Viltrox AF 85 f1.8 STM lens for Sony FE, very good

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Thomas KP Lee
Thomas KP Lee Contributing Member • Posts: 510
Viltrox AF 85 f1.8 STM lens for Sony FE, very good
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I just brought this lens last week, then tried on my A7rIII and found the image quality at f1.8 is as good as my Batis 85 f1.8, the AF speed is also fast and quiet. The animal eye AF works well. The starbrust at light scenery also produce great 18 spikes star. It is a $330 lens! It can replace the Batis 85 which was $1,100 two years ago when I bought it. I really wish to sell the Batis 85 now!

A7rIII + Viltrox AF 85 f1.8 STM  at f1.8

A7rIII + Viltrox AF 86 f1.8 STM at f2.2

A7rIII + Viltrox AF 85 f1.8 STM at f16

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plaatje Contributing Member • Posts: 655
Re: Viltrox AF 85 f1.8 STM lens for Sony FE, very good

Nice shots, but at that price there must be a catch. Did you notice any “ not so good” things?

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Thomas KP Lee
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Re: Viltrox AF 85 f1.8 STM lens for Sony FE, very good

plaatje wrote:

Nice shots, but at that price there must be a catch. Did you notice any “ not so good” things?

Nothing no good so far. One of my friend who also bought this lens told me that in Lightroom, this lens will pick up to use Batis 85's profile, so very likely, this lens is a cone of the Batis 85 - at 1/3 of the price !

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plaatje Contributing Member • Posts: 655
Re: Viltrox AF 85 f1.8 STM lens for Sony FE, very good
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So I just ordered one . . . I really did.

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plaatje Contributing Member • Posts: 655
Re: Viltrox AF 85 f1.8 STM lens for Sony FE, very good
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It's there, my Viltrox AF 85 F1.8 STM for Sony. Just took a quick shot and so far I really like it, although it's heavy compared to my Sony 1.8 50mm . . . . .

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