Viltrox completes its fast autofocus prime lineup with the 56mm f/1.4 for Canon EF-M

Nov 11, 2020

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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 completes its fast autofocus prime lineup with the 56mm f/1.4 for Canon EF-M

Nov 11, 2020

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 has now released the third lens in its fast prime autofocus lens series for the Canon EOS M APS-C mirrorless lineup. Adding to the 23mm f/1.4 STM and 33mm f/1.4 STM announced last month, the new Viltrox 56mm f/1.4 maintains the look and feel of the two existing lenses while retaining their small, lightweight stature.

With a focal length primarily thought of as a portrait lens, offering a field of view equivalent to that of about 90mm on full-frame bodies, the new lens rounds out the trio quite nicely.

Focal Length56mm
Max aperturef/1.4
Min aperturef/16
35mm FOV equivalent90mm
Angle of view28°
Aperture blades9 (rounded)
Aperture controlIn body / Aperture ring on lens
Stop size1/3rd stop increments (22 stops)
Minimum focus distance~60cm
Filter diameter52mm
Dimensions65 x 72mm
Weight~290g

As with the other two lenses in the trio, the Viltrox 56mm f/1.4 features a hidden micro USB port, allowing you to upgrade the firmware of the lens as new updates become available. It also features the same HD Nano multi-layer coatings for ghost and flare suppression and to increase contrast and colour in strong lighting conditions.

The Viltrox 56mm f/1.4 is available to buy now for $279 and is shipping now.

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John Aldred

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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.

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One response to “Viltrox completes its fast autofocus prime lineup with the 56mm f/1.4 for Canon EF-M”

  1. Massimiliano Schilliro Avatar
    Massimiliano Schilliro

    I tested the Fuji version Viltrox 56mm f1.4 review https://youtu.be/wS9nURhS9Pc