Viltrox has announced the new AF portrait lens and it is the Viltrox AF 85mm F1.8 FE II for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. The first version of the Sony E mount lens was introduced exactly a year ago.
The Viltrox AF 85mm F1.8 FE II is a relatively light lens and weighes only 484g. The minimum focusing distance is 0.8m with a Macro reproduction ratio of 1:8. The optical design of the Sony 85mm 1.8 lens consists of 10 elements in 7 groups, among which there is one aspherical element. In addition, the manufacturer claims that its lens is perfect for shooting dynamic scenes and videos.
An HD Nano multi-layer coating is mentioned in the product description, reducing the risk of glare and other artifacts. It should also be noted that there is a micro USB port in the mount. This port is used to upgrade the lens firmware.
Price and availability
Viltrox AF 85mm F1.8 FE II Lens for Sony E mount is now available to pre-order through the B&HPhoto store for $399 and delivery is expected on May 26, 2020. Viltrox lenses are sold at Adorama, B&H and Amazon.
Viltrox AF 85mm F1.8 FE II Specifications
- Focal Length: 85mm
- Maximum Aperture: f/1.8
- Minimum Aperture: f/16
- Mount: Sony E
- Format Compatibility: Full-Frame
- Minimum Focus Distance: 80 cm
- Maximum Magnification: 0.13x
- Macro Reproduction Ratio: 1:8
- Optical Design: 10 Elements in 7 Groups
- Diaphragm Blades: 9, Rounded
- Focus: Autofocus
- Image Stabilization: No
- Filter Size: 72 mm (Front)
- Dimensions: 80 x 92 mm
- Weight: 484 g
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