Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 Autofocus Lens for Fujifilm X Review In Progress

Viltrox 85mm f/1.8

The Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 is the 4th autofocus third party lens for Fujifilm X mount after the Zeiss Touit 12mm, Zeiss Touit 32mm and Zeiss Touit 50mm 1:1 Macro.

I did test a pre-production Viltrox 85mm F1.8 AF lens at photokina in September, and I share an autofocus video as well as JPEG and RAW samples to download here.

After several delays, the lens finally started shipping with its final firmware. You can purchase it here.

First reviews can now be found on the web and you can find a review-in-progress at gunpowdervideo, who tested it on his good old X-Pro1. Here some excerpts:

The lens is very well crafted. Its all metal. […] The autofocus (on X-Pro1) is fine, on par with the native 18mm.

One weird thing I have noticed is that the confirmation beep comes before the green square on the display

it doesn’t support manual aperture

Viltrox 85mm f1.8 vs Fujifilm 56mm f1.2

Viltrox 85mm F1.8 Autofocus Lens for Fujifilm Delayed

FR reader Chris pre-ordered the Viltrox 85mm F1.8 autofocus lens for Fujifilm at eBay here. Now he has been contacted by the retailer, who told him that there are issues with the lens, and hence the shipping, which was originally expected for October, will delay.

As you know, I did test a pre-production Viltrox 85mm F1.8 AF lens at photokina in September, and I share an autofocus video as well as JPEG and RAW samples to download here.

We can not show you th perfect lens now, We just received notification from the factory. They said there is something wrong with the lens and can not when will fixed done. There is some troubles with the factory, too. We are so upset when we got this news. We can five you the full refund first. When the factory fixed the problem, we will let you know. And also ship you the DHL Express when you pay again if the lens fixed the problems. We can apply for some discounts to the company for you. Even if we just got a little bit profit. Is it OK for you?”

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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Honestly, if I would share every fake rumors I get, I’d have at least 1 or 2 rumors to share a day.

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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.