Viltrox AF 23mm F1.4 E E-mount lens review by thomaskplee

reviewer#45591 date: Sep-22-2020
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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:Canon EF 35 f1.4; Sony FE 20 f2 ; Sigma 21 f1.4
price paid:260 USD
positive:Small in size
Sharp to the edge when step down to f4 to f5.6
AF works well for eye AF( including animal eye AF) on A7r4
negative:No sure about weather seal
comment:Mine is in E mount and I have it for two months now. I used my A7r4 ( 62M pixels) to see how it is on FF situations, as well as crop sensors and got the results ( result posted at the Third Parties Lens forum at dpreview). I do have A6300 and A6500 that I may use it for which become a good street photography focal length.
I don't see any problem in AF for fast speed multi-frames per sec tests as A7r4 can get to 10 fps.
Tested at night for Starburst, it can produce convergence 18 spikes by f8, but some spikes are of uneven brightness.
For such low price, and have AF, not much to complain!

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 4
  • sharpness: 4.38
  • color: 4.25
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 4.50
  • flare control: 4.25
  • overall: 4.48 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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