Viltrox is planning to release a number of new lenses, according to a post on Weibo. A number of images of one of them, the Viltrox AF 16mm F1.8 for Sony E mount cameras, have also been shared. The lens is designed for full-frame cameras and despite being extremely wide angle, it features a standard 77mm filter thread rather than the usual bulbous front of similar lenses.
As well as the 16mm f/1.8, Viltrox is also said to be releasing a new full-frame AF 28mm f/1.8 for Sony E-Mount and two APS-C lenses. The first is a 75mm f/1.2 for Sony E mount and a 27mm f/1.2 for Fuji X mount – neither of which appear to be autofocus lenses. There’s no word yet on when any of the lenses are coming, but here’s the translated (thanks to Sony Alpha Rumors) report.
VILTROX’s upcoming AF 16mm F1.8 Sony E-mount full-frame ultra-wide-angle lens package has a small LCD screen that can display parameters such as focusing distance. This lens has a non-bulb head and can be used with a 77mm circular filter, which can meet the needs of shooting various subjects such as starry sky, scenery, and vlog. It is expected to be officially released in May
In addition, Viltrox will release several new lenses, including full-frame AF 28mm F1.8 E-mount, and two APS-C lenses: 75mm F1.2 E-mount and 27mm F1.2 X-mount.
I think it’s a safe bet that none of these lenses will be coming for Canon RF mount, but hopefully, E and X mounts aren’t the only mounts for which these lenses will become available. It has been But here are the photos of the Viltrox AF 16mm f/1.8.
The built-in display is seen in the images showing focus distance, although I expect it will show a variety of other information, too. There are a couple of function buttons on (from the photographer’s perspective) the left side of the lens which can presumably be used to display other settings or perhaps act as AF lock buttons for the lens.
There’s no word on releases for the abovementioned lenses yet, although the Viltrox AF 16mm f/1.8 is expected to hear an official announcement very soon.
[via Sony Alpha Rumors]