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Viltrox Unveils 85mm f/1.8 STM Lens for Nikon Z-Mount Cameras

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Viltrox has released its new 85mm F1.8 STM autofocus prime lens for Nikon Z-mount mirrorless cameras. The lens is currently available to purchase on Amazon for $399. That’s $300 less than the MSRP of Nikon’s own Nikkor Z 85mm F1.8 S lens.

This autofocus lens is constructed of 10 elements in 7 groups, including five short wavelength and high transparency elements and one low-dispersion element. Viltrox claims the lens, which uses a stepping motor (STM) to drive the autofocus elements, features full autofocus support, including compatibility with Nikon’s Eye-AF technology.

The lens will work on all Nikon Z full-frame cameras, including the new Z6 II and Z7 II. Viltrox lenses are sold also at AdoramaB&H,

Other features include an aperture range of f/1.8–16, a nine-blade aperture diaphragm, an 80cm minimum focusing distance, and a 72mm front-filter thread. Viltrox has also included an onboard micro USB port for updating the lens’ firmware. The lens measures in at 92mm (3.62″) long, 80mm (3.15″) in diameter and weighs 540g (1.2lbs).

Additional information on the Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 Z full-frame autofocus mirrorless lens for Nikon Z-mount:

  • Type:85mm F1.8
  • Lens construction: 10elements in 7groups
  • Focal length: f=85mm
  • Max. aperture: F1.8
  • Min. aperture: F16
  • Number of blades: 9(rounded diaphragm opening)
  • Focus range: Approx. 80cm-∞
  • External dimensions: ø.80mmx92mm
  • Weight (excluding caps and hoods): Approx.540 g
  • Filter size: ø72mm

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