Viltrox announces 56mm F1.4 Portrait Lens for Canon EOS-M

Viltrox has introduced the 56mm F1.4 autofocus lens for the Canon EOS M mirrorless system (EF-M-mount). This portrait lens is an affordable version of the existing Sigma 56mm f1.4 lens. The price of the new lens is $279 and can be purchased through the Amazon.com website. However, right now it is available in silver color only. The package box includes a lens, front lens cap, rear lens cap, and lens bag.

Viltrox 56mm F1.4 Portrait Lens for Canon EOS-M

As for the specifications of this new lens, the Viltrox AF 56mm F1.4 for the Canon EOS M, received a fast (according to the manufacturer) autofocus. It supports Eye AF. The lens has a USB connector for firmware updates. And the optical design of this lens consists of 10 elements arranged in 9 groups, including 1 extra-low dispersion (ED) element and 1 high-refraction element

The lens is compatible with Canon EOS-M cameras: Canon M10, M100, M2, M3, M5, M50, M6, and M6II. It has a compact and lightweight rugged all-metal body structure, ensure lens assembly. Bright f/1.4 maximum aperture suits working in low-light conditions and also affords greater control over depth of field.

One extra-low dispersion elements reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to achieve a high degree of clarity and color accuracy. One high refractive index elements help to control spherical aberrations and reduce distortion in order to realize high sharpness and accurate rendering.

Viltrox 56mm F1.4 Portrait Lens for Canon EOS-M

Viltrox AF 56mm F1.4 Specifications

  • Focal length: f=56mm
  • Mount: Canon EOS-M
  • Lens construction: 10elements in 9groups
  • Angle of view:28°
  • Stop size: 1/3EV (22 stops)
  • Max. aperture: F1.4
  • Min. aperture: F16
  • Focus range: Approx. 60cm – ∞
  • Number of blades: 9(rounded diaphragm opening)
  • Filter size: ø52mm
  • Dimensions: 65mmx72mm
  • Weight: 290g

Viltrox recently also announced two new autofocus lenses for Canon EOS M mirrorless cameras: the Viltrox 23mm f1.4 M AF and 33mm f1.4 AF are now available to pre-order on the Bhphotovideo store.

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