Viltrox AF 16mm F1.8 FE E-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 3   
reviewer#47014 date: Jun-26-2024
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
Samyamg 24mm f/1.4
Rokinon 16mm f/2 APS-C
Handily beats all of those lenses in sharpness etc, only the 24/1.4 lets in more light for aurora video etc, but the Viltrox is not slouch in that department either!
price paid:$1000 NZD
positive:Fantastic sharpness across the frame even at f/1.8, well controlled corner aberrations, minimal distortion, handy info display, manual or auto aperture control, focus racking feature, decent flare control, fantastic value for money
negative:The hood feels a bit flimsy, but there had to be something negative considering the low price
comment:A wonderful lens from a manufacturer I'm going to be watching very closely from now on. Close to perfect for my astrophotography it can reveal pixel level detail of the night sky across its aperture range, great also for landscape, architecture, interiors etc gee it even has quite nice bokeh at f/1.8 for objects close to min focus distance! Well recommended
reviewer#46984 date: Mar-3-2024
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.6
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Tamron 28-75/2,8G2
price paid:680
positive:Velmi ostré fotky
Kvalitní barvy
Výborné na street
negative:v určitém úhlu zkreslení
comment:Při použití objektivu je nutno dát pozor na nastavení clonového kroužky, aby dobře fungovala clona v těle
při blízkém focení dochází k borcení stěch a hran fotografie, stačí poodstoupit.
reviewer#46952 date: Aug-18-2023
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony 50/1.2GM
Sony 20/1.8G
price paid:$549 new
positive:Fairly light and small, AF is quite good, no noticeable issues with flare or distortion. The price is right!
negative:It's hard to really knock it for anything. It feels a little less solid than my other lenses. The LED panel and extra side button, in my opinion, are a gimmick. Others may not think so. My impression is the lens draws more power— maybe due to the LED panel? AF is not on par with my 20/1.8G or 50/1.2GM, but is that fair to compare?
comment:I feel like I took a gamble buying this, and it paid off. Well worth the price. If you are leaning toward buying it, go for it.
reviews found: 3   

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 3
  • sharpness: 4.83
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.00
  • distortion: 4.67
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 4.70

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