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Viltrox AF 33mm and 56mm F1.4 EF-M Reviews

Dustin Abbott

January 20th, 2021

Photography is expensive, so a lot of the gear that I end up reviewing is often outside the budget of many people.  Fortunately there has been a rise in the past 3-4 years of what I classify as “boutique third party brands”.  These are smaller startup lensmakers who don’t have a widely established reputation but often provide strong value for money.  They have been great for filling in the gaps and enabling photographers on a budget to experiment with wide aperture prime lenses.  But most of these companies make only manual focus lenses…save Viltrox, who I’ve watched quickly transition from manual focus to autofocus…and they’ve tackled not one camera system but three different ones.  I’ve reviewed several of the Viltrox compact primes on both Sony and Fuji APS-C previously, but now Viltrox is tackling Canon EF-M and has developed shiny new silver versions of their AF 23mm F1.4, AF 33mm F1.4, and AF 56mm F1.4 lenses for Canon EF-M as well. 

Canon has a slightly different crop factor (1.6x) compared to the 1.5x crop of Fuji and Sony, so the angle of view here is slightly different.  We have 37mm, 53mm, and 90mm (rounded up) equivalent focal lengths here, but they still roughly correspond to the traditional 35, 50, and 85mm focal lengths so popular amongst photographers.

These Viltrox primes offer great value for money, and, I particularly find them welcome on Canon, where wide aperture prime lenses have been very scarce.  Sony has the most choices, and Fuji has options, too, howbeit expensive ones.  Canon has benefitted from getting a Sigma trinity of primes recently, but there is only one Canon branded F1.4 lens – the EF-M 32mm F1.4.   Viltrox has some room to operate here, and I think these three lenses will be well received.  I’ve done this review on a Canon EOS M5 mirrorless camera.  You can either watch the review below or just check out the images in the galleries!

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Photos of the Viltrox AF 33mm F1.4 

Photos of the Viltrox AF 56mm F1.4

Photos taken with the Viltrox AF 33mm F1.4 (Canon EOS M5)

Photos taken with the Viltrox AF 33mm F1.4 (Canon EOS M5)

Gear Used:

Purchase the Viltrox AF 23mm F1.4 @ B&H Photo | Pergear | Viltrox Store | Amazon | Amazon Canada | Amazon UK | Amazon Germany 

Purchase the Viltrox AF 33mm F1.4 @ B&H Photo | Pergear | Viltrox Store | Amazon | Amazon Canada | Amazon UK | Amazon Germany 

Purchase the Viltrox AF 56mm F1.4 @ B&H Photo | Pergear | Viltrox Store | Amazon | Amazon Canada | Amazon UK | Amazon Germany 

Purchase the Canon EOS M5 @ B&H Photo | Amazon | Amazon Canada | Amazon UK | Amazon Germany | Ebay 

Peak Design Slide Lite:  Peak Design StoreB&H Photo | Amazon | Amazon Canada | Amazon UK
Peak Design Leash Strap:  Peak Design StoreB&H Photo | Amazon | Amazon Canada  | Amazon UK
BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor – B&H Photo  | Amazon | Amazon.ca | Amazon UK
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