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Viltrox AF 85mm f/1.8 FE II Lens for Sony E

BH #VIAF8518IIFE • MFR #AF 85/1.8 II FE (E-MOUNT)
Viltrox AF 85mm f/1.8 FE II Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • One Aspherical Element
Distinguished by its updated sleeker and lighter weight design, the Viltrox AF 85mm f/1.8 FE II is the second-generation of this portrait-length prime designed for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. The lens's short-telephoto focal length pairs with the bright f/1.8 design to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions and also for controlling depth of field and isolating subject matter. The optical design comprises one extra-low dispersion element, one aspherical element, and four elements made from highly transparent glass, which all help to reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations in order to realize high clarity and sharpness. An HD Nano multi-layer coating has also been applied to suppress flare and ghosting for improved contrast when working in strong lighting conditions. Additionally, the lens features an STM motor for quick, quiet autofocus performance along with a minimum focusing distance of 2.6' for working with close-up subjects.
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Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 STM II Overview

Distinguished by its updated sleeker and lighter weight design, the Viltrox AF 85mm f/1.8 FE II is the second-generation of this portrait-length prime designed for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. The lens's short-telephoto focal length pairs with the bright f/1.8 design to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions and also for controlling depth of field and isolating subject matter. The optical design comprises one extra-low dispersion element, one aspherical element, and four elements made from highly transparent glass, which all help to reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations in order to realize high clarity and sharpness. An HD Nano multi-layer coating has also been applied to suppress flare and ghosting for improved contrast when working in strong lighting conditions. Additionally, the lens features an STM motor for quick, quiet autofocus performance along with a minimum focusing distance of 2.6' for working with close-up subjects.

Mark II of this lens sports a more svelte and lighter weight design for greater versatility and portability.
Portrait-length prime is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 127.5mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and also offers a wealth of control over focus position when using shallow depth of field techniques.
One extra-low dispersion element and four elements made from highly transparent glass contribute to reducing a variety of aberrations in order to produce well-corrected imagery with accurate color and no color fringing.
One large-diameter aspherical element minimizes distortion and spherical aberrations in order to produce high sharpness and accurate rendering.
HD Nano multi-layer coating has been applied to individual elements to reduce flare and ghosting for improved contrast. Also, this coating is water-resistant to help protect the exposed surfaces from moisture.
STM autofocus motor delivers quiet and precise focusing performance along with a minimum focusing distance of 2.6'.
Electronic contacts convey Exif data as well as permit camera-based aperture selection. Additionally, an integrated USB port permits updating the lens's firmware.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
Included lens hood shades the front element from flare-causing stray light and also offers some additional physical protection.
UPC: 778469114421

Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 STM II Specs

Focal Length85mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Minimum Focus Distance2.62' / 80 cm
Maximum Magnification0.13x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:8
Optical Design10 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.15 x 3.62" / 80 x 92 mm
Weight1.06 lb / 484 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.905 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.7 x 5.1 x 4.8"

Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 STM II Reviews

I'm impressed

By STEVEN
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-10

This lens has a very solid build quality feel to it, the lens caps and hood attach easily, and the images are sharp with nice bokeh. Colors pre-edit look good and appear to be accurate. I shot the attached unedited jpeg photos in the shade during daytime at f/1.8 using a Canon R5.

Great reach for travel.

By Donald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-19

Works great hand in hand with my 45mm for travel. Perfect combo for me.

Fun Macro

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-15

Exceptionally sharp imagers.

Just bought this used

By Jordan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-13

Over all super excited to have an 85mm in my collection, went out today took some photos and I'm amazing at the sharpness of it ! Only draw back is since I purchased it used the lens hood has been damaged and it was a pain to get off the lens. I did inspect it once I got it off and it look likes someone didn't put it on correctly and kept trying to force it on, trying to see what I can do to get another one but over all lens looked brand new and performs amazingly

Incredibly UNDERRATED!!!

By Adam
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-27

I watched a ton of YouTube videos on the best RF 85mm lenses. You can have an 85 f1.4 if you want but it's 200 dollars more (that's Canadian) my copy is VERY sharp at f1.8 and has minimal chromatic aberration and fast autofocus. If you are doing photos mostly this is a sweet lens to get into a good prime 85. If you are doing video and photos you might want a lens with stabilization instead. I have put this on my R and RSC 2 and it's a sweet combo for beautiful shots. Highly recommend. I did notice some flaring when shooting with car headlights at night but it was pretty harsh so ill let it pass. Check out some sample photos too

Best budget lens

By Gary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-23

Awesome portrait lens & the bokah effect is stunning.

You can't ask for more!

By YIWEN
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-09

It's definitely worth of money. $399 for this lens could be a steal lol. Nice bokeh and it's much better than Sony 85mm f1.8. AF is fast enough. I heard that you can get f1.6 if you update firmware, but haven't tried that yet. Anyway it's as sharp as I expected.

Great budget 85mm!

By Aaron
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-08

The lens is great. Although I do wish they sent a cord to plug in with it to update the lens firmware. Other then that, it has been great to work with, used it at a local car show.

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This is the new update?

This is the new update?
Asked by: Yainmar
The Viltrox AF 85mm f/1.8 FE II is the second-generation of this portrait-length prime designed for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-10-03

Are Sony Alpha features like face recognition and ...

Are Sony Alpha features like face recognition and Eye Auto Focus supported the the lens' electronics?
Asked by: Jim
Yes, Eye AF is supported on cameras that support Eye AF.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2021-07-14

Is there any differences in the optical quality ...

Is there any differences in the optical quality between this lens and the first generation lens?
Asked by: Thomas
Yes, the optical quality of this lens is sharper in the center and better edge to edge sharpness as well.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-07-14

is this weather sealed?

is this weather sealed?
Asked by: Matthew
No.
Answered by: Jon
Date published: 2020-12-04

Does the Sony E mount version have US warranty?

Does the Sony E mount version have US warranty?
Asked by: YIWEN
Yes Viltrox AF 85mm f/1.8 FE II Lens for Sony E has 1 year warranty with Viltrox in the USA.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2022-08-05

Is it true this lens reaches a f/1.6 aperture ...

Is it true this lens reaches a f/1.6 aperture with an update?
Asked by: Peter
That is correct, with a firmware update, the lens becomes an f/1.6.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-10-01

It wasn't clear, does this lens allows full ...

It wasn't clear, does this lens allows full auto-exposure and autofocus?
Asked by: Allan
Yes this would allow for full auto-exposure and autofocusing.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-03-14

Can the Z mount version of this lens be updated ...

Can the Z mount version of this lens be updated on a Mac Monterey?
Asked by: Danilo S
Yes, the firmware of the Viltrox AF 85mm f/1.8 Z Lens for Nikon Z can be updated on a Mac computer with Mac Monterey.
Answered by: samikg
Date published: 2022-07-11
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