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Viltrox 20mm F1.8 Full-Frame Lens

MSRP 399 USDNEX score 52%

Product Overview

Viltrox 20mm F1.8 is a wide-angle manual-focus prime lens designed for E-mount and Z-mount full-frame systems. It has a full-metal construction and is an affordable option for landscape and architecture photography as well as street and environmental portraits.
This 20mm F1.8 is manual focus-only, which for its intended use cases may be preferred.
In 2021, Viltrox has unveiled an autofocus model, the 24mm F1.8, with features that Viltrox's APS-C lenses boast.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Very good optics
  • Very good chromatic aberration
  • F1.8 aperture ring
  • Fast autofocus
Cons
  • Very high chromatic aberrations
  • Omits clickless aperture ring

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 52% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
Cons
  • Not very fast for a prime lens, expensive
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Specifications

Variants:
E-Mount
Z-Mount

Construction

Aperture Blades
14 blades
Colors
Black
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Mount
E-mount, Z-mount
Motor
N/A (Manual Focus)
Optical Formula | Elements
12 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
9 groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
82 mm
Size | Diameter
76.8 mm
E-MountSize | Length
102 mm
Z-MountSize | Length
104 m
Weight
782 g

Function

Angle Of View
94°12'
Aperture
F/1.8 ~ f/16
Focal Length
20 mm

Performance

Min Focus Distance
0.25 m

Production

Debut
2019

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

sonyalpha[1]

Sentiment Score 52%
Reviewers from sonyalpha have found the following***:
The Viltrox 20mm F1.8 PFU RMBH ASPH (410 euros) scores very well or excellent on almost all criteria but fail at a very important one for a wide angle lens : borders/corners are really bad and only usable around F8. Pros Very good to Excellent sharpness in the centre Beautiful color rendition Very pleasing and soft blurry background, Very good bokeh, Reasonable price, Very good build quality, Clickless Aperture ring Very good at video No CA Very Low distorsion (you can use Zeiss Loxia 21mm lens profile as a proxy to correct it) Moderate vignetting Very good resistance to flare Well thought 2mm filter holder
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Pros
  • Very good to Excellent sharpness in the centre Beautiful color rendition Very pleasing and soft blurry background, Very good bokeh, Reasonable price,Very good build quality, Clickless Aperture ring Very good at video No CA Very Low distorsion (you can ...
Cons
  • Not very fast for a prime lens, expensive

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Viltrox 20mm F1.8 PFU RMBH ASPH. [sonyalpha]. https://sonyalpha.blog/2018/12/26/viltrox-20mm-f1-8-pfu-rmbh-asph/. 2018-12-26. Retrieved 2021-07-16.

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