Viltrox has now made available its new AF portrait lens: Viltrox AF 85mm F1.8 FE II for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. The first version of the Sony E mount lens was introduced exactly a year ago.
The Viltrox AF 85mm F1.8 FE II is a relatively light lens, its weight is only 484g. The minimum focusing distance is 0.8m with a Macro reproduction ratio of 1:8. According to the manufacturer, with this lens, you will not miss it when focusing on the eyes.
The optical design of the Sony 85mm 1.8 lens consists of 10 elements in 7 groups, among which there is one aspherical element. In addition, the manufacturer claims that its lens is perfect for shooting dynamic scenes and videos.
An HD Nano multi-layer coating is mentioned in the product description, reducing the risk of glare and other artifacts. It should also be noted that there is a micro USB port in the mount. This port is used to upgrade the lens firmware.
Price and availability
Viltrox AF 85mm F1.8 FE II Lens for Sony E mount is now available to pre-order through the Bhphotovideo.com store for $399 and delivery is expected on May 26, 2020.
Viltrox AF 85mm F1.8 FE II Specifications
- Focal Length: 85mm
- Maximum Aperture: f/1.8
- Minimum Aperture: f/16
- Mount: Sony E
- Format Compatibility: Full-Frame
- Minimum Focus Distance: 80 cm
- Maximum Magnification: 0.13x
- Macro Reproduction Ratio: 1:8
- Optical Design: 10 Elements in 7 Groups
- Diaphragm Blades: 9, Rounded
- Focus: Autofocus
- Image Stabilization: No
- Filter Size: 72 mm (Front)
- Dimensions: 80 x 92 mm
- Weight: 484 g
Let me remind you that earlier Viltrox issued an official statement stating that the use of Viltrox 23mm F1.4, Viltrox 33mm F1.4, and Viltrox 85mm F1.8 lenses could cause damage to the Fujifilm X-Pro3 camera. As it turned out, this is due to the design of the camera itself. Viltrox did not take its features into account when developing these lenses.