Viltrox has just launched the second of its autofocus prime lenses for the Fujifilm X mount. The Viltrox AF 27mm F1.2 Pro XF offers an effective 40mm focal length, when the crop factor is taken into account, making this a fast standard prime that is suitable for big-bokeh portraits, or for shooting in lowlight. It will provide a faster alternative to Fujifilm's own Fujinon XF33mmF1.4 R LM WR lens at a slightly lower price.
The new lens is faster than practically anything in the Fujinon range except for the XF 50mm f/1 and the XF 56mm f/1.2 R WR. The rest of the fast primes from Fujifilm are f/1.4 lenses or compact f/2 optics.
Viltrox already make an AF 75mm F1.2 Pro XF in the Fujifilm mount - which has now recently been released for Nikon Z and Sony E APS-C camera mounts too.
The company says the AF 27mm F1.2 Pro XF delivers soft and "charming" out of focus areas, sharp in-focus areas and a smooth transition between them. It's designed for high performance wide-open with edge-to-edge sharpness. It has a minimum focus distance of 0.28m and Viltrox says focus breathing is 'insignificant'. This could make this a popular lens for filmakers looking for a shallow cinematic effect – the best Fujifim cameras such as the Fujifilm X-H2S and Fujifilm X-S20 are very effective filmmaking tools.
Lens mount: Fujifilm X-mount
Effective focal length: 40mm
Viewing angle: 55.3°
Maximum aperture: f/1.2
Minimum aperture: f/16
Aperture blades: 11
Autofocus: internal, STM
Minimum focus distance: 0.28m
Maximum magnification: 0.15x
Filter size: 67mm
Dimensions: 82 x 92mm
The 27mm f/1.2 is constructed from 15 elements in 11 groups, including two extra-low dispersion lens elements, and one aspherical element, and five high-refractive elements.
The lens features an 11-blade aperture diaphragm, and offers a 67mm front filter ring, as well as a USB-C connector to allow firmware updates. The all-metal housing features all-weather sealing to keep out moisture and dust, and weighs in at a meaty 560g (19.75oz).
The Viltrox AF 27mm F1.2 Pro is available to order from today for $549 / £579, and comes supplied with a petal-shaped lens hood, and a pouch bag.