35mm f/1.2
- Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 MKII
- Meike MK 25mm F1.8
- Meike MK-35mm F/1.4
See the full list of top 50 selling lenses here.
It looks like the lable “made in China” is no longer something photographers are too sceptical of.
Today I’d like to ask you if you own any of these lenses, and if you want, you can share your feedback in the comments down below. Your feedback might be helpful for the rest of the Fujifilm community.