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

May 18, 2021

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

May 18, 2021

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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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 mix of manual and autofocus lenses for a number of systems, including a couple for Z-Mount already, including a 20mm f/1.8 manual focus and 85mm f/1.8 autofocus prime lenses.

Now it seems they’re about to release six more lenses for the Nikon Z mirrorless system. All of them are autofocus. Three of them will be for APS-C format and three of them will be full-frame. The six new lenses were on display at the China International Photographic Equipment and Technology Fair (China P&E) in Beijing, China. Interestingly, none of them appeared on the Viltrox lens roadmap published last year.

Full-frame lenses

  • Viltrox AF 24mm f/1.8 Z
  • Viltrox AF 35mm f/1.8 Z
  • Viltrox AF 50mm f/1.8 Z

APS-C lenses

  • Viltrox AF 23mm f/1.4 Z
  • Viltrox AF 33mm f/1.4 Z
  • Viltrox AF 56mm f/1.4 Z

The 23mm, 33mm and 56mm APS-C lenses would offer the equivalent field of view to 35mm, 50mm and 85mm respectively on a full-frame sensor. So, they’re a logical choice to pursue.

There’s no word yet on when they’re going to be announced or when we’ll see prices, but they obviously exist and unless these are just visual non-working mockups for the show (which is doubtful considering they don’t appear to be under glass and one is actually mounted to a Nikon Z mirrorless camera), we probably won’t have to wait too long for an official announcement.

[via Nikon Rumors]

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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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