Viltrox has announced its new 85mm F1.8 AF lens for Canon RF lenses, marking the company’s first AF lens for Canon’s mirrorless camera mount.
The autofocus lens is constructed of ten elements in seven groups, including four short-wavelength elements and one extra-low dispersion (ED) element). Other features include a nine-blade aperture diaphragm, an aperture range of F1.8 through F16, a 72mm front filter thread and a minimum focusing distance of 80cm (2.6ft).
Autofocus is driven via a stepping motor (STM) and an integrated chip transfers metadata from the lens to the camera and allows for camera-based aperture changes, since there’s no physical aperture ring. Autofocus can be turned on and off via a toggle switch on the barrel of the lens. Viltrox has also included a USB-C port on the lens mount for future firmware updates.
The lens measures 8cm (3.15”) in diameter, 9.8cm (3.86”) long and weighs 530g (1.17lbs)—rather compact for a fast medium-telephoto prime lens. Below is a collection of sample images, provided by Viltrox:
The Viltrox 85mm F1.8 AF lens for Canon RF mount is available to purchase today for an MSRP of $399 on Viltrox’s online shop and Amazon. We did notice, however, that it’s currently listed for only $369 on Pergear’s website.
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