Viltrox recently announced a new for Sony 23mm f/1.4 STM Lens which is a crazy fast wide angle prime for the APS-C E-mount cameras and it’s going for only $299 US!! When compared to the Sony FE 24mm f/1.8 ZA Lens which goes for $1098 US.
Now the Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 II Lens which is designed for the full frame e-mount cameras and I recently reviewed, is pretty darn good for the money, but not the same quality of the Sony Lenses as far as build and design are concerned. However, for the money it is still a very good option depending on your budget and needs…
This new for Sony Viltrox 23mm f/1.4 lens looks to be a completely different design and appears to be fairly compact as well. I certainly would not mind reviewing it if anybody is interested?? Let me know in the comments below!
Viltrox 23mm f1.4 Sony APS-C E- mount autofocus lens is constructed of 11 elements in 10 groups, including one extra-low dispersion (ED) element and one high-refraction element.
APS-C Effective Range = ~35mm
The autofocus lens features Viltrox’s ‘noiseless’ stepping motor (STM focus motor) for driving the autofocus unit to performs steady, fast and smooth auto focus.
The lens features an aperture range of F1.4 through F16, uses a nine-blade aperture diaphragm, has a minimum focusing distance of 30cm (15.7″) and uses an ‘HD Nano’ multilayer coating on an unspecified number of elements to help improve water resistance and minimize chromatic aberration.
The lens is a well made metal body ,small and compact, weighs 260g (0.57LB) and uses a 52mm front filter thread
The lens has a built in USB port for firmware to reach a compatibility for the newest cameras model and supports EXIF information transmission.