Viltrox has announced the 85mm F1.8 AF lens for Canon’s mirrorless camera mount. This is the company’s first AF lens for Canon RF mount. The Viltrox 85mm F1.8 AF lens for Canon RF mount is available to purchase for an MSRP of $399 on Amazon.
The lens measures 8cm (3.15”) in diameter, 9.8cm (3.86”) long and weighs 530g (1.17lbs)—rather compact for a fast medium-telephoto prime lens. Other features include a nine-blade aperture diaphragm, an aperture range of F1.8 through F16, a 72mm front filter thread and a minimum focusing distance of 80cm (2.6ft).
Press Release (Google Translated)
New lens from Viltrox with Canon RF mount!
The lens features high-quality workmanship, and the all-metal construction ensures safety and durability. A large aperture and a 9-blade aperture allow you to achieve beautiful background blur (so-called bokeh), which is highly valued and sought after in portrait photography.
Advanced optical design
The optical construction consists of 10 elements arranged in 7 groups. The construction uses one ED element with a very low level of dispersion and 4 SR (Short-Wavelength Refractive) lenses responsible for the refraction of short wavelength beams. They are to serve even better reduction of chromatic aberration. The minimum focus distance is 80cm.
Object tracking and eye detection (EYE AF) support
The Viltrox AF 85 mm f1.8 lens uses a quiet and fast STM SilentMotor. The AF speed will work well in photography, and the silent drive in video, especially when filming or photographing in discreet / demanding places / situations.
Weighing only 530g. The lens is equipped with a multi-layer waterproof Nano HD coating
- Dedicated to Canon RF (Full Frame) cameras
- Modern design
- Vivid colors
- Great Bokeh effect
- One element with reduced dispersion
- One aspherical element
- Quiet and efficient STM motor