The Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 autofocus lens is the new favorite third party lens amongst Fujifilm X shooters.
It is the 4th third party autofocus lens for Fujifilm X mount (the other three are the Zeiss 12mm f/2.8, 32mm f/1.8 and 50mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro), but the Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 is the first reverse-engineered one, meaning they got no help from Fujifilm at all.
- Fujifilm openly declared, they will not support third party lens manufacturer by disclosing the protocols. According to Sigma CEO here, this is also the reason, why there are no X mount Sigma lenses.
A brave move by Viltrox, that seens to pay off well for the company. At least amongst FujiRumors readers, the Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 is a best seller.
- On Amazon here, the Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 currently enjoys 32 mostly very positives reviews
- On BHphoto here, the lens has 6 customer reviews with an overall score of 4.5 out of 5.
Well done Viltrox, and we look forward to the next three Fujifilm X mount AF lenses in the pipeline.
Viltrox Review Roundup
- fujirumors.com – Viltrox 23mm, 33mm and 56mm f/1.4 Autofocus Lenses Coming for Fujifilm X Mount
- keithwee – The Contender Part 1 – Viltrox 85mm f1.8 for Fujifilm X mount
- findingrange – Fuji X mount Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 Review
- yukosteel – Disassembly – Viltrox 85mm F1.8 lens (X mount)
- BHphoto – Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 AF Customer Reviews
- AmazonUS – Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 AF Customer Reviews
12 Hour Wedding with the Viltrox 85mm f/1.8