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