Super affordable Viltrox 40mm AF lens is now available for Nikon shooters

Viltrox AF 40mm f/2.5 Z lens being pulled out of a bag on a park bench
(Image credit: Viltrox)

Viltrox has been steadily making quality lenses for super affordable prices for a while now, and our reviewer Matthew Richards can't get enough of them, even giving the Viltrox AF 27mm F1.2 Pro a coveted five-star rating in his review.

This new Viltrox AF 40mm f/2.5 Z lens is a little different – it is smaller, lighter, and even cheaper than Viltrox's Pro lenses. In fact, it looks like an outright bargain at just $158 / £130. There are some compromises to be made though to get to this more affordable price, with the most obvious being in the maximum aperture, which is decently wide, but slightly pedestrian for a short prime at f/2.5.

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Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.