VILTROX 23mm f/1.4 Review – Does It Live Up To The Viltrox 85mm f/1.8?

Viltrox surprised photographers with the quality of their 85mm f/1.8. Now many wonder if Viltrox’s newly released lenses can follow it up with a similar level of performance for the price. Below is a summary of the above video for the Viltrox 23mm f/1.4:

  • Clickless aperture moves very freely with a bit of a click at f/16 and a hard stop at f/1.4
  • Metal lens hood
  • Metal lens mount
  • 11 elements in 10 groups with 2 ED elements
  • 30cm min focus distance
  • STM focus motor
  • Nice lens for video
  • 52mm filter thread
  • 262g
  • Feels solid and well built
  • Well dampened focus ring
  • Feels solid in use, but the aperture ring is a little too loose
  • Easy to get decent results wide open
  • Vignetting that is a bit dated looking
  • The lens is sharp with nice colors and a little swirl to the bokeh
  • Not for the pixel peeper
  • Not an ideal focal length for shooting yourself, but not bad
  • There is some focus breathing
  • AF is good and focus tracking with video is quite good
  • Video focus is pretty smooth
  • A lot of the video in the review was shot on the camera
  • Very good build quality
  • Mostly trouble-free to use
  • Sharp quality images with pretty smooth video to boot
  • The Viltrox 23mm f/1.4 lives up to the Viltrox 85mm f/1.8

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VILTROX 85mm f/1.8: B&H Photo / Amazon
VILTROX 56mm f/1.4 (Coming Soon): B&H Photo / Amazon
VILTROX 33mm f/1.4 (Coming Soon): B&H Photo / Amazon
VILTROX 23mm f/1.4 (Coming Soon): B&H Photo / Amazon

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