Viltrox Lens Roadmap 2024 Released

A couple of times a year, Viltrox releases a lens roadmap. And now we got the first one for 2024.

On the list we can see:

So far nothing surprising, as these are lenses that have already been teased since a long time and in some cases we could also see the first images of those lenses.

In the past, Viltrox has also teased zoom lenses coming, but so far they have not added any on the roadmap.

All Viltrox X mount AF lenses currently available:

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Tokina 23/33/56mmF1.4 Discontinuation Begins, but We Want THIS APS-C Mirrorless Lens from Tokina

click the image to find out which mirrorless APS-C lens Tokina should launch (already available for Sony E mount)
click the image to find out which mirrorless APS-C lens Tokina should launch (already available for Sony E mount)

Tokina X mount – The Missing Lens

First stores in Japan are starting to mark the following Tokina autofocus lens trinity as discountinued and in USA we have Adorama marking the Tokina 23mmF1.4 and Tokina 33mmF1.4 in “Closeout”.

I can’t really say I am surprised about it, as these are Viltrox clones at a higher price. And many other manufacturers offer autofocus lenses in that range too.

To make things worst, Tokina reacted to bad sales by increasing prices on their X mount lenses, which basically killed any chance for those lenses to sell in sufficient numbers.

And yet, there is one Tokina lens, for APS-C mirrorless, that could be very successful.

It’s already available for Sony E mount and it’s this lovely Tokina lens here.

Now, I hope Tokina won’t be discouraged to continue their X mount journey due to the bad sales of their first attempt, because I believe that the Tokina 11-18mmF2.8 would sell significantly better. The only true competitor in that range would be the Sigma 10-18mmF2.8, hence there would be still enough room for sales.

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Viltrox 27mm f/1.2 Review by Optical Limits: “an Impressive Piece of Equipment”

Opticallimits has published its review of the Viltrox AF 27mm f/1.2 XF Pro.

They are impressed by its performance and write in their conclusions.

Viltrox has delivered an impressive piece of equipment – again. The Viltrox AF 27mm f/1.2 XF Pro is sharp at f/1.2 and great at medium aperture settings.

As expected, the RAW vignetting is on the high side at f/1.2, but auto-correction reduces the issue to a more manageable level.

Image distortions, as well as CAs, are negligible in their original form already.

The quality of the bokeh is good but not flawless. The general out-of-focus rendering is very smooth in the background. However, the “cat eye” effect sets in quite early, and there’s some bokeh fringing at very large aperture settings.

Flare is quite well controlled for such a fast lens.

The Viltrox lens isn’t a king when it comes to sun stars, but given the 11 aperture blades, the designers simply focused on bokeh quality instead.

The mechanical quality of the Viltrox Pro lens is outstanding and easily on par with Fujifilm’s own prime lenses. It’s a tightly assembled, all-metal body with smooth, high-quality controls and fast AF (on the X-H2, at least). Internal focusing, weather-sealing, and a water-resistant coating on the front element provide protection against tough outdoor conditions.

You can read the full review at opticallimits here.

You save 8% on the Viltrox 27mm f/1.2 Pro by using our coupon code FUJIRUMORS at checkout if you purchase directly at the Viltrox Store here (shipping worldwide).

Save 8% on Viltrox 27mm f/1.2 PRO with Our Coupon Code (Worldwide)

Viltrox has just now activated the coupon code rebate for the brand new Viltrox 27mm f/1.2 PRO.

You save 8% on the Viltrox 27mm f/1.2 Pro by using our coupon code FUJIRUMORS at checkout if you purchase directly at the Viltrox Store here (shipping worldwide).

The same code gives you access on 8% discounts on plenty of other gear sold at the Viltrox Store.

Viltrox 27mm f/1.2 Pro now available at:

Viltrox 27mm f/1.2 PRO now at BHphoto

The Viltrox AF 27mm f/1.2 PRO XF lens is now available for pre-order also at BHphoto here.

You can also grab it at Amazon US now sold via Viltrox.

Viltrox 27mm f/1.2 Pro now available at: