Viltrox has announced the release of its most compact and lightweight full-frame autofocus lens to date, specifically designed for the Sony E mount. This addition to the Viltrox lens lineup represents a significant step forward for the company in combining portability with professional-grade optics.
Currently exclusive to Sony E mount, with plans to release a version for Z mounts within the next two months, this lens promises versatility and high performance. Its standout feature is the STM stepping motor, which ensures an efficient and accurate autofocus system. This lens is not only compact and lightweight but also offers an expansive 20mm ultra-wide angle view, ideal for a wide range of photographic styles including high-res images, 8K videos, and large documents.
This lens highlight Viltrox’s innovation and increasing investment in lens technology that combines functionality with user-friendly design. It boasts a 20mm focal length and an F2.8 aperture, making it perfect for capturing wide scenes with exceptional clarity. The lens’s construction features 8 groups of 10 optical elements, including 2 ED lenses, a high-refractive-index lens, and 2 aspherical lenses. Additionally, it’s equipped with an HD Nano multilayer coating that’s both water-resistant and antifouling, ensuring superior image quality under various conditions.
The lens maintains a constant length thanks to its electronic aperture and internal focus, complemented by a noiseless STM focus motor which makes it a great solution for both video and stills. Moreover, its durable construction with a precision-hardened aluminum alloy bayonet underscores its longevity and reliability, making it a robust companion for photographers.
Not only is the Viltrox 20mm F2.8 lens technologically advanced but it is also designed with the photographer’s convenience in mind. Weighing only 157g, it redefines portability in the realm of high-performance lenses, making it an ideal choice for travel and daily use. Its wide angle of view, offering a remarkable 91.6-degree angle, opens up a world of possibilities for capturing expansive landscapes and detailed architectural scenes.
The lens truly excels in bringing the minutiae to life, with a minimum focus distance of just 0.19m, enabling photographers to capture exceptional close-ups. Its superior optics ensure great sharpness, clarity, and color reproduction, enhancing the overall image quality. What’s more, the lens benefits from fast and accurate autofocus, ensuring that precious moments are never missed. This combination of features positions the Viltrox 20mm F2.8 looks set to be a great asset for photographers seeking a blend of performance and convenience in their photographic endeavors.
- Dimensions: 7.8 x 8.51 x 8.51 cm
- Weight: 0.5 kg
- Manufacturer: Viltrox