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Viltrox 27mm f/1.2 First Impression Reviews, Specs and Samples

from the video of Xing Liu linked down below
from the video of Xing Liu linked down below
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Xing Liu and The Hybrid Shooter have published their YouTube videos about the upcoming Viltrox 27mm f/1.2 Pro.

It does sound like another fantastic lens of Viltrox.

Some Specs

  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 0.28m
  • Focus Motor: STM
  • Weight: 560g
  • Filter Size: 67mm
  • 40mm Full Frame Equivalent
  • Optical structure of 15 elements in 11 groups
  • Waterproof and antifouling coating, all-metal lens body and reliable structure design for dust-proof and splash-proof

Review Videos (+ Summary)

The Hybrid Shooter

  • great build quality. Metal, focus ring included
  • premium feel
  • balances well with X-H2
  • port for firmware updates
  • plastic lens hood
  • focus ring sufficiently large
  • smooth focus ring, with a bit more resistance than on Fujinon lenses
  • 1/3 stops clicks aperture ring
  • excellent center sharpness at f/1.2
  • no chromatic aberration
  • between f/1.2 and f/2 slight improve in contrast
  • f/5.6 is sharpest and diffraction starts at f/8
  • lot of diffraction at f/11
  • corner sharpness excellent right at f/1.2
  • takes full advantage of the 40MP sensor
  • really good IQ at minimum focus distance (although minimum focus distance is below average)
  • exceptional bokeh and very nice rendition of out of focus background (11 aperture blades)
  • autofocus is as good as on the latest Fujinon lenses
  • video autofocus maybe some issue with pre-production firmware. Fast, accurate but not as smooth
  • silent autofocus
  • quite significant focus breathing
  • no stabilization

Xing Liu

  • impressed by the performance of this fantastic lens
  • remarkable autofocus
  • even with backlight it still tracks nicely on the eyes
  • very sharp, just as sharp as the Viltrox 75mm f/1.2 PRO
  • almost no purple fringing
  • smooth bokeh background
  • very good first impressions
  • brilliant F1.2 aperture contributed to creating images with exquisite depth and clarity

Richard Wong

  • not bad sharpness and contrast at f/1.2 (center and corner)
  • diffraction starts at f/8
  • a bit of cats eye bokeh effect near the edge of the frame at f/1.2 (goes away at f/2)
  • quite noticable vignetting at f/1.2, but at an acceptable level for an f/1.2 lens
  • only small amount of color fringing
  • in some samples LoCa was noticeable, not terrible, but you can see it
  • pretty well controlled distortion
  • very decent lens flare and contrast remains very good
  • in backlight stopped down there can be some purple ghosting in the center
  • not a great choice for sunstars, they look still a pretty messy even when stopped down
  • minimal coma for astrophogography
  • quite and fast autofocus. Works well with eye detecion
  • f/1.2 at minimum focus distance the photos are a bit soft and low contrast. Need to stop down a bit for better results
  • not smoothest video autofocus
  • reasonable amount of focus breathing
  • very soft clicks on aperture ring, so still works great for video
  • smooth focus ring
  • weather sealing
  • one of the best lenses he has used on Fujifilm cameras

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