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

reviewer#46895 date: Nov-6-2022
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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 f/4 18-105mm @ 24mm. Sigma f/2.8 30mm
price paid:€ 235,- new
positive:Metal build, even the sturdy lenshood. The nice bokeh. Manual clickless diafragma. The f/1.4 speed. Weight. Design. Centre sharpness all the way. Overall IQ.
negative:Purple fringing. Corners in the range between f/1.4 and f/2.8 slightly lesser (so what?).
comment:Very pleased with this affordable fast lens. Easy to use, also for video purposes. Excellent centre sharpness in normal real world situations. Very high IQ between the f/2.8 and f/11 diafragma. Fast responding and silent AF. For the price it's a no-brainer.

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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