Viltrox 85mm 1.8 Z-mount Richard Wong review

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Re: Good news on AF
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dj_paige wrote:

PkmX wrote:

They were announced on weibo just few minutes ago (in Chinese only):

https://weibo.com/ttarticle/p/show?id=2309404585960422637610#_0

  • 24/1.8 FE 340g 2499¥ (~$382)
  • 35/1.8 FE 340g 2199¥ (~$337)
  • 50/1.8 FE 350g 1999¥ (~$306)

All come with aperture ring, STM motor and USB-C (finally they are starting to get rid of micro USB ports) port for firmware updates.

The Viltrox 50 will find it hard to compete with the Z 50/1.8S which is already very cheap and excellent, but the 24 and 35 are half of the price of the 1.8S so they should work well as budget options. Well, when they come to the Z-mount eventually.

Since I can't seem to access the announcement via the link, and you didn't specifically say, can you confirm these are AF lenses? Is that what FE means?

Apparently you need an account to see the full announcement. Yes, they are autofocus lenses with STM motors, and FE means they are for full-frame E-mount. I think we can expect to see them in Z-mount soon, and it does seem like Viltrox has a good autofocus implementation for the Z-mount protocol.

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