Viltrox AF 20mm F2.8 FE ultra-low-budget full-frame lens for Sony E

Nov 1, 2023

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Viltrox AF 20mm F2.8 FE ultra-low-budget full-frame lens for Sony E

Nov 1, 2023

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Viltrox AF 20mm f2.8 FE

Viltrox has announced the new Viltrox AF 20mm F2.8 FE (buy here). As an FE lens, it’s a full-frame lens designed for Sony E mount cameras. It’s also an ultra-lightweight autofocus lens and comes at a very low price point.

With a focal length of 20mm, this is a very wide angle lens on full-frame, offering about 91.6º field of view. And with a weight of only 157g, it’s an ideal walkabout landscape lens or even for vlogging.

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Viltrox AF 20mm F2.8 FE – 157g Light!

As well as being low in price, the Viltrox AF 20mm F2.8 FE is also very low in weight. It weighs a mere 157g, making it almost unnoticeable on the front of your camera.

As such, it makes for a great walkabout wide-angle lens for landscapes or street photography when exploring with a compact Sony E mount camera, like the Sony A7C II (buy here). It is also ideal for full-frame vlogging with a camera like the Sony ZV-E1 (buy here).

Viltrox AF 20mm f2.8 FE lens hood

Even if you usually shoot with something else, this one’s small and light enough that it shouldn’t make a dent in your load when you want to throw it in the bag.

Autofocus with Eye AF

The Viltrox AF 20mm F2.8 FE is an autofocus lens, which Viltrox says is compatible with Sony’s Eye AF system. So, whether you’re using it for vlogging or some ultra-wide environmental portraits, it should always stay focused on your subject.

Viltrox AF 20mm f2.8 FE lens connections

Viltrox says that the AF in this lens is “efficient and reliable”, with an STM stepper motor to drive the autofocus system in the lens. This means low-latency and reduced vibrations, making it suitable for video as well as stills.

It also has a minimum focus distance of only 19cm. This lets you create some close-up shots on humans or other subjects for some somewhat surreal imagery.

Viltrox AF 20mm F2.8 FE Specs

Focal Length20mm
Max aperturef/2.8
FormatFull-Frame
MountSony E / Nikon Z
Min aperturef/16
Angle of view91.6º
Aperture blades7
Aperture controlIn body
Minimum focus distance19cm
Filter diameter52mm
Dimensions65 x 59.5mm
Weight157g (E) / 173g (Z)

Price and Availability

The Viltrox AF 20mm F2.8 FE is available to pre-order now for $158 from the Viltrox website. Shipping is expected to begin next week.

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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