Viltrox AF 56mm F1.4 E E-mount lens review by mambo

reviewer#45668 date: Mar-16-2021
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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:SEL50f1.8, Zeiss 33mm f1.8 touit,SAL50f1.8, SAL50f1.4z, Samyang 45mm f1.8
price paid:325 USD
positive:F1.4, price, central sharpness, fast AF, value for money, size, the fact that there are similar lenses @ 23 and 33mm f1.4 from the same manufacturer
negative:The edges could be sharper, some vignetting, high longitudinal chromatic aberration, acceptable sharpness at 1.4 and great by f4.
comment:I was delighted with the image rendering of the Viltrox 85mm f1.8 and decidedon a whim to get the 50mm f1.4. Overall, I am happy with the purchase. The IQ is very good to excellent from 1.4 especially in the centre. The heavy vignetting and the chromatic aberration demand more time from me in post than I would prefer to give.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 2
  • sharpness: 4.50
  • color: 4.00
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 4.50
  • flare control: 4.00
  • overall: 4.40 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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