Viltrox AF 20mm F2.8 FE with Autofocus for Sony E

Viltrox has unveiled its latest offering, the AF 20mm F2.8 FE lens, tailored for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.

Viltrox 20mm F2.8

Sporting an optical structure composed of 10 elements in 8 groups and 7 aperture blades, this lens boasts a minimum focusing distance of 0.19 meters. The front thread is designed to fit a Ø52 mm filter, and the lens features an STM internal focusing motor for smooth operation.

In terms of dimensions, the lens measures Ø64.8 x 59.5 mm and weighs less than 189 grams. Notably, Viltrox plans to release versions compatible with Nikon Z and Fujifilm X mounts. When used with an APS-C camera, the effective focal length is 30mm.

Price and availability

Anticipated to hit the market by the end of November, the Viltrox AF 20mm F2.8 FE lens is priced at $158 and can be purchased on and

Viltrox AF 20mm F2.8 FE specifications

Viltrox 20mm F2.8
  • Focal Length: 20mm
  • Lens Mount: Sony E
  • Lens Format Coverage: Full-Frame
  • Focus Type: Manual Focus
  • Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
  • Minimum Aperture: f/16
  • Angle of View: 91.6°
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 7.5″ / 19 cm
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.17x
  • Optical Design: 10 Elements in 8 Groups
  • Diaphragm Blades: 7
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Front Filter Size: 52 mm
  • Dimensions (ø x L): 2.6 x 2.3″ / 65 x 59.5 mm
  • Weight: 5.5 oz / 157 g

On a parallel note, Tamron has introduced the 17-50mm F4 Di III VXD, a wide-angle full-frame zoom lens (Model A068) meticulously crafted for Sony mirrorless cameras. The lens’s optical configuration comprises 15 elements arranged in 13 groups, featuring three low-dispersion elements, one molded aspherical element, and two composite aspherical elements. With a 9-blade diaphragm boasting rounded blades, this lens delivers exceptionally smooth bokeh. Powering its autofocus capabilities is a swift and precise VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear drive.

This feature-rich lens is competitively priced at $699, catering to photographers seeking high-quality performance.

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