Viltrox has just released their highly anticipated and already popular 23mm f1.4 lens for the Sony APS-C E-Mount system.
This lens is fully electronic with autofocus and an electronically controlled aperture.
The autofocus motor is a stepping motor with an internal focusing element so there is no change in length while focusing.
The stepping motor also has a full-time manual override.
It uses 11 elements in 10 groups with EED and 2 High Refractive elements.
Here are the specs.
Viltrox 35mm f1.4 Specs
|Focal Length: 23mm ( 35mm Equiv )
Focus System: Auto, STM
Aperture Blade: 9, Rounded
Aperture: f1.4 – f16
Elements: 11 Elements in 10 Groups, 2ED, 2 High Refractive
Coatings: HD Nano Multilayer Coating
Minimum Focus Distance: 0.3m
Filter Threads: 52mm
Weight: 0.57 lb / 260 g
This lens has been very exciting for Fujifilm shooter and very popular and now it’s available for Sony photographers who are looking for a good performing lens at a very competitive price.
You can check prices here
Viltrox 23mm f1.4 Sony APS-C E-Mount – Amazon
Viltrox 23mm f1.4 Fujifilm XF – Amazon
I’ve added this lens to the growing lists.
As a quick note, sometimes these High Refractive elements can be made from polymers, like what your reading glasses are made from and they can be a little bit more prone to scratching. I don’t know exactly what Viltrox is doing here but you may want to use a UV filter on this lens if you’re not using a hood to make sure you don’t scratch that front element.