First Viltrox 13mm f/1.4 Review Posted: Delayed Until 2022 But Worth The Wait

The Viltrox 13mm f/1.4 has been a long time coming, but it looks like samples have gone out and reviewers have been given permission to publish their reviews. The video is full of still and video samples so be sure to check it out, but if your time is limited there are excerpts below:

  • Viltrox 13mm f/1.4 can be useful for vlogging
  • Well packed lens
  • Nice snap cap and lens hood
  • Solid mount with a USB-C firmware update port on the bottom
  • Nice manual focus ring and clicked aperture that sounds a little plastic
  • f/1.4 to f/16
  • 22cm minimum focus distance
  • 67mm filter thread
  • Little large but only 420g
  • Good mix of high-quality plastics and metal
  • A lot of people will want to compare this to the Samyang 12mm AF
  • This lens is a keeper and even though it is large it still feels good even when vlogging
  • Not sure if it would hold up to extreme weather, but it does hold up to abuse well
  • Very well made for the price point
  • AF is excellent and locks on quickly
  • This is close to STM focus throw quality for video
  • This lens is super sharp maybe even too sharp
  • This is Viltrox’s sharpest lens
  • Wide-open it is very usable unless you’re worried about the edges
  • Colors render well but a little cool maybe
  • Bokeh is ok in the foreground and background
  • Not a pixel peepers’ lens
  • There is noticeable vignetting wide open that cleans up quickly
  • Some distortion
  • The lens performs really well stopped down
  • The flaws of this lens are only really noticeable up close on the street
  • There is some chromatic aberration
  • None of this should stop you from buying this lens
  • If you’re clinical this lens is probably not for you, but it is a great lens for everyone else
  • The price will be about $429 USD but there is nothing that compares to this lens on the market
  • The Samyang 12mm f/2 AF is the closest lens to this one, but it Is a very different lens
  • Should be great for Astro
  • Release pushed back to 2022

Viltrox 13mm f/1.4 (coming 2022): B&H Photo / Amazon

VILTROX 23mm f/1.4:
 B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
VILTROX 33mm f/1.4: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
VILTROX 56mm f/1.4: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
VILTROX 85mm f/1.8II: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

VILTROX 23mm f/1.4:
 B&H Photo / Amazon
VILTROX 33mm f/1.4: B&H Photo / Amazon
VILTROX 56mm f/1.4: B&H Photo / Amazon

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