Viltrox is about to launch 4 new primes, including a fascinating "LAB" lens

Viltrox
(Image credit: Viltrox)

Viltrox is a third-party lens manufacturer that has made a big name for itself, offering budget-friendly options that deliver exceptional optical quality, as a great alternative to native lenses. A new 2024 roadmap reveals that 4 lenses are scheduled for release this year, including 3 brand-new optics and a Nikon Z lens version of an existing favorite.  

The first lens on the schedule is the Viltrox AF 40mm f/2.5 for the Sony FE, Nikon Z, and Fujifilm X mount. Announced in January 2024, the lens (60mm equivalent, on APS-C bodies) promises to offer photographers "a high-quality AF lens at an affordable price point". Not a lot of information has been released about the lens, other than the fact it has an "estimated price of just one-third that of the Sony 40mm f/2.5 G lens", the closest E mount equivalent. 

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 


Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.