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There are a number of small lens makers who have been developing lenses particularly for modern mirrorless cameras.  Most of these (but not all) are budget, manual focus alternatives.

May 23, 2022 Viltrox AF 13mm F1.4 STM Review

Viltrox has proven to be an aggressive new player on the lens market that isn’t afraid to take some risks.  I started reviewing manual focus lenses from them, which quickly turned to autofocus lenses.  They’ve boldly gone into new market space – Fuji X, Canon M, Canon RF, Nikon Z, along with the Sony [Read more...]

February 14, 2022 Viltrox AF 35mm F1.8 FE Review

You have to admire Viltrox.  Just a few short years ago I reviewed my first Viltrox lens (a manual focus wide angle), but by their third lens, I was reviewing an autofocus lens.  And, since that point, they have tackled most modern mirrorless platform with autofocus lenses, from Sony E/FE to Fuji X to Canon […] [Read more...]

February 14, 2022 Viltrox AF 35mm F1.8 Image Gallery

You have to admire Viltrox.  Just a few short years ago I reviewed my first Viltrox lens (a manual focus wide angle), but by their third lens, I was reviewing an autofocus lens.  And, since that point, they have tackled most modern mirrorless platform with autofocus lenses, from Sony E/FE to Fuji X to Canon […] [Read more...]

January 17, 2022 Viltrox AF 50mm F1.8 STM Review

You have to admire Viltrox.  Just a few short years ago I reviewed my first Viltrox lens (a manual focus wide angle), but by their third lens, I was reviewing an autofocus lens.  And, since that point, they have tackled most modern mirrorless platform with autofocus lenses, from Sony E/FE to Fuji X to Canon […] [Read more...]

January 15, 2022 Viltrox AF 50mm F1.8 STM Image Gallery

You have to admire Viltrox.  Just a few short years ago I reviewed my first Viltrox lens (a manual focus wide angle), but by their third lens, I was reviewing an autofocus lens.  And, since that point, they have tackled most modern mirrorless platform with autofocus lenses, from Sony E/FE to Fuji X to Canon […] [Read more...]

January 10, 2022 TTArtisan 23mm F1.4 Review

TTArtisan has started to emerge from the pack of the many newer lens makers who produce inexpensive lenses in my mind.  I’ve seen a consistent theme in the lenses that I’ve tested where their optical performance has exceeded my expectations.  In times past I would often resort to adapting vintage lenses to fill thi [Read more...]

December 6, 2021 Viltrox RF 85mm F1.8 STM Review

In mid 2020, I reviewed the Samyang RF 85mm F1.4 autofocus lens, a lens that I really liked and gave a very positive review of because it was a good performing third party lens that came at a reasonable price ($699 USD).  Canon’s own RF 85mm F1.2L is an amazing, amazing lens (you can read […] [Read more...]

December 3, 2021 Viltrox RF 85mm F1.8 STM Image Gallery

In mid 2020, I reviewed the Samyang RF 85mm F1.4 autofocus lens, a lens that I really liked and gave a very positive review of because it was a good performing third party lens that came at a reasonable price ($699 USD).  Canon’s own RF 85mm F1.2L is an amazing, amazing lens (you can read […] [Read more...]