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Viltrox 56mm F1.4 APS-C Lens

MSRP 279 USDNEX score 69%

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Product Overview

Viltrox 56mm F1.4 is a compact and affordable APS-C prime lens that is available for X-mount, E-mount, and EF-M-mount systems. With a 84mm full-frame-equivalent focal length, this lens is an interesting option for portrait photography.
Despite the low price point at which this 56mm F1.4 lens is available, it features autofocus powered by an STM screw-type motor. Moreover, this Viltrox lens even comes with an aperture ring: the photographer can adjust the aperture manually at any time, or s/he can leave it in "A" so that the camera does the job.
Another notable feature is the built-in Micro-USB port that allows the owner to update its firmware directly.
Two other Viltrox lenses that share the same physical dimensions, design, and feature set are the 23mm F1.4 and the 33mm F1.4.
This lens is suspiciously similar to Tokina's atx-m 56mm F1.4, which has been introduced months later.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Very good image quality
  • Fast autofocus
  • Fantastic build quality
  • Firmware upgradable via micro USB port
Cons
  • Clickless aperture is not fully silent
  • Aperture ring has weak stop at f/16

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 69% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Very good build quality and clickless aperture ring
  • Very fast, accurate 90% of the time, efficient in low light
Cons
  • No weather sealing and its minimum focusing distance is quite long 60cm vs 50cm (Sigma)
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Specifications

Variants:
E-Mount
EF-M-Mount
X-Mount

Connectivity

Ports
Micro-USB

Construction

Aperture Blades
9
X-MountColors
Black or Silver
E-MountColors
Black
EF-M-MountColors
Silver
Image Size
APS-C
Lens Mount
E-mount, X-mount, EF-M-mount
Motor
STM motor
Optical Formula | Elements
10 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
9 groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
52 mm
Size | Diameter
65 mm
Size | Length
72 mm
Weight
290 g

Function

Angle Of View
28°
Aperture
F/1.4 - f/16
Focal Length
56 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
84 mm

Performance

Max Magnification
0.1x
Min Focus Distance
0.6 m

Production

Debut
2020

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

sonyalpha[1]

Sentiment Score 69%
Reviewers from sonyalpha have found the following***:
iltrox vs standard lenses for Sigma (no consistency in size and aperture control through the body) The Viltrox is 30% cheaper than the Sigma, has a better build quality and a clickless aperture ring but it lacks weather sealing and its minimum focusing distance is quite long 60cm vs 50cm (Sigma) In the centre The sigma is one grade better at F1.4 and F2 then both are the same. In the corners the Sigma is much better up to F4. Both lenses had some AF issues with 10% slightly missed focused Distorsion / CA / Vignetting / Flare
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Very good to outstanding sharpness in the centre, very soft background blur, good bokeh balls, very good color rendition, pleasant skin tones
  • Very good build quality and clickless aperture ring
  • Very fast, accurate 90% of the time, efficient in low light
Cons
  • No weather sealing and its minimum focusing distance is quite long 60cm vs 50cm (Sigma)

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Viltrox 56mm F1.4 STM. [sonyalpha]. https://sonyalpha.blog/2020/12/31/viltrox-56mm-f1-4-stm/. 2020-12-31. Retrieved 2021-07-16.

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