Viltrox 13mm f/1.4 Review: One of The Best Lenses For X-Mount

The Viltrox 13mm f/1.4 has been a long time coming, but it should ship in May and the review have been slowly trickling out. Below is a summary of the above review:

  • 13mm is a 20mm equivalent
  • Not really ultra-wide and very useful for landscape and architecture
  • Fantastic build quality
  • Metal mount
  • USB-C ports for updates
  • Some degree of weather sealing but no gasket around the mount
  • 67mm filter thread
  • Works great with filters
  • High-quality metal lens hood that can be left in place all the time
  • The focusing ring is sufficiently large and the resistance is well weighted
  • Good manual focus
  • The aperture ring has clicks and is in 1/3 increments
  • Center sharpness is great from f/1.4 but contrast is only good but gets better by f/2 and it is perfect at f/2.8
  • Diffraction starts at f/11
  • Corner sharpness is good at f/1.4 and becomes excellent at f/4 and above
  • One of the best X mount lenses he’s ever tested
  • Profile correction is baked into the RAW
  • 0.1x magnification at 22cm
  • Image quality is good at the minimum focus distance
  • Smooth bokeh rendition
  • AF is the best it can be and is fast and accurate
  • It is one of the best AF lenses for video on the X-T4
  • AF motor is completely silent so it won’t be picked up when recording video
  • Very little focus breathing
  • This lens is a great value at half the price of Fujifilm equivalent lenses
  • One of the sharpest X-mount lenses ever tested, especially at f/2.8
  • The only negative is that the mount could have used a gasket

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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