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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First of all, thank to everybody, who shares rumors 100% anonymously using the rumor box. If you’d use a nick-name when sharing, it would be incredible helpful for me. But if you prefer not to, that’s fine, too.

With that said, here is how I handle anonymous rumors.

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

But I prefer to keep my rumor-filter pretty strict, since FujiRumors shares about 100 rumors a year with almost 100% hit rate, and I would like to keep it that way.

Personally I have tried to find a balance between taking some risks and keeping a high accuracy, but you guys can tell me if you want me just to share everything I get, apply a preliminary filter at my discretion or share only trusted rumors. Vote the poll below.

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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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