In December last year, the Viltrox introduced the Voiltrox 13mm F1.4 AF autofocus wide-angle lens for Fujifilm X-mount cameras. At that time, Viltrox called this lens the best “companion” for bloggers. Now, this lens is also available for the Sony E-mount and Nikon Z cameras.
The lens design for Sony and Nikon is similar to that released for Fujifilm X. The optical design of the lens consists of 14 elements in 11 groups, including 2 aspherical elements to optimize lens distortion and aberrations and 4 ED elements that reduce chromatic aberration, providing high, according to the manufacturer, color reproduction and smooth color transition effects.
The Voiltrox 13mm F1.4 is suitable for both APS-C matrices and full-frame cameras. It is reported that in S35 mode (on some cameras) it can be used to shoot video in 4K 60fps resolution. Another advantage of the lens is its lightweight and compact body, as well as fast autofocus. It is reported that this lens can be used with stabilizers.
According to Viltrox, the Viltrox AF 13mm F/1.4 lens has a very quiet and smooth autofocus, has support for eye detection, and there is practically no “breathing” effect. The aperture ring of the lens with clicks supports manual and automatic adjustment. The focus ring rotates smoothly and evenly.
The case of Viltrox 13mm F1.4 is protected from dust. In addition, the diaphragm ring and the connecting part are provided with a dust-proof seal. The front of the lens has a protective coating for outdoor shooting.
Price and availability
The Viltrox 13mm F1.4 lens for Sony E and Nikon Z mount cameras is now available to buy on the Bhphotovideo.com store at $429.
Viltrox 13mm F1.4 specifications
- Mount: Sony E, Nikon Z
- Optical design: 14 elements in 11 groups, 2 aspherical elements, and 4 ED elements
- Focal length: 13mm (20mm in 35mm equivalent)
- Angle of View: 94.06°
- Aperture: F1.4 – F16
- Aperture blades: 9
- Minimum focusing distance: 22mm
- Autofocus motor: STM
- Focus modes: AF, MF
- Maximum magnification: 0.1x
- Filter Diameter: D67mm
- Dimensions: 74 x 90 mm
- Weight: 420g (E-mount) and 455g (Z-mount)