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TESTED: Fujifilm X Mount Kamlan 21mm f/1.8 and Kamlan 50mm f/1.1, Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 AF, 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 and More


Fujifilm X Third Party Lenses

There is such a vast choice of native Fujifilm X mount lenses out there, that here on FujiRumors we have to dedicate them an apposite roundup.

In most cases we are talking of manual focus lenses, but also autofocus options are hitting the market.

The Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 is the first AF lens for Fujifilm (and FujiRumors delivered the worldwide first autofocus test about it). And we already reported in this article, that Viltrox is considering to launch 3 more AF lenses for Fujifilm soon. For all the details (focal length/aperture) about the upcoming Viltrox AF lenses for Fuji X, check out this article.

Since its launch, the Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 is the best selling third party lens here on FujiRumors.

Today’s roundup includes also a review about the brand new Kamlan 21mm f/1.8, which comes with a gentle price tag, and seems to perform remarkably for what it costs.

Other lenses included in todays roundup are the 7Artisans 60mm f/2.8 Macro, Kamlan 50mm f/1.1, a couple of Mitakon X mount lenses and much more.


  • vh-photo – Sainsonic Kamlan 21mm f/1.8 Review – A lot of lens for very little money

So, what’s not to like? Kamlan 21 is a focal length I’ve been fond of for a long time. With really good sharpness across the frame, good close focusing abilities and remarkable aberration correction, this lens can be a very versatile workhorse for all genres, including landscapes and street. At 179 USD, it is an absolute bargain, if you don’t mind manual focus. Any alternative is simply worse or much more expensive.”

  • x-man – Samyang 50 1.2 vs. Kamlan 50 1.1
  • dpreview – Kamlan 50mm F1.1 II sample gallery


  • yukosteel –  Lens review – 7Artisans 60mm F2.8 1:1 Macro

For distant shots sharpness is good wide open if you properly focus. As I mentioned before focus move for distant targets is extremely short so you need to be precise. For close targets focus rotation is pleasantly long and it’s very easy to focus in Macro mode. So looks like this lens work good in targeted area, and has expected limitations for other areas where much smaller non-macro 50-60mm lens would work better, e.g. my 7Artisans 50mm F1.8 is 3 times smaller and has faster aperture, so for all-purpose shots I’d use 50mm. For Macro this lens is definitely very usable and conveniently built – all parts are metal and focus is smooth. Looks like one of significant benefit is relatively large distance from lens end to macro object in 1:1 mode allowing better light conditions.”

  • visualsciencelab – 7Artisans 55mm f1.4 on Fujifilm X-T3
  • medium – 7artisans 35mm f1.2 Review: Sonnar on a budget
  • Photo Gear Fun Youtube – 7 Artisans 55mm f1.4 Lens Review on the Fuji X-T3 and X-H1
  • visualsciencelab – A quickie lens review of two or three lenses. The 50mm f2.0 X WR, the 90mm f2.0 WR and the Zany 7Artisans 55mm f1.4

Rokinon / Samyang

  • alikgriffin – Rokinon 50mm f1.2 Review & Sample Photos
  • thephoblographer – Lens Review: Rokinon 21mm F1.4 (Fujifilm X Mount)
  • findingrange – Samyang 85mm f1.4 Aspherical IF Lens Review Fuji X

Viltrox, Meike, Mitakon, Laowa and More