Viltrox AF 56mm F1.4 Review and Image Gallery
October 28th, 2020
Chinese lens maker Viltrox has proved to be a very quick study for a new lens maker. They started with a few manual focus lenses (typical), but, by their third lens, graduated to autofocus lenses (not typical!) That has remained their focus, and since the AF 85mm F1.8 STM they have made nothing but autofocus lenses. Most recently they have completed a series of three autofocus lenses for APS-C mirrorless cameras that correspond to the most popular focal lengths among prime lenses, including the 23mm F1.4 (35mm full frame equivalent), 33mm F1.4 (50mm full frame equivalent), and now the Viltrox AF 56mm F1.4 (85mm full frame equivalent).
The AF 56mm F1.4 gives Fuji (and eventually Sony…and possibly Canon) APS-C shooters the option of a reasonably priced portrait option with decent autofocus, good image sharpness, and quality bokeh.
I did encounter a few autofocus quirks during my review, but in checking out user reviews, it seems like my experience may have been somewhat isolated. Viltrox has been very good about continuing to improve performance via firmware in all of their lenses, however, so I have high hopes that will be the case here as well. If you would like to dive deeper into lens performance, check out the video review below…or just peruse the gallery of photos taken with the AF 56mm f1.4 from Viltrox.
Photos of the Viltrox AF 56mm F1.4
Photos Taken with the Viltrox AF 56mm F1.4
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