Samyang to Launch Fujifilm X Autofocus Lenses in 2019 – Anonymous Source

Samyang AF Lenses for Fujifilm

I have been contacted by an anonymous source, who told FujiRumors that Samyang/Rokinon does plan autofocus lenses for Fujifilm X mount and that they might come as soon as 2019.

I am a proud owner of the Fuji X-mount Samyang 12mmF2 lens, my go-to lens for astrophotography, and I can’t recommend this lens enough to every X-shooter. So I am definitely looking forward to these rumored Samyang autofocus lenses.

The Samyang/Rokinon autofocus lens for Fujifilm would not be the first third party lens with autofocus support for Fujifilm.

In fact, Viltrox already announced (and is taking pre-orders here) the Viltrox 85mmF1.8 X mount autofocus lens. And of course there is the Zeiss Touit Fujifilm X Mount Trinity.

At Photokina, I went hands on with a pre-production Viltrox 85mm F1.8 AF lens using a Fujifilm X-H1, and I share an autofocus video as well as JPEG and RAW samples to download here.

Since this rumor comes from an anoymous source (thanks for sharing), take it with a grain of salt for now. But consider that also my very best sources started (and often still are) anonymous sources, who use a nick name.


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Chinese Fujiflm X Lenses: Kamlan 50mmF1.1 vs 7Artisans 55mm f1.4, 7Artisans 35/1.2 and 7.5/2.8, Mitakon Disassembly and More

Chinese Fuji X Lenses

Here on FujiRumors we regulary take a look at the Chinese X mount glass offering, such as in this major Chinese X mount lenses roundup.

The latest entry is the Viltrox 85mmF1.8, which is, besides the Zeiss Touit Trinity, the only third party lens manufacturer to offer an autofocus lens for Fujifilm X. Fujirumors has still the worldwide only Viltrox 85/1.8 autofocus test and RAW samples to download.

Today it’s time for another Chinese Fujifilm X mount roundup.

ENDING TODAY –Mitakon 35mm Mk II 0.95 for $419 only

Down below a list with Chinese Fujifilm X Mount glass. You can check prices and specs:

Viltrox 85mm F1.8 Autofocus Lens for Fujifilm X Pre-order Available

Viltrox 85mm F1.8

The Viltrox 85mm F1.8 autofocus lens for Fujifilm X is now available for pre-order at eBay here. Shipping is expected between the end of October and the end of November.

At Photokina, I went hands on with a pre-production Viltrox 85mm F1.8 AF lens using a Fujifilm X-H1, and I share an autofocus video as well as JPEG and RAW samples to download here.

Remember that Viltrox also offers a CanonEF to Fujifilm X smart adapter, as we already reported back in July. You can read all Viltrox Smart Adapter AF for Fujifilm AmazonUS customers reviews here.

Viltrox 85mm F1.8 for Fujifilm X Mount Autofocus Test Video with Sample Images JPEG and RAW to Download

Viltrox 85mm F1.8

Yesterday we reported about the Viltrox 85mm F1.8 autofocus lens for Fujifilm X mount.

I was intrigued by this lens, and so I went to visit Viltrox booth today at Photokina.

They told me:

  • available in October
  • cost $379 (and not $240 as reported yesterday)
  • no concrete plans for other Fujifilm X mount AF lenses at this stage

More info has been sent to me by a FR-reader

  • Internal focus
  • Focus ring can rotate 360 degrees
  • Silent stm motor
  • Close distance cover range (?) is 136 x 182mm
  • Maximum diameter (?) 80mm
  • Lens. construction, MFT and specs screenshot below after the images

They had a Fujifilm X-H1 with the Viltrox 85mm F1.8 attached to it, so I quickly played around with it.

Keep in mind that this is pre-production, and there will be autofocus improvements and bug fixes before the release. For example, I noticed that when shooting at F1.8, sometimes in playback when checking the image, the aperture showed a wrong value. Viltrox told me they are fine tuning the firmware to sort it out.

With that said, I made a quick auotofocus video test, using the Fujifilm X-H1 with Viltrox 85mm F1.8. You can see it here on my youtube channel.

Down below you can see also some image samples, mostly JEPGs and some RAWs to download.

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Viltrox 85mm F1.8 Autofocus Lens for Fujifilm X

Viltrox has launched the Viltrox 85mm F1.8 autofocus lens for Fujifilm X for Fujifilm X mount.

  • 10 elements in 7 groups (1 ED lens)
  • minimum aperture F16
  • field of view: 11.32 gegrees
  • the minimum focusing distance: 0.8m
  • maximum reproduction ration: 1:8
  • autofocus
  • 9 aperture blades
  • filter size 72
  • dimensions: 80×92 mm
  • weight 636 g
  • EXIF data support and electronic iris adjustment
  • HD Nano antireflection coating
  • price: USD 240

Viltrox products for Fujfiilm can be found at Amazon here.

You can see more images at the polish site optyczne (translation)