The third-party autofocus lens assortment for Fuji is simply exploding now that they’ve opened up their protocols. The most recent to be added to this record is an ultra-wide and tremendous vibrant lens from Viltrox. It’s the Viltrox 13mm f/1.4 autofocus lens and it gives a subject of view equal to about 20mm on a full-frame system. At f/1.4, although, for an APS-C lens this vast, that’s extraordinarily quick, which ought to make it preferrred for issues like interiors, weddings and occasions.
Whereas the lens has been introduced, it’s not anticipated to start out delivery till February. And with a $469 price ticket, it’s barely cheaper and a cease quicker than the just lately launched Samyang 12mm f/2.0 AF in addition to wider and fewer than half the worth of Fuji’s personal XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR. I can see this lens turning into extremely popular if it stands as much as scrutiny as soon as it will get into customers arms.
The brand new lens options 14 parts in 11 teams, with a 13mm focal size that gives a 94.06° subject of view on Fuji X APS-C cameras. And it seems to be a brand new design made particularly for Fuji, too, as this one doesn’t appear to exist in Sony E or some other mount flavours. It has a minimal focus distance of a mere 22cm for closing in on smaller topics and takes a 67mm filter thread.
|Angle of view||94.06°|
|Aperture management||In physique / Aperture ring on lens|
|Minimal focus distance||~22cm|
|Dimensions||74 x 90mm|
In keeping with Viltrox, the brand new 13mm f/1.4 AF lens reveals minimal focus respiration, which is extremely fascinating for video shooters, though with a lens this vast, you’re not going to have an enormous focus vary between 22cm and infinity anyway. Viltrox means that it’ll work for all the pieces from panorama and structure pictures to portrait and vlogging. I’m not so positive about these final two until they’re huge vast environmental portraits and also you’re vlogging from a tripod. It’s not a brilliant heavy lens, but it surely’s not ultralight, both.
The Viltrox 13mm f/1.4 AF lens for Fuji X is accessible to pre-order now from the Pergear web site for $469. Items are anticipated to start out delivery subsequent month and it ought to start popping up on the ordinary retailers quickly.