Viltrox has finally released three new fast f/1.4 prime lenses for Canon EOS M cameras – and for APS-C Sony mirrorless cameras. The trio consists of a 56mm f/1.4, 33mm f/1.4, and 23mm f/1.4 autofocus primes.
After being revealed last September at IBC 2019 (opens in new tab) and introduced to the Fujifilm X mount last year, the three Viltrox lenses add some much-needed wide-aperture primes to users of Canon's APS-C mirrorless system, and for owners of the Sony A6000 Series of cameras..
Popular cameras like the Canon EOS M50 and Sony A6000 are well served by quality zooms, but these speedy f/1.4 lenses will be very welcome to with their equivalent 35mm, 50mm and 85mm focal lengths.
Viltrox AF 23mm f/1.4
The widest of the three new autofocus lenses is the 23mm – which offers an equivalent focal length of a 35mm when used on an APS-C mirrorless camera.
The lens is constructed from 11 elements in ten groups, including two ED lenses, and it benefits from an HD Nano multilayer protective coating on the front element. Weighing 260g, it measures 65x72mm, and has a minimum focus distance of 0.3m with a 52mm filter ring.
As with all three lenses, the 23mm has a metal structure, and offers a wide manual focus ring and internal focusing, along with a noiseless STM motor to power the autofocus.
Viltrox AF 33mm f/1.4(opens in new tab)
The 33mm gives an effective focal length of around 50mm, due to the crop factor an APS-C sensor.
The lens is constructed from ten elements in nine groups, with one ED element; it also gets the HD Nano multilayer coating.
Weighing 270g, it measures 65x72mm, and has a minimum focus distance of 0.4m with a 52mm filter ring.
Viltrox AF 56mm f/1.4
The 56mm f/1.4 gives an effective focal length of 85mm, making it an ideal choice for portraits with an APS-C mirrorless camera.
The lens is constructed from ten elements in nine groups, with one ED elementand the HD Nano coating.
Weighing 290g, it measures 65x72.3mm, and has a minimum focus distance of 0.63m with a 52mm filter ring.