Viltrox AF 28mm F1.8 lens introduced for Nikon Z mount

Viltrox, a name synonymous with optical innovation, has made waves by introducing its AF 28mm F1.8 Z wide-angle full-frame lens to the Nikon Z mount. This dynamic lens had previously taken the Sony E platform by storm.

Viltrox AF 28mm F1.8 Z Nikon Z

In its pursuit of visual excellence, Viltrox promises a velvety smooth bokeh courtesy of this new lens. The application of a cutting-edge multilayer coating ensures that pesky glares are a thing of the past. Autofocus aficionados have cause for celebration as well.

The lens’s optimization for video shooting results in virtually negligible focus “breathing,” while the stepping motor’s operational noise remains discreetly tucked away. Fast, precise autofocus performance, including in eye focus mode, further underscores its versatility.

The lens barrel hosts a duo of user-friendly controls: a focus control ring and an aperture selection ring, allowing photographers to effortlessly fine-tune their shots. Furthermore, the lens’s incorporation of a USB port ensures that firmware updates can be seamlessly executed, ensuring optimal performance as technology evolves.

Price and availability

Astoundingly, the Viltrox AF 28mm F1.8 Z lens is accessible with a price tag of $379. Photography enthusiasts can now jump ahead of the curve by pre-ordering this lens on the online store.

Viltrox 28mm F1.8 Z specifications

  • Mount: Nikon Z
  • Format: 36 x 24 mm
  • Optical design: 11 elements in 9 groups, 3 ED, 3 HR, 2 aspherical
  • Viewing Angle: 74.6°
  • Aperture: f/1.8…f/16, 9 blades
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.37m
  • Max magnification: 0.1x
  • Front filter size: Ø55 mm

In parallel, Nikon, a heavyweight in the photography world, has recently debuted two remarkable lenses poised to make a lasting impact. The Nikkor Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR and the Nikkor Z 70-180mm f/2.8 are poised to deliver exceptional performance with a focus on affordability. These additions complete the trio of budget-friendly zoom lenses in the Nikon Z-mount lineup, all boasting a coveted f/2.8 aperture.

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