Viltrox completes its fast autofocus prime lineup with the 56mm f/1.4 for Canon EF-M
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.
|35mm FOV equivalent
|Angle of view
|In body / Aperture ring on lens
|1/3rd stop increments (22 stops)
|Minimum focus distance
|65 x 72mm
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.
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.