A cinematic vlogging and portrait beast! This is how I describe the New Viltrox 24mm f/1.8 Wide Angle Lens. Rarely do I like to break out the word “cinematic,” but with the wide field of view and shallow depth of field, it’s hard to deny this lens is great for photographers and filmmakers alike.
Let’s quickly look at the specifications and features of this lens so we can move on to the good stuff — the photos and videos! I’m so glad I got this lens in time for the Colorado Renaissance Fair and was able to capture some buttery-smooth 120 FPS footage. You can see all of that in the video review below. I’ll also include some additional photos at the bottom of this post.
Viltrox AF 24mm F1.8 Z Wide Angle Lens Specs:
24mm Prime Lens
Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
9 Diaphragm Blades
55mm Front Filter Size
Weight: 13.1 oz / 370g
Eye Autofocus Supported
Minimum Focusing Distance: .3m
Manual De-Clicked Aperture Ring (with Auto option)
While Viltrox did send me this lens to review, I will be giving you my honest opinion as I do in all of my reviews.
Pros: Snappy, yet quiet Autofocus. This lens is a great alternative to the Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 for those who are on a budget. The build quality is solid and it produces some tack-sharp portraits.
Cons: There aren’t many downsides to this lens that I was able to find in my first month with it. It does not have Image Stabilization, but neither does the Nikon 24mm 1.8.
Those are my thoughts on this wide angle lens based on shooting with it for about 3-4 weeks. It’s become a reliable part of my run and gun kit for portraits shoots, documentary video and filmmaking. The Viltrox 24mm f/1.8 is a solid choice for someone looking for quality on a budget.
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