OL: Viltrox 56mm f/1.7 Review – A Rather Surprising Performer

Viltrox 56mm f/1.7:  Amazon / B&H Photo

Optical Limits published its full review of the Viltrox 56mm f/1.7 which is an excellent performer and value. You can read the full review here or check out the excerpt below:

The Viltrox AF 56mm f/1.7 X is a rather surprising performer…. The lens is pretty sharp at f/1.7 and great at f/4. Image distortions are non-existent and CAs are negligible. Vignetting is on the high side at large aperture settings although not dramatically so. If you want to get rid of it you have to do so manually because there’s no profile correction available. The quality of the bokeh is impressive as well. Highlights are nicely rendered and the background blur is very smooth. Even LoCAs are on the low side. A bit of a hiccup are focus shifts towards the rear when stopping down. At very close focus distances this might be an issue. It’s worth noting that the lens isn’t really aligned to close focus scenes anyway.

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