Viltrox has just announced a new lens for FUJIFILM X-Mount cameras: the Viltrox 13mm F/1.4 AF. This compact and lightweight wide-angle lens feature an internal STM motor for fast autofocus performances. It’ll start shipping in February 2022.
FUJIFILM opened its X-mount to third-party lens manufacturers in May 2020. This is good news for filmmakers and content creators as we recently saw a lot of new lens offerings from various companies like the Samyang AF 12mm F/2 X or the SLR Magic MicroPrime CINE 21mm T/1.6.
Chinese manufacturer Viltrox has just announced a new wide-angle lens for FUJIFILM shooters, the Viltrox 13mm F/1.4 AF.
Viltrox 13mm F/1.4 AF features
The Viltrox 13mm F/1.4 AF is a wide-angle lens compatible with every FUJIFILM X-Mount camera. With a weight of only 0.92lbs/420g and a length of 90mm, this compact and lightweight lens won’t take up much space in your camera bag.
As its name suggest, this 13mm F/1.4 AF features an STM focus motor, that is compatible with subject tracking in video mode. Also, the lens focus internally so it won’t extend/retract as you change focus.
The lens design of this 13mm F/1.4 AF consists of 14 elements in 11 groups. The aperture diaphragm consists of 9 aperture blades for smooth bokeh results. The front filter thread is 67mm, and the minimum focus distance is 22cm/8.66in.
According to the images, it looks like the lens is kind of weather-resistant thanks to some internal rubber gaskets.
Price and availability
The Viltrox 13mm F/1.4 AF is available for preorder now for $469, and it will start shipping in February 2022. In the box, you’ll find the lens, a lens hood, front and back caps, a lens pouch, and papers. As a direct comparison, the Samyang AF 12mm F/2 X currently retails for $499.
For more information, please visit Viltrox’s website here.
What do you think about this new Viltrox wide-angle lens? What is your favorite wide-angle FUJIFILM X-Mount lens? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below!