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Viltrox AF 56mm f/1.7 Lens Officially Announced

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Viltrox officially announced the previously reported AF 56mm f/1.7 APS-C lens. Designed for Nikon Z and Fuji X mount, the US price for this lens is $139. Check availability at B&HPhoto and Amazon.

The Viltrox 56mm f/1.7 is a pretty incredible value and it is worth picking up if you need an affordable 56mm lens. Viltrox AF 56mm is way more cheaper than the the VILTROX 20mm f2.8 FE.

Here are the key features of the lens :

  • 9 Aperture blades
  • STM silent motor, precise and fast autofocus
  • AF 56mm F1.7 equivalent 85mm full-frame focal length
  • Anti-shake body design
  • Supports EXIF information transmission, and fully retains shooting information parameters
  • Front lens waterproof and anti-fouling coating

Viltrox AF 56mm f/1.7 Lens Specifications

  • Lightning-fast AF: The VILTROX AF 56mm f/1.7 XF features a built-in STM stepping motor for lightning-fast, smooth and precise autofocus. It also supports Face and Eye AF for capturing fast-moving subjects in photos and videos, ensuring you don’t miss a precious moment. The lens also supports EXIF messaging and USB upgrades.
  • GOLDEN PORTRAIT PERSPECTIVE: With a focal length of 56mm for optimal portrait shooting, this lens has a full-frame equivalent of about 85mm focal length, and a golden portrait perspective that delivers just the right amount of three-dimensionality in people and perspective in the background. Capture the details of your model’s emotions at a comfortable distance to create more natural, vivid moments. f1.7 aperture gives you fantastic background bokeh and the subject pops out.
  • Compact and lightweight design: Weighing only 171 grams, this compact and stylish lens is perfect for impromptu shoots, capturing moments from the street to attractions. Its lightweight design makes it ideal for travel and everyday use, and is compatible with a wide range of mirrorless camera models.
  • Reliable video shooting performance: With a minimum focus distance of 1.8 feet (0.55 meters), this lens lets you capture stunning close-up details. With a maximum magnification of 0.11x, it lets you get closer to your subject to capture intricate details, supports body stabilization, and has low distortion.
  • Advanced Optical Structure: The lens consists of 11 lenses in 9 groups, including 4 ED lenses and 3 high refractive index lenses. High-definition nano-multilayer coating effectively suppresses flare and ghosting. High-definition resolution, clear and sharp in-focus, soft out-of-focus bokeh, creating vivid and delicate image texture, true color reproduction, enjoy clear picture quality.
Lens Mount X/Z Mounts
Construction 9 Groups in 11 Blades
Focal length
Perspective 29.8°
Maximum aperture F1.7
Minimum aperture F16
Aperture blades 9
Focus range 0.55m-∞
Focus system Internal focus system
Focus motor  STM+lead screw type
Maximum magnification 0.11x
Diameter size 65×54.7mm/68×55.9mm
Weight 171g/187g
Filter diameter 52mm

Viltrox has been in the photography market since 2009. The Chinese manufacturer is targeting low prices and volume through sales of lenses designed for APS-C Sony E-mount and Fuji X-mount cameras. The release of Viltrox’s auto-focus 56mm f/1.7 is therefore highly anticipated because it combines AF and a fast aperture all at a highly economical price point.

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