Since Fuji finally opened up its lens X mount to 3rd parties, we’ve seen a lot of great and interesting lenses popping up. Sigma’s finally started expanding its range to include Fuji shooters, as well as Tamron, Tokina, Zeiss and more. One company that’s been offering a lot of autofocus lenses for Fuji is Viltrox, with seven lenses having been released. Now, it seems there’s a new one on the way.
Photos have leaked of an as yet unannounced Viltrox 75mm f/1.2 XF lens. As an APS-C lens, it offers the equivalent field of view to around 112.5mm on full-frame, making for a nice, fast, super-wide-aperture portrait lens for Fuji shooters. It should become available at a fairly reasonable price, too, given that it’s being made by Viltrox.
No specs or stats have been leaked along with the images but we can see that if features a USB-C port on the mount side for firmware updates and that it utilises a 77mm filter thread. We can also see “0.88m/2.89ft” printed on the front end of the lens, suggesting that this is likely the minimum focus distance. We can see that it has a dedicated ring for aperture control and an AF/MF switch, but not much else beyond that.
There’s been no word on when we can expect the new lens to be announced, nor exactly how much it’ll cost, but it adds to a nice list of Viltrox autofocus lenses available for Fuji X mount, including a 13mm f/1.4, 23mm f/1.4 Mark II, 33mm f/1.4, 56mm f/1.4, and 85mm f/1.8 Mark II. Given the average price of Viltrox lenses for Fuji, even though this one has an f/1.2 aperture, I expect it’ll be pretty budget-friendly.
[via Lens Rumors]