Viltrox, which makes LED lights, LCD monitors and lens adapters, has released its first prime lenses, for Sony FE-mount, Nikon Z-mount and Fuji X-mount cameras.

It now has five lenses aimed at a budget market, all with a wide aperture of f1.8. There are two 20mm lenses, FE and Z-mount, both manual focus with 12 elements in nine groups and 14 aperture blades for pleasing bokeh, and three 85mm variants – two FE-mount, manual and auto focus, and an X-mount AF, which is claimed to be the first third-party Fuji auto focus lens. 

New lens maker aims for prime time

New lens maker aims for prime time

The 85mm AF lenses share the same optical construction of ten elements in seven groups, with fast, precise auto-focusing using an inbuilt STM motor and round bokeh created by nine aperture blades. The FE 85mm lens supports eye-AF and continuous focus in video. A USB port is included for firmware updates.

Viltrox is currently developing further Fuji/Sony AF lenses (including 23, 33 and 56mm f1.4).

Viltrox is exhibiting at IBC2019 on Stand 12.G70.