Is Canon shooting themselves in the foot by blocking third party lens manufacturers?

Oct 6, 2022
John Aldred

This is something I’ve been thinking about ever since word broke that Canon essentially ordered Viltrox to stop making autofocus RF mount lenses. In response,…

Canon Germany issues statement – Confirms blocking Viltrox from making autofocus RF mount lenses

Sep 6, 2022
John Aldred

Canon has previously been very quiet on the topic of 3rd party RF lenses. Last year, all of Samyang’s autofocus RF mount lenses disappeared from…

Report: Canon orders Viltrox (and possibly others) to stop selling RF mount lenses

Aug 29, 2022
John Aldred

If you wondered why major third party lens manufacturers like Sigma and Tamron hadn’t released any RF mount lenses yet, this might explain it. It…

Viltrox’s new EF-E5 Canon EF to Sony E mount adapter sports shiny OLED display, Eye AF, IBIS, EXIF passthrough

Jan 5, 2022
John Aldred

Viltrox has announced a new Canon EF to Sony E mount “smart” lens adapter. As with most other “smart” lens adapters, this one allows you…

Viltrox announces ultra-wide 13mm f/1.4 autofocus lens for Fuji X priced at $469

Jan 4, 2022
John Aldred

The third-party autofocus lens collection for Fuji is just exploding now that they’ve opened up their protocols. The latest to be added to this list…

Viltrox introduces limited series of red lenses, and photographers hate them

Oct 4, 2021
Dunja Djudjic

To celebrate Chinese National Day, Viltrox has announced a limited edition series of 23mm, 33mm, and 56mm f/1.4 lenses. It’s the trio they already have…

Viltrox has released their new full-frame autofocus 35mm f/1.8 lens for Nikon Z Mount

Sep 23, 2021
John Aldred

While other third parties might not be in a rush to produce autofocus lenses for the Nikon Z mount, Viltrox certainly seems to be. With…

Fujifilm X Prime Lens Review – Viltrox AF 23mm f/1.4

Aug 24, 2021
Michael Sladek

Until recently, if you were a Fujifilm X-Series camera owner, your options for fast prime lenses (f/1.4 or wider) were limited to (relatively) expensive options…

Viltrox to announce six new Nikon Z autofocus lenses – 3 for APS-C and 3 for full-frame

May 18, 2021
John Aldred

Historically known more for its lens adapters and accessories, Viltrox has been branching out into budget lenses the last few years and they’ve released a…

Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 AF lens for Nikon Z is in stock before the official announcement

Dec 10, 2020
Dunja Djudjic

Viltrox is reportedly due to announce a pretty affordable 85mm f/1.8 AF lens for Nikon Z today. However, the lens has already been in stock,…