Viltrox AF 27mm F1.2 Pro review: faster, better, more!

Is the Viltrox AF 27mm F1.2 Pro for Fujifilm X, Nikon Z DX and Sony E truly a ‘pro’ lens with a consumer price tag? You’d better believe it!

5 Star Rating
Viltrox AF 27mm F1.2 Pro
(Image: © Matthew Richards)

Digital Camera World Verdict

We’ve been really impressed by the range of fast f/1.4 autofocus prime lenses from Viltrox, for Nikon Z DX and other brands of crop-sensor mirrorless cameras. The new 27mm F1.2 sports a ‘Pro’ badge and takes everything to a new level. It has superb build quality, sublime handling, a super-fast f/1.2 aperture and delivers fabulous image quality and all-round performance. But there’s extra wow-factor in the price tag. We’d happily pay three or four times as much for a lens of this quality. It's a steal!


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    Superb handling and image quality

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    Robust weather-sealed build

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    Click/de-click aperture control ring


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    Necessarily bigger and heavier than Viltrox f/1.4 primes

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The Viltrox AF 27mm F1.2 Pro picks up the baton from some seriously good f/1.4 lenses, which are available in Fujifilm X, Nikon Z and Sony E mount options. We’ve been thoroughly impressed by the Viltrox AF 23mm F1.4 Z, Viltrox AF 33mm F1.4 Z and Viltrox AF 56mm F1.4 Z, which are all pretty much the same size and weight, plus the slightly larger Viltrox AF 13mm F1.4 Z. In fact, from a personal perspective, I’ve been so impressed by these four lenses that I’ve bought them outright as my go-to primes for when I’m shooting with my Nikon Z fc camera. 

(Image credit: Matthew Richards)

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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

His expertise with equipment doesn’t end there, though. He is also an encyclopedia  when it comes to all manner of cameras, camera holsters and bags, flashguns, tripods and heads, printers, papers and inks, and just about anything imaging-related. 

In an earlier life he was a broadcast engineer at the BBC, as well as a former editor of PC Guide.